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Alameda County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for S. Walter Kran, MD

Candidate for
Member, Board of Directors; Eden Township Health Care District

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S. Walter Kran, M.D., FACR

Dr Walter Kran, a San Leandro resident for 40 years, enjoyed practicing medicine at two area hospitals for nearly 30 years.

His patient care experience began with pre-medical coursework at UC Berkeley. After attending the University of Chicago Medical School, Dr. Kran served in the United States Air Force as an officer in the Medical Corps. Between 1962 and 1964, he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base.

Dr. Kran returned to San Leandro where his hard work and commitment to quality patient care were recognized by his peers. In 1973, his colleagues elected him to the Chief of Staff.

Dr. Kran's proudest achievements as physician and Chief of Staff include:

  • Established a Nuclear Medicine Department at San Leandro Hospital
  • Instituted the first mammography program in the region.
  • Set up the first CT Scans and MRI services in the area.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kran has been recognized for his leadership and management skills by colleagues and the community. As a patient, a doctor and a community member, Dr Kran looks forward to ensuring quality, affordable, accessible health care for the District.

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1951)

M.D. from University of Chicago Medical School (1956)

Board Certified in Radiology (1965)

Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine (1975)

Military Service: USAF (1957 - 1966)

Chief of Radiology, Travis AFB Hospital(1962 - 1964)

Chief of Raidology, Clark AFB Hospital(1964 - 1966)

Hospital Privileges: San Leandro Hospital, (1966 - 1994), and Laurel Grove Hospital, Castro Valley, CA (1969 - 1987)

Principal Positions Held: Chief, Department of Radiology San Leandro Hospital, (1966 to 1994), and Laurel Grove Hospital, Castro Valley, CA (1969 to 1987)

Member, Executive Committee, San Leandro Hospital,(1966 - 1994), and Laurel Grove Hospital, Castro Valley, CA (1969 - 1987)

President,East Bay Radiological Society (1972 - 1973)

Chief of Staff San Leandro Hospital, (1973 - 1974), and Laurel Grove Hospital, Castro Valley, CA (1982)

Member, Governing Board San Leandro Hospital,(1974 - 1975 and 1989 - 1993)

President California Radiological Society (1983 - 84)

Chairman, Board of Trustees San Leandro Hospital, (1991 - 1992)

Retired 1994

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