TPMG Leadership

TPMG Leadership2022-07-25T16:20:53+00:00

Permanente Practice

As an integrated, multidisciplinary medical group that combines strong physician leadership, highly skilled clinicians and the most sophisticated technology, The Permanente Medical Group is at the heart of Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s mission to deliver high quality and affordable health care to our patients and communities.

Permanente physicians hail from top medical schools, residency programs and fellowships, with 21% receiving their training at Harvard University, Stanford University, or the University of California, San Francisco.

Our physicians also reflect the tremendous diversity of our patient population: approximately 55% of them are ethnically and culturally diverse, and more than half speak a language in addition to English.

At the core of our multispecialty group practice is a strong commitment to the physician-patient relationship: we help patients make informed decisions and take the right steps to maximize their total health through all stages of life—in mind, body and spirit.

Meet Members of our Executive Leadership Team

Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS
CEO and Executive Director

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

CEO and Executive Director Dr. Isaacs leads 9,000 physicians and 35,000 staff members caring for over 4.5 million Kaiser Permanente members in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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CEO and Executive Director

Sameer Awsare, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Associate Executive Director In his role as associate executive director, Dr. Awsare oversees mental health, pharmacy services, risk-adjusted coding, revenue cycle, pain services, and outside medical services for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). He also leads the work for TPMG’s opioid initiative.

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Associate Executive Director

Yi-Fen (Irene) Chen, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Associate Executive Director In her role as associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG), Dr. Chen has responsibility for TPMG’s nationally recognized clinical quality and population management work, technology integration, and research, which includes overseeing the TPMG Division of Research (DOR).

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Associate Executive Director

Ellie Farahabadi, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Dr. Farahabadi oversees the areas of Physician Human Resources, Physician Recruitment, and Physician Education and Development. She takes great satisfaction in leading efforts and developing programs that support physicians in clinical practice and also enhance their professional development throughout their careers at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG).

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Associate Executive Director

Nancy Goler, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |March 6th, 2017|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Dr. Goler, who was named associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in 2016, has accountability for women’s health and pediatric care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and also oversees the Appointment and Advice Call Center (AACC).

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Associate Executive Director

Edward Lee, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Dr. Lee was named associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in 2019 and has accountability for Information Technology (IT), which includes operational performance, technology integration, and innovation. He also serves as executive vice president for IT and chief information officer for The Permanente Federation.

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Associate Executive Director

Rich McCarthy, MD
Associate Executive Director
for the Mid-Atlantic States

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Dr. McCarthy is TPMG’s associate executive director with oversight for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG). In this role, Dr. McCarthy leads more than 1,800 physicians and staff members who deliver superior health care to nearly 800,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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Associate Executive Director
for the Mid-Atlantic States

Brian Missett, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

In his role as associate executive director, Dr. Missett oversees The Permanente Medical Group’s (TPMG) medical subspecialty services, which includes cancer care services and cardiac care services.

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Associate Executive Director

Stephen Parodi, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

In his role as associate executive director, Dr. Parodi is responsible for hospital operations, inpatient quality, patient safety, care of complex and special needs populations, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, and external communications.

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Associate Executive Director

Smita Rouillard, MD
Associate Executive Director

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Dr. Rouillard was named associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in 2019. In this role, she has accountability for surgical services, perioperative medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, outpatient access, operating room access, anesthesia, clinical and surgical technology, and physician assistants.

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Associate Executive Director

Karen Hall
Chief Legal Officer and
General Counsel

By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

Karen Hall was named Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for The Permanente Medical Group and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in 2019. In this role, she oversees TPMG’s and MAPMG’s Office of the General Counsel and serves as a business and legal partner and trusted advisor to the Boards of Directors and executives.

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Chief Legal Officer and
General Counsel

Patricia West
Vice President of Financial Services

By |January 27th, 2022|Categories: Meet Our Leaders|

As vice president of Financial Services for The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Patricia West is responsible for managing TPMG’s and MAPMG’s financial affairs.

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Vice President of Financial Services