The Permanente Federation LLC

The Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs) formed The Permanente Federation LLC (the Federation) in 1997 to represent their shared interests. The Federation is the national leadership and consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups, which, together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, comprise Kaiser Permanente.

We work on behalf of the PMGs to optimize care delivery and spread Permanente Medicine – medicine that is person- and family-centered, compassionate, evidence-based, technology-enabled, culturally responsive, team delivered, and physician led. Based in Oakland, California, our mission is to serve and lead Permanente Medicine and the PMGs in support of Kaiser Permanente’s 12.5 million patients and members. We work to share new and better care practices and leading-edge protocols with other clinicians beyond our walls so that we can improve the health of all Americans.

Leadership teams

National Permanente Executive Committee

Each Permanente Medical Group (PMG) is led by an executive medical director (EMD). The National Permanente Executive Committee (NPEC) serves as the national voice for the Permanente Medical Groups, and develops priorities and strategic direction for The Permanente Federation.

NPEC is composed of the EMDs of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) in Oakland, Calif., and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG); two EMDs elected from PMGs outside of California; and the Federation’s chief operating officer and chief legal officer.

Ramin Davidoff
Ramin Davidoff, MD

Co-CEO, The Permanente Federation

Rich Issacs
Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS

Co-CEO, The Permanente Federation

National Permanente Leadership Team

Key leaders of the Federation and several Permanente Medical Groups form the National Permanente Leadership Team (NPLT), which leads the national work of the PMGs.

Chris Grant

Chris Grant
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Richele Thornburg

Nolan Chang, MD
Executive Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development, and Finance

Nancy Gin, MD, FACP
Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Edward Lee

Edward Lee, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Stephen Parodi

Stephen Parodi, MD
Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Communications, and Brand

Highlights of our work

Clinical quality: We facilitate and support the sharing of evidence and best practices across the 8 Permanente Medical Groups, with the goal of delivering to all Kaiser Permanente members consistently high-quality care that meets the 6 Institute of Medicine aims: Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Person-Centered, and Equitable. Learn more

Corporate development: We support Kaiser Permanente’s long-term growth goals by engaging with other organizations and external parties, and assessing potential relationships and transactions. We provide leadership in identifying, researching, analyzing, and executing on transactions with external parties, including acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, and other long-term relationships. Contact us

Kaiser Permanente Ventures: The Kaiser Permanente Ventures funds, whose investors include the PMGs, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and non-KP entities, has invested in and helped support more than 70 companies, representing some of the most important innovations in health care delivery over time. KP Ventures has developed into a national leader in strategic venture investing in health information technology, digital health, health care services, medical devices, diagnostics, and precision medicine. Learn more

Technology and innovation: Our technology is designed to support the care our Permanente physicians provide and to promote patients’ individual health and community health. Our information technology team works with the PMGs and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans to select and implement technology that is appropriate for patients, based on evidence-based medicine, and able to function seamlessly across Kaiser Permanente. Learn more

Annual report

Read more highlights of our achievements by downloading our 2020 annual report.








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