I saw Modern Physician's list of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Modern Healthcare. I expected to see Robbie Pearl, M.D., listed in the top five, certainly in the top 10, but was stunned to see that he was omitted completely from the list.
Dr. Pearl is executive director and chief executive officer of the Permanente Medical Group. He is responsible for more than 5,000 physicians, the largest private physician group in the world. The Permanente Medical Group provides healthcare for more than 3.2 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California and has revenues in excess of $5 billion. He also is a nationally known speaker.
Bob Schultz, M.D., physician-in-chief, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, Calif.