Suhani Mody, MD

Pediatrics, Greater Southern Alameda Area

“Health promotion is so much more than health education, it transcends the boundaries of member and community outreach, marketing and technology.”

Suhani Mody, MD practices what she preaches. As a Medical Group leader, she pushes herself and others beyond the comfort zone to achieve operational improvements. In her personal life she follows the same course: she has hiked Machu Picchu, gone skydiving, and jumped into the frigid waters of Antarctica with her family.

Dr. Mody began her pediatrics practice at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland in 1988, and she became the Assistant Chief of pediatrics at Fremont in 1996. After much success —she has some of the highest MPS scores and is a STARS recipient—her energetic and engaging style led to her being chosen as Associate Chief of pediatrics in 2003.

As the IT revolution and the implementation of KP HealthConnect gained momentum, Dr. Mody embraced the opportunity to serve as APIC for Health Promotion, a role she accepted in 2005. Together with her team, she has been a powerful advocate for reaching into the community and encouraging patients to be active partners in their health care experience.

Dr. Mody is a strong supporter of and secure messaging, tools patients can use to easily communicate with their physicians. She is also proud to be sponsor of a Young Adult Service, and of her work in building the Physician Ambassador Program and worksite wellness programs.