Physician leadership

Our physician-led medical practice cares exclusively for patients insured by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. We believe being physician led enables us to deliver the best care to our patients and we invest accordingly in developing our physicians as leaders. 
Our leaders are doctors with extensive credentials and specialized training in medical and business management. Our physician executive team oversees traditional medical areas — quality of care, patient safety, hospital services, pharmacy, lab and radiology — along with patient-centered areas such as access, service and business functions. Learn more about our physician leaders.

Leadership development that's driven by patient-centered care

At the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, we start your leadership journey on day one of orientation by introducing you to your role as a clinical team leader. And at the heart of that role: our patients. By always placing our patients at the center of all we do, we not only carry forward our mission to fulfill the promise of medicine, we also develop leaders who truly exemplify all that Permanente Medicine stands for.

As you advance your career with us, we will actively encourage you to extend yourself through a variety of development opportunities and programs, including our leadership cohorts. When you join one of our leadership cohorts, you'll participate in coaching sessions with one of our certified leadership coaches on staff, as well as training sessions that are grounded in proven, research-based methodologies. Our goal with the leadership programs is to build an even better future for our medical group and you by investing in our physician leaders. 

The five levels of MAPMG physician leadership

This pyramid illustrates the levels stacked from bottom to top. The base starts at the Shareholder track physician leader (level 1) and the tip ends with the Executive Leader (level 5). All levels are listed in order below:

  1. ​​​​​​​Shareholder track physician leader
  2. Mature career physician leader
  3. Team / Module leader
  4. Operational leader
  5. Executive leader