Dr. Michele DiTomas MD, CCHP
Chief Medical Executive
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Dr. Michele DiTomas has served as the Chief Physician and Surgeon and Hospice Medical Director at California Medical Facility in the California Department of Corrections since 2007. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. DiTomas has spent over 10 years working for prison reform from the inside by advocating for positive changes from both custody and medical staff as well as through collaboration with outside organizations. She has worked as a consultant through the UCSF Criminal Justice and Aging Project to assist in training clinical and custodial staff on the special needs of the geriatric prisoner and the provision of compassionate end of life care to the Hawaii and New York Department of Corrections as well as at Riker's Island Jail in New York City.