Stephen Parodi, MD
Associate Executive Director
Dr. Parodi has responsibility for Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s risk management and patient safety program, nephrology services, infectious disease services, transgender medicine, the care of chronic complex medical conditions, and management of laboratory medicine. He also serves as executive vice president of External Affairs, Communications and Brand for The Permanente Federation.
He has held several leadership roles at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and Kaiser Permanente, including chief of Infectious Disease and director of HIV Care for the Napa Solano Service Area, chair of Infectious Disease for KP Northern California, chair of the Northern California Regional Infection Control Committee, chair of the KP HealthConnect Governance Committee, and regional director of Hospital Operations.
Dr. Parodi, who joined TPMG in 2002, practices as an infectious disease physician, providing inpatient and outpatient consultation, HIV care, and travel medicine services. He has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of infections that are the result of multidrug resistant organisms and hospital epidemiology. He led clinical projects related to the reduction of health-care-acquired infections, antimicrobial stewardship, reduction in dialysis-related infections and regional outbreak responses.
His work in hospital operations has included programs such as enhanced recovery after surgery, patient blood management, observation medicine, advanced electronic health alert monitoring and bedside multidisciplinary rounding.
Dr. Parodi is a fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and serves as a delegate to the California Medical Association for the Very Large Group Forum. He has served on Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America committees related to public policy, government affairs and antimicrobial stewardship. He actively collaborates with the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control on public health matters.
He received his medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and infectious disease fellowship at the UCLA Affiliated Program in Infectious Disease.