Dr. Maria Ansari becomes 1st woman to lead Permanente Medical Group

Maria Ansari, MD, has assumed the role of CEO and executive director of the Oakland, Calif.-based Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. 

Dr. Ansari will be the first woman to lead The Permanente Medical Group, the nation's largest physician-led medical group. 

The two medical groups have more than 11,000 physicians and 44,000 nurses on staff and deliver care to more than 5.4 million members across three states and Washington, D.C., according to a June 1 news release. 

She succeeds Richard Isaacs, MD, in her new roles. Previously, Dr. Ansari served as physician-in-chief and chief of staff at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. 

She joined the health system in 2007 as chair of chiefs of cardiology. 

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