Paul Minardi, MD, serves as executive vice president and CEO of the KP Medical Foundation. In this role, he oversees the KP Medical Foundation with accountability for integrating care delivery and driving higher quality through innovation, best practices, and standards in participating markets, which today include Colorado and Washington.
Dr. Minardi reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chair and chief executive officer and is a member of the National Executive Team.
Prior to becoming KP Medical Foundation CEO, Dr. Minardi was president and executive medical director of the Washington Permanente Medical Group, leading and advocating for the nationally recognized 1,300-clinician multispecialty group. Dr. Minardi also served as executive vice president of Finance and Strategy for The Permanente Federation — the national consortium representing the 8 Permanente Medical Groups and their 23,982 physicians — and as medical director of Business Management for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He has served on 3 Permanente Medical Group boards: Southern California Permanente Medical Group, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, and Washington Permanente Medical Group.
Throughout his 38 years in medicine, he’s won many clinical and leadership awards and held numerous leadership positions. While at Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, he was the physician lead for population care, home care, quality, continuing care, risk, and inpatient utilization management, and he also oversaw its family medicine residency program. He also served as Member Services physician adviser and on the hospital executive committee.
Dr. Minardi played an integral role during the largest SCPMG physician and membership expansion, the introduction and growth of health and wellness programs, and the largest private deployment and optimization of electronic health records in the United States. He also helped introduce employer on-site clinics, the Kaiser Permanente retail clinic strategy with Target and CVS, the Kaiser Permanente traveling member program, as well as mobile health. He also served on the due diligence team for the Group Health Cooperative acquisition by Kaiser Permanente, which became Kaiser Permanente Washington.
A graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in Jalisco, Mexico, Dr. Minardi completed his Fifth Pathway at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, and then completed his residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County Medical Center. He is board certified in family medicine and is both a diplomat and a fellow in the discipline of family medicine.