Dr. Alison Pachynski

Chief Medical Executive, San Quentin

Alison Pachynski

Dr. Alison Pachynski is the Chief Medical Executive at San Quentin State Prison- soon to be known as the San Quentin Rehabilitation Center!

She received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior, her medical degree from University of California San Francisco and a Master in Public Health from University of California Berkeley. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF/SFGH.

After a few years working in a bilingual safety net clinic and as a hospitalist, Dr. Pachynski joined San Quentin State Prison as a primary care provider in 2007. In 2021 she was named Healthcare Professional of the Year.

She is passionate about ensuring SQ’s residents receive excellent medical care and determined to ensure institutions are healthy environments for residents and staff. And most importantly, she believes there is no problem we cannot solve together.