Andrew B. Bindman, MD, is executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.
Since his early years as a primary care physician, Dr. Bindman has been devoted to improving health for all people. He has contributed to notable advances in care delivery, health policy, and health services research.
As chief medical officer since 2020, Dr. Bindman is responsible for driving superior quality and equitable health outcomes by bringing together quality innovation, care delivery, and research. He collaborates with the Permanente Medical Groups and The Permanente Federation to accelerate Kaiser Permanente’s quality strategy and improve the high-quality care provided to members and patients nationwide. He is also the executive sponsor for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.
Dr. Bindman spent more than 30 years as a tenured professor at the University of California, San Francisco where he practiced and taught internal medicine while conducting research in health access and outcomes that resulted in more than 200 published scientific articles. A noted policy advocate, he has held advisory and leadership roles in California and at the federal level for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where he served as director.
Dr. Bindman is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A board-certified general internist, he completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, where he currently serves on the organization’s board for health care services, chairs the workshops on diagnostic excellence, and is on the steering committee for developing a Health Care Artificial Intelligence Code of Conduct. In 2021, he was elected to the Association of American Physicians in recognition of his notable contributions to advancing scientific and clinical medicine. In 2023, he was elected to be the vice chair of the National Quality Forum.
Dr. Bindman is committed to advancing Kaiser Permanente’s approach to value-based care by ensuring the delivery of affordable, high-quality care that's evidence-based, accessible, equitable, and measured through outcomes that are meaningful to patients.