Dr. Elander's service extends beyond the medical office. In 2011-12 he served as President for the Los Angeles County Medical Association. This group works to promote and better the care of patients and physicians. Dr. Elander currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Patient Care Foundation, recently renamed, Physicians for Patients. He also donates his time to consult for the Physician News Network, a weekly news letter which reaches some 8,000 physicians in the Los Angeles county.