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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

El Camino Healthcare DistrictCandidate for Director

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Peter C. Fung

37,880 votes (38.18%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To Continue Improving the Health and Wellness of the District.
  • To Maintain the Hospital as a Highly Successful Community Asset which provides Accessible, Affordable, and Compassionate Quality Care to all its Residents.
  • To Maximize Impact of Tax Community Benefit Dollars for all Unmet Healthcare Needs.



Profession:Physician/Vascular Neurologist, El Camino Hospital
Chair, El Camino Healthcare District Board — Elected position (2015–current)
Member, Board of Directors, El Camino Hospital Board — Elected position (2014–current)
Chair, Governance Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Member, Quality, Patient Care and Family Satisfaction Committee — Elected position (2014–current)
Medical Director, Primary Stroke Center, El Camino Hospital (2005–2015)
Secretary and Treasurer, El Camino Healthcare District Board — Appointed position (2014–2015)
Medical Expert, Neurology, Santa Clara Medical Society (1990–2007)
Medical Director, Stroke Team, Alexian Brothers Hospital/Regional Medical Center (1978–2005)
Board of Directors, Medical Dimension Incorporated (1993–1997)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Master of Science (M.S.), Neurology (1977)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Residency, Neurology (1977)
Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan Residency, Internal Medicine (1974)
University of Hong Kong Medical School, Queen Mary Hospital Intern, Internal Medicine (1972)
University of Hong Kong, Medical School Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) (1971)

Community Activities

Founder, Chinese Health Initiative, El Camino Hospital (2003–current)
Founding Member and Shareholder, Physician Medical Group of San Jose (1980–current)
Director of Neurology, Alexian Brothers Hospital/Regional Medical Center (1988–2005)
President, Medical Staff, Alexian Brothers Hospital/Regional Medical Center (1998–2000)
Chief of Medicine, Alexian Brothers Hospital/Regional Medical Center (1985–1986)


I am a healthcare practitioner of over four decades. As the former El Camino Hospital Stroke Program Medical Director, elevating it to one of the best in the nation, I have the experience and expertise to champion all other hospital services to the same level of excellence. As one of the founders of the El Camino Hospital Chinese Health Initiative, I want to extend my success in reducing the disparity of health care for all ethnicities in the area.

As a District Board Director, I have improved the governance on the Hospital Board and optimized the use of tax dollars in community benefits for the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Community of the area.

My leadership role and success track record are a reflection of my passion as a health advocate.  They represent my ability to communicate effectively, build consensus and collaboration across multiple stakeholders. You need a strong voice and a physician on the District Board with not just years of experience but a proven history of leadership and success.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • El Camino Medical Group of Independent Physicians
  • El Camino Hospital Medical Staff Leadership
  • El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors

Organizations (8)

  • Los Altos Town Crier
  • Santa Clara County Republican Party of Silicon Valley
  • Lincoln Club of Northern California
  • Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women (SVAWR)
  • SEIU-United Health Workers West (SEIU-UHW) representing 150,000 Healthcare Workers, including El Camino Hospital
  • South Bay Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
  • Evolve Ca Gov
  • Silicon Valley Chinese Association, the largest organization of Chinese Americans supporting political unity & awareness

Elected Officials (17)

  • Michael 'Mike" Kasperzak, Former Mayor, Mountain View, and Fellow Candidate, El Camino Healthcare District
  • Senator Gerald A. "Jerry" Hill, California 13th District State Senate
  • David D. "Dave" Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 3
  • John L. Zoglin, MBA, Current Member and Past Chair, El Camino Healthcare District Board
  • Hon. Julia E. Miller, Vice Chair, El Camino Healthcare District Board and Past Council Member and Mayor, City of Sunnyva
  • Gary Kalbach, MBA, Incoming Member, El Camino Healthcare District Board
  • Neysea Fligor, JD, Current Member, El Camino Healthcare District Board
  • Dominick Curatola, MD, Past El Camino Healthcare District Board Member
  • Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 2, Vice President
  • Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County Sheriff
  • John McAlister, Councilmember, Mountain View
  • Gary Kreman, Director, Santa Clara Valley Water District #7
  • Chuck Page, Former Mayor, Saratoga
  • John Howe, Former Mayor, Sunnyvale
  • Glenn Hendricks, Mayor, Sunnyvale
  • Ken Yeager, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 4
  • Jose 'Joe' Esteves, Mayor, Milpitas

