Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Medical Board of California Appoints New Interim Executive Director After Retirement of Linda Whitney After 37 Years

The Medical Board of California announces the appointment of Kimberly Kirchmeyer as its new interim executive director. Ms. Kirchmeyer has been with the Medical Board since 1999, and was deputy director from 2005 to 2009. In late 2009, Ms. Kirchmeyer left the Medical Board for approximately two years and served as deputy director of Board and Bureau Relations for the Department of Consumer Affairs. She returned to the Medical Board in June 2011 in her prior position as deputy director.

Kimberly Kirchmeyer succeeds Linda Whitney, former executive director of the Medical Board, who retired this month after 37 years of state service. Ms. Kirchmeyer begins her new position immediately.

An executive recruitment and search committee is working with the Department of Consumer Affairs to find a permanent Executive Director.

Attorney Commentary Regarding Medical Board

The California Medical Board is undergoing a great deal of change and pressure in today’s political climate. Ms. Kirchmeyer will be the interim director while they search for a new Executive Director. I expect the climate with respect to the discipline of physicians and other health care professionals to become more aggressive, consumer-oriented and proactive in its investigations.

Posted by Tracy Green, Esq.

Ms. Green is an experienced California Medical Board attorney who represents physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals in licensing, civil, administrative and criminal investigations, criminal prosecutions and board proceedings. To discuss your particular situation, call 213-233-2260 or email  The firm website is


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