Robert Pearl, MD, is executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, responsible for the health care of 3.8 million Kaiser Permanente members, and he is the president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the most powerful physician-leaders in the nation, Dr. Pearl keynotes around 15 events per year for audiences of up to 10K, hosted by organizations such as at the New England Journal of Medicine. He is on faculty at Stanford and has taught at Duke, UC Berkeley, and Harvard. His column on Forbes.com on the business and culture of health care includes articles, such as a conversation with Malcolm Gladwell, which received up to 500K views. Dr. Pearl has been featured in media outlets including Time, ABC News, USA Today, and NPR.