Course Leadership

Moises I. Cruz, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Health Policy & Social Mission Collaboration
Regional Director, Community Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Moises Cruz, MD is a partner physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He serves as co-director for the Health Policy & Social Mission Collaboration between GWU and Kaiser Permanente, Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Community Medicine Fellowship, and Program Director for the combined IM/MPH track. He holds an appointment as assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz is dedicated to improving health access for underserved populations and in eliminating health disparities. He volunteers at Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic and helped set up a specialty care hub at KHEIR clinic to improve access to specialty care for uninsured/underinsured patients. Dr. Cruz completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles after receiving his medical degree from the University of California San Diego. He holds a Masters in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Marc H. Klau, MD, MBA
Co-Director, Health Policy & Social Mission Collaboration
Director of Physician Development-CME, GME & Leadership
Regional Chief of Orange County Chief Head & Neck Surgery
Physician Director Support Services and Imaging Orange County Department
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California

Dr. Marc Klau has been with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group for over 30 years. He is currently the regional chief of Head and Neck Surgery, providing leadership for 100 surgeons. He is also the Assistant Regional Medical Director for Education, Learning and Leadership. He now oversees the new KP School of Medicine and all of the Southern California Kaiser Permanente residencies, as well as continuing medical education and leadership. Dr. Klau completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He completed his medical education at The University of Connecticut. Dr. Klau holds an MBA from Cal State Fullerton where he focused on Organizational Leadership.

Neil Chawla, MD
Co-Director, Health Policy & Social Mission Collaboration
Clinical Faculty of Family and Community Medicine
Department of Family Medicine & Urgent Care
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Neil Chawla, MD is an Associate Physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He completed his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and came to Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles for internship and residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Chawla then completed the Community Medicine fellowship in 2015, during which time he developed a mentorship pipeline program for high school students interested in health careers and started a summer program for college and medical students to teach local high school students about the social determinants of health. Dr. Chawla currently serves as Clinical Faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where he has a blended practice of primary care, urgent care, and hospital medicine. He also teaches students and residents at Kaiser Permanente and at the UCLA Mobile Clinic. He holds a Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Department of Family Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.