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Gary Tamkin , MD, FACEP

Medical Director

Dr. Gary Tamkin is the vice president for provider development and medical director of emergency medicine for Mercy Medical Center Merced. Dr. Tamkin is a volunteer associate clinical professor of emergency medicine, University of California, San Francisco; medical director for the California Highway Patrol and the SWAT Physician for the Merced County Sheriff’s Office regional SWAT team. Dr. Tamkin serves as the chairman of Common Spirit Health’s national Emergency Services Clinical Council. Dr. Tamkin served as the President of California ACEP and is the recipient of the chapter’s highest award for meritorious service. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree with Honors from Brown University and his MD from University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland General Hospital, University of California San Francisco where he was chief resident and president of the California Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association.
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