Esiquio Casillas, M.D., is the Vice President for Medical Management and Regional Medical Director for the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and Senior Services at AltaMed. In these roles he oversees the clinical operations for Case Management and Utilization Management, and directs programming to improve health care delivery to high-risk populations at AltaMed.
Previously, Dr. Casillas worked at the Jewish Home for the Aging as an Associate Medical Director for the Department of Home and Community Based Services. Dr. Casillas also worked as an Associate Medical Director at Regal Medical Group, where he developed and directed programming for high-risk patient populations, including a high-risk case management program, a home visiting physician program, and a high-risk clinic program. Prior to that, Dr. Casillas worked with Care Level Management as a home visiting physician for elderly patients, where he cared for patients in the South and East Los Angeles areas.
Dr. Casillas continued his studies in health policy by completing a Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a California Endowment Health Policy Scholar. There, he focused on stabilizing the health care safety net by improving community physician private practice infrastructure and processes. Dr. Casillas received his medical degree in 2001 from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency in Family Practice in 2004 at White Memorial Medical Center.
Following his residency training, Dr. Casillas completed a Health Policy Fellowship at White Memorial Medical Center, funded by The California Wellness Foundation. He helped develop innovative strategies to address health policy issues affecting underserved communities. During his year-long fellowship, he organized and coordinated the first annual Practice Management in Primary Care Conference for physicians and residents in California, which was designed to assist health care providers, and build successful and sustainable medical practices in underserved communities.
Dr. Casillas is happily married with one son and one daughter. He enjoys his two dogs, traveling, and hiking.