Steven LeVine, MD

“You’re not just getting a single physician’s opinion, but the consensus-built opinion of a team of physicians who specialize in all aspects of care. The benefit to our patients is tremendous.”
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Michael Rizzo, MD

“The R1 project allows us to give the best possible care to patients who potentially have a new diagnosis of cancer – and to do so without delay.”
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Veronica Shim, MD

“The great thing about our technique is that it’s scalable. Other disease-specific sites can adopt a similar process to expedite high quality care.”
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John Morehouse, MD

"Dr. Morehouse is an excellent communicator and team-builder. He brings clarity to complex problems and implements solutions in a creative yet systematic way." — Judith Park, MD, Physician-in-Chief
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Laura Minikel, MD

“I love that ‘aha’ moment when people grasp a concept. I want our residents to be excellent clinicians with a passion for what they do.”
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Jorge Gutierrez, MD

“Being a Children’s Hospital isn’t about having your own building -- it’s a state of mind. It means that any place in the hospital a child goes for care is going to be child friendly.”
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Raul Cruz, MD

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 Residency Training Program. He teaches…

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Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH

Few have done more to advance the nationwide collection, analyses and distribution of cardiovascular clinical outcomes data than Ralph Brindis, MD. In 1998, the American College of Cardiology asked Dr. Brindis to chair its newly created National Cardiovascular Data Registry…

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Susan Lindheim, MD

"Allen Fischer expressed his admiration and gratitude for the people who worked at Richmond. Even when we knew he was dying, he felt good that I had another family — at the medical center."
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Joseph Young, MD

"We needed to think about hypertension control differently, to better utilize a team approach. Once we began thinking about delivering care outside the doctor office visit, it freed us to be innovative and creative."
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Galen Schauer, MD

Dr. Galen Schauer's enthusiasm for his specialty, and his generosity as an educator, make Fetal Pathology a favorite elective for Ob/Gyn residents at Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Residents spend up to a week with Dr. Schauer, and they…

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Thomas Barber, MD

Through CyberKaiser, I found out how much fun it is to run a project. It was fabulous to have a team work together to create a product that made people happy and resulted in better patient care.
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Ananse Taharka, MD

"I’ve learned a lot about leadership from the world of jazz. You have to be ready to improvise and you have to allow each voice to express itself."
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David Baer, MD

David Baer, MD, is helping make cancer care more effective, efficient, and error-free. While maintaining a vibrant and active East Bay hematology/oncology practice, Dr. Baer also devised an innovative and widely adopted electronic system (CAMMOLOT) to help manage chemotherapy for…

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Peter Gordon, MD

Peter Gordon, MD, is making a difference both in his hematology/oncology practice as and through his association with the award-winning Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials (KPOCT) program. Each year, more than 300 Northern California Kaiser Permanente patients with cancer enter…

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David Baer, MD

"It’s been personally very satisfying to be able to develop a computer software application that addresses the needs of both oncology patients and their physicians."
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Roger Baxter, MD

For the past 16 years, he has provided formal presentations to physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and laboratory personnel.
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Raymond Hilsinger, MD

Many of the country’s best head and neck surgeons have one thing in common and that’s the exceptional training and guidance they received from one man, Raymond Hilsinger, MD. From 1972 to 2002, Dr. Hilsinger served as director of Oakland’s…

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John Husokowski, MD

Residents who study with John Husokowski, MD, receive far more than clinical knowledge. Simply by observing this outstanding physician, they learn how to lead, innovate and contribute to each other and the medical world at large. As Director of the…

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Arthur Klatsky, MD

It’s safe to say that Arthur Klatsky, MD, can look back with satisfaction on his exceptional contributions both as a full-time clinical cardiologist and world-renowned researcher during his 40-plus year KP career. Widely recognized for his research on the positive…

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Ronald Bachman, MD

"Ed (Schoen) and I have always been able to work together collaboratively towards a common goal; most recently in developing a world-class Genetics program."
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Barry Rasgon, MD

Some people have a head for business. Barry Rasgon, MD, has a head for heads and necks. He’s a regional referral point for high risk and complicated head and neck oncology as well as sentinel lymph node biopsy for head…

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Brigid McCaw, MD

In 1998, Dr. McCaw launched the Family Violence Prevention Project, an integrative approach to identifying patients who are in abusive relationships and helping them obtain appropriate services. The program uses everything from exam-room posters to awareness training for providers, to…

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