Nareg Roubinian, MD

Dr. Roubinian is one of those physicians who thrives on wearing more than one hat. After finishing a fellowship in critical care medicine in 2011, he knew he wanted to be a clinician. Shortly afterward, an opportunity to do clinical…

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Leonid Pravoverov, MD

Of all the contributions Dr. Pravoverov has made since joining The Permanente Medical Group in 2004, perhaps none is as impressive as his success in helping transform the lives of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Just 1% of Medicare…

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David Witt, MD

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) has been a leading cause of mortality among hospitalized patients in the United States for decades, and is the most common cause of mortality from hospital-acquired infection. Yet when Dr. Witt searched in 2008 for diagnostic and…

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David Baer, MD, FACP

They say experience is the best teacher, and perhaps for no one is this more true than for Dr. Baer. When he joined TPMG in 1981, he had little desire to conduct oncology research. “I may have been the only…

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Mary Patton, MD, FACP

There’s an adage that says “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” If it’s true, Dr. Patton, who has been working with residents…

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Victor Silvestre, MD

When asked to talk about Dr. Victor Silvestre and his skills as an educator and clinician, colleagues are nothing short of effusive. Among descriptions like “brilliant,” “humble,” and “utterly phenomenal,” there’s a subject that comes up almost invariably: “Vic’s pearls.”…

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