Michael Nduati, MD, began his tenure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UCR Health in the Fall of 2016. As CEO, Dr. Nduati is leading the strategic development and growth for UCR Health — the clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR School of Medicine).
Dr. Nduati is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. He joined the UCR School of Medicine in 2012 as Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs. In early 2013, he expanded his leadership responsibilities by accepting roles as the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE) Director and the Director, Hospital Medicine. As a member of the core team that helped develop clinical service line programs for UCR Health, he hopes to continue to advance UCR Health, “to increase access both in primary care and needed specialty care for the community.” Additionally, he has positioned the clinical practices to support the other two pillars of UCR School of Medicine’s tripartite mission in the education of medical students, and the growth of clinical and translational research.
Dr. Nduati brings extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare to his role as CEO, UCR Health. Prior to joining the UCR School of Medicine, Dr. Nduati practiced as a hospitalist with Kaiser Permanente and was a healthcare consultant with the Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Los Angeles, California. He has served on numerous medical professional committees and is active in several medical professional associations. Dr. Nduati is a strong proponent of community service and he participates with community organizations in a variety of roles such as faculty advisor for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA); physician mentor for the UC Riverside Student Run Homeless Health Clinic, Riverside, California; and Director of the Vines Medical Foundation’s Elma Vines Summer Health Academy.
Dr. Nduati was selected as a 2016 Up and Comer awardee by Modern Healthcare magazine. The awards program recognizes healthcare’s rising stars. Dr. Nduati was selected for his “deep desire to serve and improve the lives of (his) fellow citizens.” In 2017, Dr. Nduati was named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF) 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.
Dr. Nduati received his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. He completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Fontana, California. Dr. Nduati also earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Nduati still practices medicine with the UCR Health Hospitalist service to maintain a perspective on medicine and patient care in today’s healthcare environment.