50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Richard Isaacs
CEO and executive director,
Permanente Medical Group
Isaacs runs the largest medical group in the nation—nearly 11,000 physicians and more than 40,000 staff in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He has advanced creative care-delivery models, including a joint replacement program that garnered a 2019 innovation award from the National Committee on Quality Assurance. In 34 months, the percentage of patients in that program recovering at home climbed to 82%, up from 12%. He is also pushing greater use of predictive analytics across the medical group.