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May 1981Present


John Rashkis, M.D., Family Practice

Run a private family practice in Los Gatos Ca. Care for all aspects of my patients, both in the office as well as the two local hospitals (Good Samaritan and Los Gatos Community). Help to run and participate in the Hospitalist Group (Samaritan Admit Team) at Good Samaritan Hospital. Responsible for the care rendered to all patients under my service. Co-developed the Samaritan Admit Team and co-manage this 14-physician group. Worked with three other physicians in developing a Department of Hospitalist Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital.


Sep 1967Jun 1971


University of Toronto Medical School
Sep 1963Jun 1967


University of Toronto

Graduated Cum Laude, 1st in class in General Science program


Dr. John Rashkis has frequently led the way in introducing new medical care concepts to his community. A family physician in Los Gatos, California, he served The County of Santa Clara paramedic system as Medical Director for most of the 1980s. During that time, Dr. John Rashkis collaborated with the Emergency Medical System Agency in developing their Trauma System Plan, a comprehensive guide that provides an efficient, integrated system of care for both the seriously injured and victims of pandemics. This system currently works with three certified trauma centers in Santa Clara County and provides service on a secondary basis to neighboring counties.

As a member of the medical staff at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, one of the leading acute care facilities in the region, Dr. John Rashkis collaborated with other physicians to found the Department of Hospitalist Medicine. Hospitalists are medical doctors who act as primary physicians for admitted patients during their stay. This approach benefits all stakeholders: patients, who have greater access to physician care; their regular doctors, who may lack specialized knowledge of certain conditions or experience coordinating care in an institutional setting; and the medical centers, which gain from having full-time physicians who can manage and oversee all aspects of the admitted individuals’ care. Dr. Rashkis continues to work in this capacity and co-manage the Good Samaritan Hospitalist Group.

Dr. John Rashkis belongs to many professional organizations, including the American Medical Association. He also served as the Medical Director for the Masonic Homes of California, as well as a number of skilled nursing facilities in the region. Dr. Rashkis and his wife Karen have raised two sons who are now practicing attorneys.


Martial arts, weight lifting, walking the dogs on the beach, reading