ARB Board Member Biographies
Alexander Sherriffs, M.D

This page last reviewed January 29, 2015

Appointed March 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

photo of alexander sheriffs Alex Sherriffs is a family physician practicing in Fowler, Calif., since 1983. He and his family physician partner -- and wife – Dr. Joan Rubinstein were affiliated with Adventist Health in 2003.

Dr. Sherriffs is active in the full scope of outpatient clinical practice including infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. He is a member of the teaching faculty at UCSF-Fresno and holds the rank of Professor, Health Sciences. His teaching focus is geriatrics, faculty development, house calls and community medicine. Dr. Sherriffs is Co-Director of the UCSF-Fresno Alzheimer’s and Memory Center.

He has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the California Academy of Family Physicians, Section Chair of the Annual Scientific Assembly of the California Medical Association and President of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society. As Chair of the Public Health Committee, he led the Fresno-Madera Medical Society’s development of collaboration with other Valley medical societies and organizations to focus on the health effects of air quality.

Dr. Sherriffs is Board Certified in Family Medicine, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics. He is a member of the California Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Sherriffs was born in California, and earned his BA in History at Yale, his MD at University of California, Davis, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Valley Medical Center, Fresno. He and his wife volunteered to work with the United States Public Health Service and spent two years with the Indian Health Service in Kincheloe, Mich. They returned to California in 1983 to raise their two daughters and establish their practice in the small town of Fowler, population 5200, south of Fresno.