Michèle Evans, MD

“At Kaiser Permanente we’re integrated,we’re everywhere, and we’re committed to the communities we serve. We’re uniquely equipped to respond to instances of child maltreatment.”
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Dorothy Wilborn, MD

“We are committed to building a strong team to address child maltreatment as a chronic health condition similar to what we do for other chronic diseases.”
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Hayssam Hajar, MD

Dr. Hajar has created the kind of collaborative, collegial environment where innovative ideas flourish. He’s improved patients’ lives. — Chris Palkowski, MD, Physician-in-Chief
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Walter Kinney, MD

Walter Kinney, MD, has a long and distinguished career in conducting research that impacts patient care practices and truly changes – and saves – lives. Dr. Kinney’s research has been instrumental in the widespread adoption of co-testing for cervical cancer,…

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Robert McLaughlin, MD

"The real heroes are the doctors who make time to involve their patients in care coordination and the specialists who work together to provide immediate advice and ensure access for our patients every day."
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Walter Kinney, MD

Dr. Walter Kinney helped confirm what he and others long suspected - that a Pap test alone may not be enough to detect certain types of invasive cervical cancer. A test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) is also needed.…

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Michael Lawson, MD

“I want my research to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Dr. Michael Lawson. His research has been making a difference for decades now, especially for people with serious gastrointestinal problems that affect their health, well-being and quality of…

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Kevin Walsh, MD

Physicians throughout the North Valley are communicating better than ever with their patients. Since becoming a communication consultant in 1995, Dr. Kevin Walsh has worked tirelessly and with great skill to teach physicians how to communicate more effectively with their…

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Arif Seyal, MD

Dr. Seyal is higly respected by national and regional groups, and often singled out as a perfect example of how to lead a department.
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David R. Vinson, MD

David R. Vinson, MD, is recognized for "Telephone Management of Presumed Cystitis in Women: Factors Associated with Recurrence" (Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2007;14:41-46). The four-year study showed that a broad base of patients—even high-risk groups like women over 70…

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Robert Burger, MD

"I tell my kids that you have to be a part of the community, and that you have to give more than you take. You volunteer because it’s who you want to be."
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Tim Grennan, MD

From his continuing medical oncology work, to his award-winning career as a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Tim Grennan, MD, is a model of dedication, hard work and service. Recognized for his outstanding achievements as a medical educator by the…

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Sobha Kollipara, MD

"When you are trying to teach children, you have to be innovative and constantly evolving. I’m like a teenager in that respect — I like new ideas."
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Mary Pat Pauly, MD

"One of the most rewarding aspects of our model of care is empowering patients so they can be active participants in the management of their disease."
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Hernando Garzon, MD

"Responding to a disaster is similar to the kind of unknown that we encounter in the Emergency Department — but on a massive scale. What interests me about both circumstances is the ability to bring order to a chaotic situation."
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Tim Grennan, MD

People coping with cancer have a powerful ally in their corner; his name is Tim Grennan, MD. Since 1986, Dr. Grennan has been Director of Sacramento’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He forged and fostered a unique relationship with the University…

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Walter Kinney, MD

"The outcome measure that’s most meaningful to me is how well we do with keeping our members from getting cervical cancer — one of the very few preventable forms of cancer."
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Ernie Bodai, MD

The idea for a postage stamp that would raise funds for breast cancer research came to Dr. Bodai in January 1996, but it would take 2 ½ years of lobbying the US Congress to pass the “Stamp Out Breast Cancer…

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Tom Kidwell, MD

In 1995, with the approval of his department, Dr. Kidwell volunteered to pilot test a new model of delivering eye care. The pilot showed that by making a number of changes, including hiring additional specialty trained support staff, the department…

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