Jeffrey Sobel, MD

For Jeffrey Sobel, MD, leadership is all about asking the right questions, rather than trying to solve problems from the conference room. “I became a leader by defining solutions, but today I focus on coaching and mentoring others to do…

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Jeffrey Klingman, MD

When blood flow to the brain is obstructed during an acute stroke, a person loses an estimated 2 million neurons every minute. To save more lives and minimize brain damage, three TPMG neurologists—Drs. Jeffrey Klingman, Mai Nguyen-Huynh, and Vivek Rao—developed…

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Mai Nguyen-Huynh, MD

When blood flow to the brain is obstructed during an acute stroke, a person loses an estimated 2 million neurons every minute. To save more lives and minimize brain damage, three TPMG neurologists—Drs. Jeffrey Klingman, Mai Nguyen-Huynh, and Vivek Rao—developed…

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Lindsay Cheng, MD

In many health care systems, the process of evaluating breast masses requires patients to make separate visits for initial screening, subsequent diagnostics, and finally, for biopsy. This sequence can take weeks and “creates a lot of sleepless nights for a…

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Steven Zurnacian, MD

Steven Zurnacian, MD, currently helms two of the Diablo Service Area’s largest departments — a task he’d undoubtedly describe as “a good start.” As Assistant Physician-in-Chief of Women’s Health, he oversees eight Site Chiefs, two hospital labor and deliveries, and…

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Elizabeth Suh-Burgmann, MD

“Our shared goal is to spare women unnecessary surgery while identifying cancers more promptly. We all want to practice in a way that maximizes benefits and minimizes harm.”
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Sushil Karmarkar, MD

"Under Dr. Karmarkar’s superb leadership, Walnut Creek has become a leader in cardiac care. His team has produced spectacular results for our patients."
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Richard Dlott, MD

"We crossed the Quality Chasm for diabetes in less than three years. I’m thrilled when I think of how many more patients are getting screened and are in good control."
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Lisbeth Suyehira, MD

An excellent and highly regarded oncologist, Lisbeth Suyehira, MD, is known for her outstanding work both as a clinician as well as a researcher through her association with the award-winning Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials (KPOCT) program. Currently, there are…

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Randy Bergen, MD

Before Randy Bergen, MD, joined TPMG in 1992, he worked abroad in strife-torn areas of Liberia, South India, and in Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand. Perhaps a seed was sown during one of these experiences that steered him towards a…

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Scott Gee, MD

"When you have an idea to do something different that could improve quality, it’s important to run with it, because every once in a while, something amazing will."
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Richard Boise, MD

Dr. Boise shares this award with Dr. Maria Borquez. In 1996, Drs. Boise and Borquez developed a pilot program in Antioch to provide counseling for teenagers who came in for pregnancy testing. Among the teens in the study, 80% did…

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Maria Ximena Borquez, MD

Dr. Borquez shares this award with Dr. Richard Boise. In 1996, Drs. Boise and Borquez developed a pilot program in Antioch to provide counseling for teenagers who came in for pregnancy testing. Among the teens in the study, 80% did…

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