Dr. Richard Isaacs
CEO and executive director, Permanente Medical Group; president and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group; co-CEO, Permanente Federation
Isaacs works to maintain Kaiser Permanente’s reputation for high connectivity by cultivating an environment that advances healthcare delivery. That helped his medical groups quickly adapt to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic by using telehealth and other digital services. Isaacs continues to build on those efforts through online tools that allow Kaiser Permanente’s members in Northern California to access more home-based care. As of January, more than 1 million users had logged onto the program. In total, Isaacs oversees groups with more than 11,000 physicians, 40,000 nurses and other clinical staff, serving more than 5.4 million members. He joined Permanente Medical Group after his surgical training in 1995.