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Maria Ansari, MD, FACC

CEO and Executive Director
The Permanente Medical Group

President and CEO
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

The Permanente Federation

Maria Ansari, MD, FACC, is the CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), 2 of the largest and most accomplished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 11,000 physicians and 45,000 staff delivering high-quality health care to nearly 5.4 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ansari, who was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2023, is also co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation. The Federation supports the work of more than 24,000 Permanente physicians and 93,000 staff who serve 12.5 million Kaiser Permanente members. In this role, Dr. Ansari provides strategic leadership and direction to all the Permanente Medical Groups and to Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente is comprised of the Permanente Medical Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

Previously, Dr. Ansari had served as the physician-in-chief for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center since 2014. Under her transformational leadership, Kaiser Permanente San Francisco designed and implemented numerous advances in medical practice in primary care and specialty care by empowering physicians and staff to create and sustain a culture of trust, innovation, and teamwork. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was the chief medical office liaison to the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID Vaccine Taskforce.

She became chief of the Cardiology Department at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco in 2007, and she has also served as chair of chiefs of cardiology at regional and national levels.

Dr. Ansari currently serves on the board of directors for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and 18 Reasons, a non-profit community cooking school in San Francisco.

She was honored as 2023 Woman of the Year by the Women Health Care Executives of Northern California and named to the San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Power 100 in 2024.

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Ansari earned her Bachelor of Science and medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. She completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and is a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Ansari is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

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