Dr. Nikan Khatibi appointed to CHPEF Board of Trustees January 7, 2016 General CHPEF, Dr. Nikan Khatibi 0 Governor Jerry Brown appointed Dr. Nikan Khatibi to the Board of Trustees for the California Health Professions Education Foundation (CHPEF). Established in 1987, the CHPEF is the state's only non-profit foundation statutorily created to improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California. The Board has awarded more than $124,000,000 in scholarships and loan repayments to California health professionals who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those key areas. By doing so, the Board has provided California patients with a culturally and linguistically competent health workforce dedicated to delivering direct patient care in California's underserved communities. Dr. Khatibi is a physician anesthesiologist, pain medicine and addiction specialist. He currently resides in Orange County, California. Comments are closed.