Alan Shatzel, D.O.’99, M.B.A., was named chief executive officer of the Sacramento, CA-based Mercy Medical Group on Oct. 2. He has held numerous leadership positions at Mercy Medical Group and Dignity Health. He served as medical director of neurology for Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, helping to build it into the Sacramento region’s leader in neurovascular care. He also established Dignity Health’s Telemedicine Network, which utilizes state-of-the-art technology to offer patients immediate access to life-saving medical care through two-way live video/audio and image sharing. Additionally, Shatzel was formerly president of the board of directors for Mercy Medical Group and vice chair for Mercy Foundation. Board-certified in neurology and sleep medicine with subspecialty certification in clinical neurophysiology, he served as chief resident of neurology at the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with emphasis on sleep diagnostics and clinical sleep disorders. He also earned his master of business administration degree at Sacramento State University. He joined Mercy Medical Group in 2004.