Borrego Health Announces Dr. Kenneth Soda as Chief Medical Officer

News Release

June 20, 2022

Contact: Dan Kramer - Phone: 949.415.8721 - Email: publicrelations@borregohealth.org



BORREGO SPRINGS, CA (June 20, 2022) – Borrego Community Health Foundation (Borrego Health) announced today that Kenneth Soda, M.D., MHA (EHML) has been named Chief Medical Officer for the organization, effective June 27, 2022.

Dr. Soda brings over 20 years of clinical and executive expertise to Borrego Health, having served in a Chief Medical Officer capacity with both Dignity Health-Pacific Central Coast Health Centers Medical Group (Santa Maria, CA) and Physician Health Partners, LLC’s Colorado Community Health Alliance

Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative (Denver, CO). He also recently served in physician executive roles with Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System (San Jose, CA).

“Borrego Health patients and team members will benefit from Dr. Soda’s strong clinical background and significant experience in both executive and administrative roles,” said Edgar Bulloch, M.D., CEO of Borrego Health. “Specifically, Dr. Soda’s experience with Medi-Cal Whole Person Care and Health First Colorado [Colorado Medicaid] will add value to our mission of supporting Medi-Cal patients and other underserved groups.”

After beginning his career as a family medicine physician near Denver, CO, Dr. Soda moved into clinical faculty and program director roles with Centura Health System’s St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program (Westminster, CO.)

“I’m looking forward to being part of Borrego Health’s efforts to provide a medical home and safety net to patients and communities with few or no other options for care,” shared Dr. Soda. “I was attracted to Borrego Health due to the opportunity to support mission-driven clinicians in bringing compassionate, high-quality care to the people who need it the most. I’m grateful to be joining this team.”

Dr. Soda earned his Executive Master’s Degree in Healthcare Leadership at Brown University and his Medical Degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. After earning his Medical Degree, Dr. Soda completed his graduate medical training with the Family Medicine Residency Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and went on to an Obstetrics Fellowship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Earlier, his educational journey began with his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, then progressed with his Master of Science in Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Postgraduate Studies in Biology at Hunter College. Dr. Soda also enhanced his education with Business Management courses from institutions such as University of California, Irvine and Rice University.

About Borrego Health

Borrego Health provides high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services. Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility.