November 5, 2020

Andrew Bindman, MD, named EVP and chief medical officer

Nationally recognized physician leader, researcher, and policy advocate to oversee quality function at Kaiser Permanente.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente announced that Andrew Bindman, MD, has joined the organization as executive vice president and chief medical officer. In this role, Dr. Bindman will collaborate with clinical and operational leaders throughout the enterprise to help lead the organization’s efforts to continue improving the high-quality care provided to members and patients throughout Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Bindman will report directly to Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Greg A. Adams.

“Kaiser Permanente is seizing the opportunity to integrate quality innovation, research, and care delivery in new ways to advance the health outcomes that matter most to our members and establish equity, alongside quality and safety, as a fundamental metric for all care,” said Adams. “Andy brings unparalleled experience in population health and policy, along with a stellar track record of improving health access and outcomes by embedding research, evidence, and measurement into care delivery. I am confident that, working in collaboration with our Permanente Medical Groups, he will accelerate our quality strategy to enable our enterprise approach, improving quality and equitable outcomes across Kaiser Permanente.”

Dr. Bindman previously spent more than 30 years at the University of California, San Francisco practicing and teaching clinical medicine while conducting research in health access and outcomes that resulted in more than 180 published scientific articles. A policy specialist, he served as a core faculty member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies in addition to his role as professor of medicine, and of epidemiology and biostatistics.

Dr. Bindman was appointed as a policy fellow for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he participated in drafting and implementing the Affordable Care Act. He later served as director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality where he was responsible for using data and analytics to improve health care quality and safety nationwide. He is co-leading an effort with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop quality measures for radiology and is a co-founder of Alara Imaging, which aims to improve the quality and safety of diagnostic imaging. At the state level, Dr. Bindman was the founding director of the California Medicaid Research Institute and currently leads a UC-based team in support of the work of Gov. Newsom’s Healthy California for All Commission.

Dr. Bindman is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. He is a board-certified general internist. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015 and serves on the organization’s board for health care services.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently care for 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.