“Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong”

October 25, 2017

Pearls of wisdom on the healthcare system by author of ‘Mistreated’

Robert Pearl, M.D. ’72, is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, responsible for the health care of 4.1 million Kaiser Permanente members in California. Pearl also served as president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group with 700,000 members in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In these roles, he led 9,000 physicians and 35,000 staff. Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery. Pearl is on faculty at both the business and medical schools at Stanford and has taught at Duke, UC Berkeley, and Harvard. He writes a column on Forbes.com on the business and culture of health care and has been featured in media outlets including CNBC, CBS This Morning, Fox, ABC News, USA Today, Time, and NPR. His Yale talk shares the title of his 2017 book, a Washington Post bestseller that offers a road map for transforming American healthcare.

alumni grand rounds at Yale School of Medicine

Alumni Grand Rounds is a series of talks that brings YSM alumni and students together for career-focused discussions about medicine and biomedical science, sponsored by the YSM Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.