Physician leaders of the Permanente Medical Groups at Kaiser Permanente and other industry thought leaders come together to discuss solutions to health care, transformational innovation within the industry, and the future of medicine. Join host Chris Grant, EVP and COO of The Permanente Federation, and his guests as they seek the answer to health, health care, and physician wellness in America.
Ep. 13 Charting a course for COVID-19 vaccination with Dr. Tinisha Cheatham and Dr. Craig Robbins
In this episode of the Permanente Medicine Podcast, host Chris Grant delves into the topic of COVID-19 vaccine distribution – key learnings, significant milestones, and the path ahead to reach herd immunity. Tinisha Cheatham, DO, physician in chief of the Kaiser Permanente Baltimore service area; and Craig Robbins, national co-leader of Kaiser Permanente’s vaccination program; share their experience around raising vaccine awareness, developing partnerships with health agencies and community groups, and increasing advocacy among fellow physicians.
Ep. 12 Women leadership in medicine with Dr. Susan Bailey and Dr. Margaret Ferguson
In this episode, host Chris Grant chats remotely with Susan Bailey, MD, and Margaret Ferguson, MD, MBA, to discuss their leadership path and advancing women in health care. Dr. Ferguson, a pediatric hospitalist and president and executive medical director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group; and Dr. Bailey, an allergist and immunologist and president of the American Medical Association; touch on challenges they faced on the road to becoming prominent leaders in their fields, important trends for women in medicine, and advice for young physicians starting out on their career paths.
Ep. 11 The role of the physician voice with Dr. Imelda Dacones
In this special bonus episode of the Permanente Medicine Podcast with Chris Grant, we go to our archives for an interview with Imelda Dacones, MD, president and CEO of Northwest Permanente, which was taped prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Dacones delves into her journey to becoming a physician leader and key areas of public interest where doctors can add their voices to the debate.
Ep. 10 Lessons from the front lines of COVID-19 with Dr. Stephen Parodi and Dr. Edward Lee
The Permanente Medicine Podcast with host Chris Grant returns with a behind-the-scenes look at Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 response from 2 Permanente physician leaders who have played key roles. Stephen Parodi, MD, associate executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente’s national infectious disease leader, and Edward Lee, MD, executive vice president and chief information officer of The Permanente Federation, join Grant remotely to share their perspectives on innovations in patient care, lessons learned, and silver linings from the pandemic.
Ep. 9: Reaching across political party lines and what to do about vaping with Dr. Richard Carmona
Podcast host Chris Grant continues his conversation with former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD. In the second part of their interview, Dr. Carmona reflects on his political career, including a poignant conversation with the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. He also tackles some of the difficult health issues facing Americans today, including vaping.
Ep. 8: Overcoming adverse childhood experiences with Dr. Richard Carmona
In the first episode of Season 2, podcast host Chris Grant interviews long-time friend and former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD. Currently chief of health innovations at Canyon Ranch, Dr. Carmona dives into his incredible life story — from growing up in New York's Spanish Harlem, experiencing homelessness, being a combat-decorated Vietnam veteran, and becoming the nation's 17th U.S. Surgeon General. He also discusses the government's role in addressing adverse childhood experiences, as well as the moments and mentors that were pivotal to him along his unconventional road to success.
Easy to listen, helpful information
Listened to the special episode on COVID-19 and while COVID can seem overwhelming in 2020, listening to these physicians did help me feel calm that experts are on top of it. Great conversation and easy to listen!
Interesting Industry Perspective
Enjoyed listening and hearing about Dr. Isaacs’ journey to becoming a physician leader.
Fun interview to listen to. Especially enjoyed the Easter Sunday story.