• April 14th, 2024
  • Sunday, 01:13:37 AM

Salud Names Dr. Pradeep Dharas as New Chief Medical Officer


Photo: Salud Family Health Pradeep Dhar, MD as its newest Chief Medical Officer for Salud Family Health.

 

 

 

Salud Family Health recently announced Pradeep Dhar, MD as its newest Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Dhar is succeeding Dr. Tillman Farley, who served as Salud’s Chief Medical Officer for the past 25 years and will continue to see patients at the Salud Fort Lupton clinic.

 

Dr. Dhar says of this recognition, “I am thrilled to continue my work at Salud by taking over the Chief Medical Officer position, which will allow me to continue providing medical guidance and leadership to Salud’s communities, patients, practitioners, and staff. It is an honor and privilege to continue working with a team of dedicated leaders and healthcare providers at Salud. I am motivated by the opportunity given to me by the Board of Directors and executive leadership team.”

 

Dr. Dhar completed medical school at the University of Bombay, India and pursued a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Dhar briefly worked for a health insurance company as Vice President of Medical Services, a position that helped him understand the policy, medical economics, and administrative aspects of health care clinics. Dr. Dhar then completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota and the University of Hawaii. He is Board certified in Family Medicine and received the Best Resident award at the completion of his program. During his residency, Dr. Dhar worked with Native American communities through the Indian Health Service; this opportunity helped Dr. Dhar understand the importance of continuity of care in underserved communities, and drove him to contribute his services towards this purpose.

 

Dr. Dhar joined Salud in 2006. He initially worked as a Family Physician and Clinic Director for the Salud Sterling clinic, before moving to the Salud Brighton clinic. Dr. Dhar previously served on the Peer Review Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Credentialing Committee at the Banner Sterling Regional Hospital. Currently, Dr. Dhar is a member of the Peer Review Committees at Salud and the Platt Valley Medical Center. Dr. Dhar served as Salud’s Vice President of Medical Services from 2016-2022.

 

Salud Family Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), operating 13 clinic locations, 10 school sites, and a mobile unit. Salud provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services to low-income, medically underserved, and seasonal farmworker populations. Since 1970, Salud is committed to providing care to all community members regardless of finances, insurance coverage, or ability to pay.