2020 CALTCM Leadership Award Recipient

Romilla Batra, MD, MBA
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Romilla Batra sets clinical policies and procedures at SCAN. She provides physician oversight of clinical programs including disease management and ambulatory and complex case management; and helps design clinical initiatives that support healthy, independent aging. She also works with SCAN Health Plan’s provider partners to advance best practices related to senior care.
In addition, Dr. Batra oversees SCAN’s community benefit programs and services, including Independence at Home, which provides vitally needed services and support to seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers. She also directs SCAN’s community giving, health and education efforts and the robust Volunteer Action for Aging program.
Dr. Batra is a board-certified internist with more than 15 years of experience as a medical director, clinician and educator. Immediately prior to joining SCAN in 2011 she worked for five years as the director for ambulatory internal medicine and associate program director for medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine. Her previous experience also includes serving as a medical director at Indiana University Medical Group Community Health Center in Indianapolis and clinical instructor at UCLA/West Los Angeles VA Hospital.
Dr. Batra completed her residency in internal medicine at UCLA and earned her healthcare executive MBA at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. 
A frequent lecturer and guest speaker, she continues to volunteer at UC Irvine as an associate professor of medicine and also serves as a faculty member for the University’s Paul Merage School of Business.


About the CALTCM Leadership Award

The CALTCM Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions in the areas of education, practice, administration or policy in post-acute and long-term care. This leadership is characterized by results of increased visibility of critical issues, creation of solutions to significant problems, and positive impact on the overall quality of care in post-acute and long term care.


  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution in Education.
  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution in Clinical Practice.
  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution in Impacting Policy (State or Federal) of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Services.
  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution in Administration
  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution in Creating Meaningful Solutions to Problems in Post-Acute and Long Term Care.
  • Exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the Quality of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care settings.