Marie Ansari

Sat Mar 2: Shattering Ceilings: Trailblazing Path of the First Female CEO & Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group

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Maria Ansari, MD, FACC
CEO and Executive Director – The Permanente Medical Group
President and CEO – Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Co-CEO – The Permanente Federation
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 
10:00am-11:30am PST

Workshop Description:
“Shattering Ceilings: Trailblazing Path of the First Female CEO & Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group” is an empowering workshop designed for community college and university PreMed students. This session offers a rare glimpse into the journey of a groundbreaking leader in healthcare, Dr. Maria Ansari, MD, FACC.
As the first woman, and notably the first woman of color, to lead The Permanente Medical Group, Dr. Ansari has set an unprecedented standard in the realm of healthcare leadership. She oversees a vast healthcare system that caters to 13 million patients, managing a team of 25,000 doctors and nearly 85,000 staff. Her role at the helm of the largest physician group in the United States is not just a position but a testament to her remarkable leadership and vision in the medical field.
During the workshop, Dr. Ansari will share her insights and experiences, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs of leading a major healthcare organization. Her story is not only inspiring but also provides invaluable lessons for aspiring medical professionals about resilience, innovation, and the importance of breaking barriers in pursuit of excellence. Join us for an inspiring session that will motivate and guide you in your own journey to becoming a leader in medicine.

About the Speaker:

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), two of the largest and most accomplished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 11,000 physicians and 44,000 staff delivering high-quality health care to more than 5.2 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ansari 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 23,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 staff who serve 12.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.
Previously, Dr. Ansari had served as the physician-in-chief (PIC) for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center since 2014. Under her transformational leadership, KP 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, teamwork, and innovation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she also served as the chief medical office liaison to the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID Vaccine Taskforce.
Dr. Ansari has served on the Boards of Directors for TPMG and MAPMG, and she continues to serve on the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Board.
Dr. Ansari became chief of the Cardiology Department at KP San Francisco in 2007, and she has also served as chair of chiefs of cardiology at regional and national levels.
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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Topic: Shattering Ceilings: Trailblazing Path of the First Female CEO & Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group
When: Saturday, Mar 2, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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