PACE Care Team

InnovAge California PACE - Sacramento

Vanessa J. Mandal, MD, CMD, MS

Medical Director
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Team intelligence is key in the person centered care of frail older adults. My philosophy with healthcare teams is care that centers on improving patient safety and functionality. PACE promotes a holistic approach with attention to the wellbeing of the participant and the stability of their support system.
Dr. Mandal earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Health Administration and Inter-Professional Leadership at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, she is currently board certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. 

Before joining InnovAge, Dr. Mandal worked with Dignity Health in Sacramento to build community-based palliative care. She also served as Medical Director at HCR Manor Care leading an interdisciplinary team of professionals in incorporating medical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual aspects into person-centered clinical decision making. 
 
Dr. Mandal was recognized as Physician of the Year by the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) for her innovative work in health care with Eskaton Home Health Agency. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mandal, her spouse, and three children enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, and travel.