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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Margaret Mentakis, MD

Margaret Mentakis, MD, became the first physician in her family in the early 1980s, before it was common for women to enter the field of medicine. In the early 2000s, she blazed another trail by becoming one of the few…

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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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Efren Rosas, MD

"Dr. Rosas represents the very best in Permanente Medicine,” says Rajan Bhandari, MD, Physician-in-Chief, San Jose Medical Center. “He has helped solve complex problems to improve access, quality and service for our patients."
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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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Susan Kutner, MD

Dr. Kutner has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of breast care for our members, and to demonstrate to those outside of our organization how Kaiser Permanente’s integrated health care system provides the highest quality care for women with breast…

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