OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Tri-City Medical Center has appointed Dr. Gene Ma, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist with 15 years of experience, to the position of Chief of Staff starting July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

“Dr. Ma has dedicated his career to Tri-City Medical Center and its emergency patients,” said Tri-City Medical Center CEO Tim Moran. “Gene has earned the respect and appreciation of all who have worked with him, and we appreciate that he is applying his leadership to this important role.”

For his skill and dedication, Dr. Ma has been recognized by his peers as a “San Diego Top Doctor” in emergency medicine eight times.

He joined Tri-City Emergency Medical Group and WorkPartners in 2000 after graduating from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completing his internship at the Stanford School of Medicine and residency at the University of California San Diego.

In 2012, he became executive director of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group and WorkPartners.

Dr. Ma has served on the Tri-City Hospital Foundation board of trustees since 2009 and is an avid supporter of the foundation’s philanthropic mission.

In addition to being board certified, Dr. Ma is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD. He is a past Chairman of Quality Assurance and is a past Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tri-City Medical Center.

Dr. Ma succeeds Dr. Scott Worman, a physician in family practice for 24 years, who served as Chief of Staff from July 2014 to June 2015.

About Tri City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is a full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. with a primary care clinic and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties.

Its Gold Seal of Approval®from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, Cardiovascular Health Institute and a Neurological Institute along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Selected from over 5,700 hospitals, Tri City medical Center has been recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country.

For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.