12889 Viscaino Pl
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
On Wednesday, October 16th we’ll be hosting our Dinner Meeting at the Fremont Hills Country Club.
Dr. Vanila Singh recently served as Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her topic will be, “An Inside View of the Trump Administration: Responding to the Opioid Crisis.”
Early-bird Price: $40 for Members; $50 for Non-Members; $25 for Students (w/ID) After October 13: $50 for Members; $60 for Non-Members
Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM, previously served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, and as Chairperson of the Pain Management Inter-agency Task Force. In a November 1, 2017 article she co-authored, she said, “The opioid crisis has a variety of causes. In many communities, it has been driven by both socioeconomic challenges and lack of attention to behavioral health issues. Research has also shown that the significant rise in prescribing of opioid pain medications that began in the mid to late 1990s has been a key factor in the increase in opioid use, abuse, overdose, and death.”
“Transforming how we treat pain and recalibrating the role opioid medications play in pain care are a critical part of achieving the goals of reducing opioid harms and improving the quality of life for patients living with pain.”
“Rethinking pain treatment is a critical piece of the five-point Opioid Strategy HHS unveiled in April 2017.” Read the article.
Dr. Singh has a background in molecular and cell biology, pain medicine, and regional anesthesia. She is double board-certified. She has served in medical ethics, and continues to serve on scientific editorial boards, committees for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, California Medical Association, and the Santa Clara County Medical Association. She has an interest & remains involved in health policy with an additional background in economics.