Chief Medical Officer for United Health Centers passes away from COVID-19 complications

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The Chief Medical Officer for United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley has died after a more than month-long battle with COVID-19.

Dr. Robert Shankerman led clinical operations at 21 health centers in Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties since 2014 and saw patients twice a week at the Parlier Health Center.

He passed away while in intensive care at Saint Agnes Medical Center on Saturday.