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Nancy Torres

Pediatric Hospitalist, Clinical Lead: Pediatric Palliative Care, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Roseville, Calif.

Dr. Torres most recently returned from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where she participated in the Tsunami Relief efforts. She served as Deputy Director of the Division of Health Profession Diversity for the Bureau of Health Professions at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Prior to that, she served as Chief of the Primary Care Medical Education Branch in the Division of Medicine and Dentistry, HRSA. Dr. Torres is a pediatrician with extensive experience in managed care, academic, and community health settings. She has worked with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California for over 18 years, holding various administrative and leadership roles in the organization. She was Director of the Intensive Care Nursery, Assistant Chief of the Pediatric Department and Co-Leader for Kaiser's Diversity Initiative. She was also involved in the policy and program development for culturally/linguistically-competent health care of the organization, as well as in building Kaiser-community partnerships. Dr. Torres was appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in 1998, and has participated in the education and training of medical students and pediatric residents.

Dr. Torres received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California, Oakland, CA in 1985. She received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998 as a CFHU Fellow.

E-mail: Nancy Torres