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Robert Pearl, MD: “Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong.”

The School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation of Claremont Graduate University presents the author of a Washington Post bestseller.

Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare — And Why We’re Usually Wrong

This lecture is free and open to all CGU students.

Robert Pearl, MD, a scion of US public health, is the special guest in US Health Policy, a course offered by Professor Debbie Freund of the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation. Pearl will offer his assessment of the future of American healthcare.

Robert Pearl, MD

In his former roles as the CEO of the Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest medical group, and president of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017), Pearl led 10,000 physicians and 38,000 staff members and was responsible for the medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the West and East coasts. Recently 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 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, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.

In 2017 he authored Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong, a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare.

As a regular contributor to Forbes, Pearl covers the business of healthcare and the culture of medicine. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, Time, USA Today, and Bloomberg News. He has published more than 100 articles in various medical journals and contributed to numerous books. He is a frequent keynote speaker at healthcare and medical technology conferences. Pearl has addressed the Commonwealth Club, the World Healthcare Congress, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Quality Forum.

Board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pearl received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. From 2012 to 2017, Pearl served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest and best multispecialty medical groups, and participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT in Washington DC.