The California Academy of Family Physicians presents this prestigious award to an individual who exhibits the finest qualities of family physicians, and who goes above and beyond in service to patients and community. This year, CAFP is proud to honor Erika Roshanravan, MD, FAAFP as our 2022 Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. Roshanravan is a continued source of inspiration for colleagues both locally within the re-invigorated Sacramento Valley Chapter of the CAFP, and state-wide as the Alternate District X Director to the CAFP, as a contributing member of the CAFP Finance Committee, Scope of Practice Committee, as a member of the Family Medicine Initiative on Trauma Informed Care Expert Advisory Panel, and currently as the District X Director to the CAFP.
She serves as UC Davis preceptor/faculty for family medicine residents with continuity clinic at the FQHC – Communicare, as volunteer faculty for Primary care immersion RURAL PRIME medical students, and as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer within the Communicare Health Center.
Dr. Roshanravan is a selfless advocate for her patients. She works tirelessly to care for the underserved, rural population within Woodland, CA and the surrounding areas, providing full-spectrum trauma-informed care within the FQHC environment. Dr. Roshanravan is a transformational leader – she motivates her colleagues, peers, and mentees to get involved in the community, and in the CAFP. She has led multiple advocacy events over the past three years, and was a leader in reinvigorating the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the CAFP.
Outside of her work within the CAFP, and her FQHC, she volunteers at her childrens’ school as facilitator and chaperone for the classroom, organizer for fundraising events, and leader for the science fairs. Dr. Roshanravan is a superb representative of the field of family medicine. She is optimistic, creative, and an empathetic listener who is dedicated to advancing the specialty of family medicine, and advocating for health policy and legislation that supports the health and wellness of all Californians. Through the strength of her vision, and communication skills, she inspires students, residents, and colleagues to do more and be more for family medicine.