Our Board

Richard Brown, M.D., Chairman of the Board

Dr. Brown is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon praticing in La Jolla since 1993. He served as Orthopaedic Section Chief at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla from 1997 to 1999.  He is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Brown presently serves as an attending in hand surgery at the University of California San Diego. He is a member of Torrey Pines Orthopaedic Medical Group and has been in practice since 1991. Dr. Brown also serves on the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors.

Pushpendu Banerjee, M.D

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 also a member of the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors, and serves as Chairman of the XiMED Hospitalists Board of Directors.

Edward Cohen, M.D

Dr. Cohen is a Board Certified Urologist practicing in La Jolla since 1990.  He is an member of the American Urological Association.  He has served as Chief of Urology at Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Encinitas Hospitals and has served as Chief of Staff of Scripps Encinitas.  He is currently the CEO of Genesis Healthcare Partners. Dr. Cohen also serves on the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors.

Bruce Covner, M.D

Dr. Covner is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Hospitalist practicing in San Diego/La Jolla since 1990. He is the President of Prima Primary Medical Associates La Jolla, and is an active member of the San Diego Medical Society.  He is a multiple winner of the San Diego Top Doctors Award, and is well-known throughout the physician community.  Dr. Covner is currently the Medical Director for XiMED Hospitalists, and also serves on the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors.

Monica Perlman, M.D

Dr. Perlman is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician with a lifetime Board Certification in Preventative Medicine and Public Health.  She has been practicing in San Diego/La Jolla since 1991.  She is the President of the Perlman Clinic in La Jolla, and has served as Director of Primary Care and head of Occupational Medicine and Employee Health at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Perlman also serves on the XiMED Medical Group Board of Directors.

Thomas C. Sounhein, J.D., Chief Executive Officer, Ex Officio

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, and the Scripps/XiMED Medical Center.