Permanente physicians in the news – June 2023


Permanente physicians provide expertise on a variety of topics in news media reports, from the health benefits of fish oil to new studies using artificial intelligence to predict breast cancer risk. The following are samples of recent physician newsmakers.

Week ending June 30

Week ending June 16

Week ending June 9

  • Jennifer Marie Suga, MD, thoracic medical oncologist, The Permanente Medical Group, and chair of Kaiser Permanente’s National Lung Cancer Program, commented in a USA Today article on genetic testing aiding physicians in treating cancer patients. Dr. Suga discussed Kaiser Permanente’s program to routinely conduct genetic testing for patients with advanced cancers who develop tumors.
  • Julie Chen, MD, internal medicine physician, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, shared the health benefits of fish oil and what people should know in a USA Today story.
  • Vignesh Arasu, MD, radiologist, The Permanente Medical Group, commented on a CBS News story about a new study looking at artificial intelligence used to review mammograms and predict a patient’s risk for breast cancer.

Week ending June 2

  • Smita Rouillard, MD, gastroenterologist and associate executive director, The Permanente Medical Group, was quoted on the power of physician-led organizations to create change in care delivery in a story in Becker’s ASC Review about how physicians can leverage their power.