Individuals (18)

  • Ramtin Agah, MD, President of El Camino Medical Group of Independent Physicians
  • Imtiaz Qureshi, MD, President, Medical Staff of El Camino Hospital
  • Apurva Marfatia, MD, President-Elect, Medical Staff of El Camino Hospital
  • Shyamali M. Singhal, MD, PhD, Vice President, El Camino Medical Group of Independent Physicians
  • Jenelle Jirdal, MD, Medical Director, El Camino Hospital Stroke Program
  • Saul Eisenstat, MD, General and Cancer Surgery, Past President of Medical Staff of El Camino Hospital
  • Inna Yaskin, DO, Member, El Camino Medical Group
  • Silicon Valley Diagnostic Imaging (SVDI), Physician Radiology Group of El Camino Hospital
  • Donald Prolo, Jr., MD, Past President, Santa Clara County Medical Association and California Neurological Society
  • John Longwell, MD, Past President, Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • J. William Langston, MD, Neurologist and Founder of Parkinson's Disease Institute
  • David Carrington, MD, Neurointerventional Radiologist, El Camino Hospital
  • Yeh-Kuang Tsai, MD
  • Dominick Curatola, MD
  • Stroud W. Connor, MD
  • Fidelia Butt, MD
  • Clement Butt, MD
  • Randolph Fung, MD

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The number one priority is continual excellence and world-class care provided to our district residents, to maintain El Camino Hospital as the best hospitals in the area, meeting and exceeding the expectations of the patients and their families.

My number two priority is (i) to help accessibility of care by providing free and subsidized health clinics, including the forming of stroke, geriatric and pediatric specialty clinics, which would also assure (ii) continuity of care for these patients discharged from the hospital; (iii) to assure affordability - less health care service is necessary when there is a healthier community, and lower cost by innovative programs, protocols, and ideas to reduce error, redundancy and variation of care which would all be costly.

My third priority is to work cohesively with the community leaders to assure intelligent and appropriate use of the tax dollars to benefit the community. This process should be collaborative, accountable and transparent.

Position Papers



Endorsements from El Camino Medical Staff, Healthcare District and Hospital Board members, Administration, and the Community 

"[Dr. Peter] Fung, however, has demonstrated that he has the best interests of the district as a whole at heart during his first four years on the board. He has embraced strategies – opening a series of outpatient health clinics, for example – that bode well for the district’s future. The issues of physician retention and competitive reimbursement remain, but we believe Fung will be part of the solution, not the problem."

- Los Altos Town Crier Staff, Editorial Oct 24, 2018


“As a physician and vascular neurologist for over 40 years, he knows our diverse community and its patients that he continues to serve. This knowledge gives him the depth and breath of the hospital necessary to hold the office of Director.  I highly recommend Dr. Fung for your endorsement and support. It is vital we re-elect Dr. Fung, an honest, dedicated, and the best qualified candidate.”

— Julia Miller, Vice Chair, El Camino Healthcare District Director and ECH Board Member


"As impressive an individual and physician as you are, I'm not surprised at your tremendous development into an increasingly effective board member.  Look forward to at least 4 more years..."

- John L. Zoglin, MBA, Current Member and Past Chair, El Camino Healthcare District Board   


"When I reflect upon Dr. Fung, eight primary attributes come to mind: Integrity, Intellect, Work Ethic, Listener, Team, Communicator, Quality, and Community. Dr. Fung has led the charge to transform the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors.

— Donald C. Sibery, MHA, FACHE, Former Interim CEO, El Camino Hospital


"For as long as I have known Dr. Fung, he has not only been a highly skilled and compassionate physician for El Camino Hospital, but also a true leader and champion for all people within the greater Silicon Valley. I feel Dr. Fung always develops a thorough understanding of each and every critical board issue so that he can genuinely do what is best for the community at large. His dedication to doing what’s right is something that I both applaud and admire."

— Justin Liu, M.D., El Camino Hospital Rehabilitation Medicine Director

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