Three Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) faculty members are recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Family Physicians of the Year award. Resa Caivano, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science, Vanessa Gavin-Headen, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor of Clinical Science, and Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, Instructor of Clinical Science, were each presented with the distinguished honor during an August 19 celebration at the Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach as part of the 47th Annual Irving M. Rasgon, MD, Family Medicine Hybrid Symposium.
Each Kaiser Permanente Family Physician of the Year is nominated and selected by peers. The award recognizes a family physician from each of Kaiser Permanente’s 12 service regions and spotlights those whose contributions to their respective departments have been exemplary. This year, John Brian Bronson, MD, Regional Chief of Family Medicine for Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) served as Master of Ceremonies at the event, and a chief or assistant chief from each of Kaiser Permanente’s 12 regions presented each honoree with their award.