Executive Director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
"As a society, we don't condone behavior that puts others at risk for injury or death. There are no exemptions for laws that prohibit drunk-driving, for example.
Refusing vaccination for reasons other than a serious medical condition is unfair and dangerous to those who can't protect themselves. Those who remain unvaccinated pose a great risk to many, including: all children under 1 year old who are too young to be vaccination, older adults who don't know their immunity has lapsed and others with impaired immune systems...
Eliminating personal belief exemptions will prevent suffering and save lives. It is the right thing to do."
"A Doctor's Take: Why Measles Vaccination Must Be Mandatory," www.forbes.com, Feb. 5, 2015
Experts Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Contributor, Forbes, 2013-present
Chairman, Council of Accountable Physician Practices, 2011-present
President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, 2009-present
Executive Director and CEO, Permanente Medical Group, 1999-present
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Visiting Professor, Duke University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business
Visiting Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Physician-in-Chief, Permanente Medical Group, 1996-1998
Residency Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford Hospital, 1984-1990
Assistant Physician-in-Chief, Permanente Medical Group, 1980-1995
Physician, Permanente Medical Group, 1978-1980
Resident, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Stanford University Hospital