Cheryl McBride, DO

When it comes to modeling educational leadership, no one walks the talk more than Dr. McBride. An inspiring rotation director within KP Santa Rosa’s Family Medicine residency program, Dr. McBride provides remarkably innovative educational opportunities for emergency medicine residents and…

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Dustin Ballard, MD, MBE

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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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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Mamata Kene, 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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Dustin Mark, 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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Dana Sax, MD, MPH

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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David Vinson, 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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Steve Offerman, MD, FACMT

When Steve Offerman, MD, joined The Permanente Medical Group in 2005, he quickly became familiar with its motto: “Provide the right care, at the right time, in the right way.” With this in mind, he soon saw an opportunity. He…

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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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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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Karen Murrell, MD

"I feel proud of the legacy that we have created. When I work my shift in the ED, I help one patient at a time, but with this enhanced model of care, we have been able to improve care for thousands of patients."
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Vivian Reyes, MD

Teaching is in her blood. A tutor throughout high school, college, and medical school, now Dr. Vivian Reyes teaches clinicians and non-clinicians how to save lives in an emergency. "Most people, even those of us in emergency medicine, aren't prepared…

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Michael Carl, MD

"I treasure an eagle feather given to me by a Native American patient. It reminds me that it’s all about the lives that we touch in a special way."
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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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Gus Garmel, MD

Patients in desperate need of emergency care are indeed fortunate to find themselves in the exceptionally skilled hands of physicians trained by Gus Garmel, MD. Dr. Garmel is co-founder and co-director of the Stanford/Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Emergency Medicine Residency…

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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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William Durston, MD

William Durston, MD, is an activist. He’s an activist for his Emergency Department patients and clinicians, for affordable healthcare for all Americans, and for the environment. A decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war, he became the assistant chief…

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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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