Thomas Lupton, MD

During a time of unprecedented demand for behavioral health services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Thomas Lupton’s mix of servant-style leadership, collaboration, transparent fairness, autonomy, and kindness led his department to meet the challenge with tremendous success. As he…

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Mark Gasparini, MD

Heed the advice from someone who’s been there—passing a kidney stone is not for the faint of heart. American author Edward Abbey once said, “One must be reasonable in one’s demands on life. For myself, all that I ask is:…

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Uli Chettipally, MD

While most patients visiting the emergency department for chest or abdominal pain do not have a life-threatening condition like a heart attack or appendicitis, determining who is indeed at high risk and in need of urgent management can be a…

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Eric Dilda, MD

Eric Dilda, MD, is one of those physicians who is always curious—forever asking thoughtful questions, both at the patient’s bedside and on behalf of Kaiser Permanente. This innate inquisitiveness, coupled with a passion for keeping patients safe, makes him not…

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James Morris, MD

James Morris, MD, vividly remembers the remarks a physician leader made when he joined The Permanente Medical Group in 2001: “Change us. Make us the medical group you want us to be.” He took these words to heart, and has…

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