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Robert Pearl, M.D.

CEO, The Permanente Medical Group

Dr. Pearl served as the CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente) for the past 18 years and President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group for the past seven. In these roles, he was responsible for the medical care provided by more than 10,000 physicians and 35,000 staff members to five million Kaiser Permanente members in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Pearl is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. He is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is also on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, as well as lecturing on health care technology.

Professional highlights include:

  • Author of Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care And Why We’re Usually Wrong
  • Selected as one of the most powerful physician leaders in the nation by Modern Healthcare
  • Publisher of a biweekly column on and publisher of more than 100 articles in various medical journals
  • Medical Degree from Yale University School of Medicine