Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center

Dr. Manashil came to Kaiser Permanente San Rafael in 1980 as Chief of Radiology. Always looking for new and better ways to care for patients, he was a leader in making breast care for women not a passive contribution for radiologists, but an active one, from needle localizations to the more sophisticated imaging processes that are utilized today. His contributions have reached beyond Marin County. He instituted and chaired Kaiser Permanente Northern California's annual education courses in mammographic interpretation and breast cancer diagnosis. He spearheaded the implementation of diagnostic modalities, including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy techniques. He also developed the mammography transcription reporting protocol in the 1980's that is still used at Kaiser today.

As Physician-in-Chief of Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, a position he has held since 1999, Dr. Manashil has been entrusted with the care of almost half of the families in Marin County. Gordon Manashil exemplifies the Kaiser Permanente philosophy that giving back to the community is one of the most important things that a physician and a medical group can do. “Healthy Community" is what Kaiser San Rafael is about, and Dr. Manashil has demonstrated this throughout his long and distinguished career as a physician, a medical staff leader, an educator, a community supporter and a breast cancer advocate. Dr. Manashil retires in June of this year and we know that he will maintain his commitment to medicine, the community and breast cancer.

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