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.