Biography

CEO and Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group; President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group; Co-CEO, The Permanente Federation

Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, is CEO and Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group and President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, which combined have nearly 11,000 Permanente physicians and over 40,000 nurses and staff serving approximately 5.2 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Dr. Isaacs, who was named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020, also serves as Co-CEO of The Permanente Federation LLC, providing strategic leadership and direction to all Permanente Medical Groups. Previously, Dr. Isaacs served as physician-in-chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, where he was responsible for all clinical operations and led the medical staff in pioneering several innovations that have been adopted by Kaiser Permanente nationwide.

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