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Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., FAAP is a pediatrician in solo practice in Apple Valley, California. He provides primary care for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. He also provides neonatal ICU care at Victor Valley Global Medical Center in Victorville, California. He has been a member of the San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) and the California Medical Association (CMA) for 19 years.
He is currently a member of CMA Board of Trustees, representing the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS). Dr. Rajasekhar is the impetus behind SBCMS’ annual “Medical Staff Leadership Forum”, an annual presentation that offers education in the areas of Governance and Medical Staff Bylaws to hospital chiefs of staff, medical executive committee members, and medical staff office directors.
He is also currently the treasurer for CMA political action committee (CALPAC). Dr. Rajasekhar was named “Fundraiser of the Year” by the CMA in 2017 after accomplishing the monumental feat of raising $100,000 for CALPAC.
Dr. Rajasekhar served as the chief of medical staff at Victor Valley Community Hospital and is familiar with hospital-physician interactions related to the quality of care provided to patients in California hospitals. He is a member of the Provider Advisory Committee (PAC) at the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), which is a Medi-Cal HMO health plan that provides care for more than one million members in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Dr. Rajasekhar believes that the physician-patient relationship is a key factor in providing quality health care for patients. He is also a proponent of the importance of physician leadership in advocating for top quality patient care. He is passionate about promoting payment models that will sustain physician practices, which in turn will increase access to care. He always works to promote the betterment of the medical profession.
He has been married to Padma for more than 40 years, and the family includes two sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.