Maria Ansari, MD, FACC, CEO and Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group
Maria Ansari, MD, FACC, is the CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), two of the largest and most accomplished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 11,000 physicians and 44,000 staff delivering high-quality health care to more than 5.2 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ansari is also co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation. The Federation supports the work of 23,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 staff who serve 12.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.
Previously, Dr. Ansari had served as the physician-in-chief (PIC) for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center since 2014. Under her transformational leadership, KP San Francisco designed and implemented numerous advances in medical practice in primary care and specialty care by empowering physicians and staff to create and sustain a culture of trust, teamwork, and innovation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she also served as the chief medical office liaison to the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID Vaccine Taskforce.
Dr. Ansari has served on the Boards of Directors for TPMG and MAPMG, and she continues to serve on the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Board. Dr. Ansari became chief of the Cardiology Department at KP San Francisco in 2007, and she has also served as chair of chiefs of cardiology at regional and national levels.
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Ansari earned her Bachelor of Science and medical degree and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. She completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and is a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School. Dr. Ansari is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.