Les Zendle, MD

Dr. Zendle is a retired Kaiser Permanente physician where he specialized in internal medicine and geriatrics. He did his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in LA, and his medical degree and post-graduate training at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was a partner physician in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) – Kaiser Permanente from 1980 – 2006, serving as the Southern California Region Associate Medical Director for Clinical Services from 1993 – 2003.

Since becoming a volunteer in 2011, Dr. Zendle has given more than 700 volunteer hours to care for our patients. Dr. Zendle was our volunteer Medical Director from 2012 through 2017 and the Chair of our Clinical Care Committee. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the Desert Healthcare District in 2016, and he resigned his position as CVVIM Medical Director in 2017 when he assumed the role of President. Dr. Zendle remains on our Board of Directors and an active medical provider.