Friday, July 1, 2011 6:23 PM

Dr. Michael Synn named to Community's "Ultimate People"

Dr. Michael Synn, medical director of Clovis Community Medical Center’s In Vitro Fertilization Embryology Laboratory and member of Community’s Board of Trustees, has been named one of the Ultimate People of 2011. He’s being honored by Community’s Foundation for his passionate devotion to the successful expansion of the Clovis Community and constant focus on improving health care in the region.

“This honor is well-deserved,” said Craig Castro, Clovis Community’s chief executive officer. “Dr. Synn works tirelessly to support our monumental expansion, by talking with other doctors and with potential philanthropists about how this will benefit Valley families. He knows firsthand the pressures of growth in our region and the needs in health care resources.”

Dr. Synn is one of the region's leading specialists in gynecology and fertility. He is president of the Clovis-based medical staff and a UCSF Fresno academic program assistant clinical professor. He was selected as Fresno's top reproductive medicine/infertility physician in a poll of his physician peers and recently received the prestigious VHA Award as physician champion given to the region's top Quality Advocates for improving health care.

“Ultimate People” honors those from Community Medical Centers who have distinguished themselves with service to Community and its Foundation. This year’s “Ultimate People” will be recognized at the upcoming “Ultimate Party” at Weber BMW in Fresno.

Erin Kennedy reported this story. She can be reached at