Merge Medical with Robert Pearl, MD: Changemakers in Medicine

Welcome to the Merge Medical Podcast, where today’s healthcare innovators and leaders come together to shape tomorrow’s healthcare landscape. In our latest episode, we’re honored to host Dr. Robert Pearl, the former CEO of Kaiser Permanente, a prolific author and a visionary in the fields of AI and healthcare.


Dr. Robert Pearl was the CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente) from 1999-2017. In this role he led 12,000 physicians, 42,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of over 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts.


His newest book, “ChatGPT, MD: How AI-Empowered Patients & Doctors Can Take Back Control of American Medicine” debuted as #1 on Amazon’s “New Best Seller” list. All profits from the book go to Doctors Without Borders. He is also the author of “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong,” a Washington Post bestseller and “Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients,” published May 2021.


Pearl, named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


He hosts the popular podcasts Fixing Healthcare and Medicine: The Truth, publishes a newsletter called Monthly Musings on American Healthcare, and is a regular contributor to Forbes.


Dr. Pearl received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University.


Connect with Dr. Robert Pearl on Twitter @RobertPearlMD, LinkedIn and at his website