Board of Directors

Pushpendu Banerjee, MD

Dr. Banerjee is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology,  practicing in La Jolla since 1997.  He is an active member of the American Societies of Hematology and Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Physicians, and the National Association of Inpatient Physicians, as well as the American Medical Society.  Dr. Banerjee is currently part of POHA and is a consultant at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where he sees a variety of hematological and malignant conditions. He is currently a physician with cCare Physicians, practicing in La Jolla.  Dr. Banerjee is the Chairman of the Board for the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Board for the Health Excel IPA Board of Directors.  He also serves on the XiMED Hospitalists Board of Directors.

Gene Ma, M.D.

Dr. Gene Ma is a critical care specialist in Oceanside, California. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ma received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.  He completed his internship at the Stanford School of Medicine, and his residency at the University of California, San Diego.  In 2012, he became executive director of Tri-City Emergency Medical Group and WorkPartners.  Dr. Ma served as Chief of Staff of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside from 2015-2016.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

Vimal Nanavati, M.D.

Dr. Nanavati graduated from Loyola University in 1987.  He received his Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease in 2000, and also in Interventional Cardiology in 2003.  Dr. Nanavati completed both his internship in 1990 and residency in 1991 at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago.  He received his fellowship from the University of Illinois in 1993.  He is currently practicing with Advanced Heart Care, Inc.  Dr. Nanavati is affiliated with Alvarado Medical Center, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Paradise Valley Hospital.  Dr. Nanavati joined the Health Excel Board of Directors in 2019.

Thomas C. Sounhein, J.D., President, CEO

Thomas Sounhein is a licensed attorney who has over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry in both legal and management positions. He has served as Chief Executive Officer for several large healthcare companies. Mr. Sounhein is currently the Chief Executive Officer for all the entities under the XiMED umbrella including XiMED Medical Group, XiMED Hospitalists, XiMED IPA, XiMED Foundation, XiMED Wound Care, and the Scripps/XiMED Medical Center.  He is the President/CEO of Health Excel.