The Medical Board of Governors is a group of leading medical specialists, hospital CEO’s, and key executive leaders in the healthcare and medical sector in Palm Beach County.
Their mission is: “To Lead the Way as a Health Care Organization, to Advocate, Explore, Integrate, Develop, Promote, Mentor, and Inspire.”
The Medical Board of Governors and the Doctors Networking Group is unique to the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce in that doctors are exclusively invited to socialize with and engage each other. Doctors and Healthcare Professionals are invited to mingle in a closed setting designed especially to give the doctors time to learn from each other and discuss the latest in medicine, public policy affecting healthcare, and operational innovations.
Dr. Ishan Gunawardene
Wellington Regional Medical Center - Chief of Department of Medicine
Dr. Gunawardene is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He graduated from St. Georges University and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Coney Island Hospital-Affiliate of State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing medicine for twenty-three years. Dr. Gunawardene is Chief of Department of Medicine and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Wellington Regional Medical Center. He is the Director of AMC Hospitalist LLC, a hospitalist company that provides services at JFK Medical Center and Wellington Regional Medical Center and Advanced Medical Clinic, PA located in Wellington at Palomino Park. Dr. Gunawardene is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Internal medicine for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, has an extensive involvement in geriatric care and is an Advisor to multiple Rehab centers in Palm Beach County. Since 2006 to late 2013, Dr. Gunawardene spent most of his time as Assistant Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center, devoting most of his time training post-graduated medical residents and students, who later went on to accept many prestigious positions, as well as becoming local area physicians. He was awarded The Golden Apple Award for outstanding leadership and devotion to the Residency program for two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011 and also received The Distinguished Mentor Award in 2013.
For information about the Medical Board of Governors or to request a speaker for an event, contact:
Mary Lou Bedford
Chief Executive Officer
Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce &
Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation