Newsom Appoints Gilbert as DHCS Director

On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Bradley Gilbert as the Director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Dr. Gilbert has been a retired annuitant at the Inland Empire Health Plan since 2019 where he previously held several positions since 1996, including medical director, chief medical officer, and chief executive officer. Gilbert served as the Public Health Director at the County of Riverside Health Services Agency Department of Public Health from 1993 to 1996 and the Public Health Director at the San Mateo County Department of Health Services Division of Public Health. He is a board member of the California Healthcare Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and Manifest Medex.

Gilbert earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Gilbert’s appointment requires Senate confirmation.