Vivian Reyes, MD

Emergency Medicine, San Francisco

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 for a major disaster," says Dr. Reyes. So she has taken it upon herself to teach life-saving skills at Kaiser Permanente facilities and in Northern California communities.

When there’s a cholera outbreak in Nigeria, or a devastating earthquake in Haiti, she’s there too, caring for people and giving others a crash course in emergency medicine.

"Dr. Reyes is an outstanding teacher," says Carol Havens, MD, Regional Director of Clinical Education. "Her efforts help save lives around the world."