Get to Know Our Doctors

Leadership

Shoshana Helman, MD

HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Dr. Helman has led the growth of the Inpatient Palliative Care program and supported the development of an outpatient Palliative Care service.

Jesus Rodriguez, MD

FAMILY MEDICINE

Today, Dr. Rodriguez is involved in many efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the local Latino community. His dedication to community outreach encourages and inspires others to follow his lead.

Research

Daniel Klein, MD

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Dr. Daniel Klein is recognized for the indispensable role he played in the transformation of HIV/AIDS from a mostly fatal disease to a chronic, manageable condition.

Nancy Goler, MD

OB/GYN

Dr. Goler is regional director of our Early Start Program. This service greatly increases a woman's chance of stopping the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy.

Jerome Minkoff, MD

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Jerome Minkoff, MD, has long been involved in osteoporosis research and clinical guidelines development for both osteoporosis and diabetes.

Teaching

Vivian Reyes, MD

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

A tutor throughout high school, college, and medical school, now Dr. Vivian Reyes teaches clinicians and non-clinicians how to save lives in an emergency.

Raul Cruz, MD

HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

A number of our country’s best head and neck surgeons have one thing in common; they were trained by Dr. Raul Cruz. Since 2001, Dr. Cruz has directed Kaiser Permanente Oakland’s distinguished Head & Neck

Joel Levis, MD, Phd

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Dr. Levis has written up more than 500 cases as teaching tools for his fellow physicians throughout the region. “My hope is that Heart Alerts will help other ED physicians rapidly identify a STEMI heart

Exceptional Contribution

Charles Meltzer, MD

HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

Dr. Meltzer’s journey to improve care for patients with head and neck cancer began by creating a virtual Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Tumor Board with a community of specialists from around the region.

Eileen Crowley, MD

DERMATOLOGY

Patients with skin conditions get rapid access to diagnosis and care thanks to the efforts of Dr. Crowley. She envisioned a way to use technology to create a virtual roving dermatology program, now known as

Stephen Parodi, MD

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

TPMG is well prepared to respond to an infectious disease outbreak thanks to Dr. Parodi, chair of the chiefs of Infectious Diseases. He also leads efforts to reduce use of antibiotics and improve infection-control protocols.