Dr. Nkem Chukwumerije
President and executive medical director, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
Chukwumerije, a hospital medicine physician, was appointed executive sponsor and national physician lead for equity, inclusion and diversity for the eight Permanente Medical Groups in October 2021. In that role, he is collaborating on the continuing deployment of Belong@KP. At the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, one of the largest multispecialty groups in Georgia, Chukwumerije led a campaign to promote respectful interactions by addressing subtle forms of discrimination, and he implemented equity, inclusion and diversity leader rounding at medical office buildings to promote the importance of those concepts among employees.