Cancer Center Administration

The Cancer Center’s Leadership Team helps provide quality healthcare for the California Central Coast communities we serve by recruiting the best physicians and continuing to provide the most up-to-date facilities and advanced medical technologies to serve the healthcare needs of our patients. As a nonprofit organization we provide many vital community health services and resources and as one of the area’s largest employers, we recognize the value of our many employees and their role in providing excellent service and care.

Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ransohoff joined Sansum Clinic in 1992. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ransohoff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine and a medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine from 1989-1992, and Chief Resident and Clinical Instructor from 1988-1989.  Dr. Ransohoff was Chairman of our Internal Medicine Department from 1992-1994, and Assistant Medical Director from 1994-1997. He has been Medical Director since 1997, President since 1998, and CEO since 2002.

Chad Hine, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hine is a highly analytical financial executive with in-depth experience in the healthcare industry. His exceptional evaluation and planning skills make him a respected and proven leader. Before joining Sansum Clinic, Mr. Hine was CFO at Quincy Medical Group in Illinois where he oversaw all aspects of financial performance and operations for the organization and led a substantial financial turnaround that improved profitability by more than 100 percent. Prior to that he was principal and co-owner of investment bank and consultancy CEO Strategic Solutions, LLC. Mr. Hine began his career with Bank of America where he was Assistant Vice President in charge of underwriting and approving credit facilities for middle market businesses. He earned a BS in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University and an MBA with a focus in finance and entrepreneurship from USC, where he graduated with honors. 

Alexander Bauer, MBA, CPA, CHC

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bauer is a financial leader with an extensive background in the healthcare industry, bringing a history of building consensus for difficult changes in systems and finance processes. He finds driving a culture of accountability adds value to operating organizations. Mr. Bauer has the expertise to support rapidly changing care and reimbursement models, evolving business models and new care delivery systems. He was recognized by the Advisory Board for building a highly effective Analytics team and for his collaboration with Physician Leadership obtaining NCQA Medical Home Certification for five clinics.

Before joining Sansum Clinic, Mr. Bauer was Vice President and CFO for Renown Health, Nevada’s only integrated non-profit Health System. Prior to Renown Health, he worked as a Financial Manager of Area Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery at Kaiser Permanente and as the Business Manager and Consultant of Ambulatory Care at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Mr. Bauer received his Bachelor in Finance and Accounting from Ruhr Universitat in Bochum, Germany and his MBA with a focus in Technology Innovations Management from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Mr. Bauer is also certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Association.

Matthew Kunkel, MHA

Vice President of Oncology Services, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic

Mr. Kunkel is a healthcare operations leader with extensive experience in clinical operations, financial management and strategic planning. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. John’s University in Minnesota and his Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota.
 
Before joining Sansum Clinic, Mr. Kunkel was the Director of Business Operations and Finance at Stanford Health Care where he was a senior member of the leadership team serving the Cardiovascular service line and worked in collaboration with the Cancer service line. Prior to Stanford Health Care, Mr. Kunkel worked as a Director of Clinical Operations at Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation, leading the clinical operations, financial management and strategic direction of over 20 medical specialty outpatient departments and was a senior member of the Cancer service line leadership team, serving regional cancer centers across the South Bay Area. Additionally, he brings a diverse set of past academic and community-based professional experiences that include the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente in Denver, CO and Sutter Health throughout Northern California.