About Dr. Palana
He began working as a physician leader for several hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles area. In these roles, he helped hospitals create value-based patient care by communicating with all team members involved in in-patient care, from case managers and nurses to pharmacists and executive leaders. He currently works as a Chief Medical Officer at L.A. Downtown Medical Center and as a Physician Advisor and healthcare executive at West Covina Medical Center. As a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor, Dr. Palana has expanded his Chief Medical Officer role to better serve each hospital and group of physicians by acting as a facilitator, educator, negotiator, and listener.