Richard Isaacs, MD, Otolaryngology (ENT), Sacramento, CA, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center


Otolaryngology (ENT) Sacramento, CA

Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

CEO and Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, CA and President and CEO The MidAtlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C. Washington DC.

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  • Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, is executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), two of the largest and most distinguished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 10,000 Permanente physicians and over 35,000 nurses and staff delivering high-quality health care to nearly 5 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

    Dr. Isaacs also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, LLC, a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation, supporting the work of more than 21,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 employees. In this role, Dr. Isaacs and co-CEO Ed Ellison, MD, provide strategic leadership and direction to all the Permanente Medical Groups, and to the national Kaiser Permanente Program. Kaiser Permanente is composed of the Permanente Medical Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

    Previously, Dr. Isaacs served as physician in chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, where he was responsible for all clinical operations throughout the inpatient and outpatient arenas. While physician in chief, Dr. Isaacs played a critical leadership role in helping his medical staff pioneer several innovative initiatives that were ultimately adopted by Kaiser Permanente nationwide.

    In 2005, KP South Sacramento was the sentinel site for the successful implementation of Kaiser Permanente's electronic health record, KP HealthConnect, a technological accomplishment that inspired other pioneering applications using smart phone connectivity to further enhance the quality of care and patient experiences.

    KP South Sacramento also was the first Level II trauma center in Kaiser Permanente, earning that designation in 2008. More recently, KP Greater Sacramento developed a strong NBA partnership and sports medicine model.

Education & Training

  • University of California Davis
    University of California DavisRESIDENCY
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterRESIDENCY
  • Cornell University Medical CollegeRESIDENCY
  • St Vincent's Hospital and Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1992 - 2022
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FAAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Presidents Award for Scientific Exhibit: "Skull Base Surgical Approaches to Distal Carotid Aneurisms." American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook
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Press Mentions

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    Ask Questions Regarding Your Child’s Distant Learning Struggles with ExpertsSeptember 09, 2020
  • AMA COVID-19 Daily Video Update: Taking an Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Contact Tracing
    AMA COVID-19 Daily Video Update: Taking an Innovative Approach to COVID-19 Contact TracingSeptember 04, 2020
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