|California State Assemblyman, 5th District|
|P.O. Box 942849|
|Sacramento, CA 94249-0043|
|Tel: (916) 319-2005|
|Fax: (916) 319-2105|
|- Email Richard|
Dr. Richard Pan is a pediatrician elected in November of 2010 to represent California’s 5th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento County communities of Arden Arcade, Carmichael, the City of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, the City of Folsom, North Highlands, McClellan Park, Orangevale, Natomas, Sacramento and the Placer County community of Granite Bay.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Dr. Pan served as the director the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program, where he developed a national award-winning program to promote healthy lifestyles by partnering with community groups.
Dr. Pan’s life’s work has been to keep kids healthy and safe, and has founded a number of organizations that work toward this goal. These organizations include:
•Communities and Physicians Together, a grassroots program partnering physicians with disadvantaged communities; •Sacramento Health Improvement Project (co-founder), which brings together doctors, hospitals, clinics, and community leaders to ensure that all Sacramento County residents are able to access primary health care; and •Healthy Kids Healthy Future (co-founder and chair), which secured health, dental and vision coverage for over 65,000 children in Sacramento, Colusa, El Dorado, Placer and Yuba counties. In 2008, Dr. Pan was honored as the Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning for his leadership in making community involvement a part of the UC Davis medical school curriculum. He was further honored earlier this year as the 2010 Physician Humanitarian Award from the Medical Board of California in honor of his work as a pediatrician, professor, and community advocate.
In addition to Dr. Pan’s work as a pediatrician and educator at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, he has extensive experience as a community advocate on local and statewide boards and commissions. These include the United Way California Capitol Region board, where he chairs the United Way’s Impact Council; the board of BloodSource to promote blood donation; and served for six-years as a commissioner on the Sacramento First 5 Commission. As a board member and small business owner, Dr. Pan has experience with balancing budgets, meeting payroll, and doing more with less.
The child of Taiwanese immigrants, Dr. Pan is a product of public schools. He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, his medical doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University.
Dr. Pan makes his home in Natomas, where he lives with his wife, Dr. Wang, a family dentist, and two young sons.
Above taken from the bio on his http://asmdc.org/members/a05/biography?layout=item (as of 6/2011)