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Podcast 84: Driving Value Through Perioperative Medicine with Dr. Zeev Kain

Jan 17, 2020


If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know the first thing about perioperative medicine. We didn’t either, until John sat down with Dr. Zeev Kain, the founder and president of the American College of Perioperative Medicine. We learned that this emerging field of medicine holds a lot of promise for improving surgical outcomes, lowering costs, and increasing patient satisfaction.


In this episode

Zeev Kain, MD, MBA

Dr. Zeev N. Kain is a Yale and Harvard trained physician, thought leader and innovator. Dr. Kain is internationally well known for his seminal work on transforming surgical care through value-based care, which is focused on increased patient and provider experience, improvement in clinical care and lower healthcare costs. To date, Dr. Kain has revolutionized the care of children in preoperative settings both in the United States and around the globe.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kain’s well-established NIH research programs were awarded over $20 million dollars and focused on perioperative behavioral stress, pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures. During that time period he published over 300 manuscripts and chapters and mentored many residents, fellows and faculty.

Dr. Kain leads the University of California Irvine Center on Stress & Health at CHOC Children’s, which is affiliated with the UCI School of Medicine. The Center consists of multiple principle investigators from the UCI School of Medicine, UCI School of Nursing and Chapman University. The Center often collaborates with the Yale Child Study Center, where Dr. Kain is holding a teaching and research appointment. 

Dr. Kain is also the founder and president of the American College of Perioperative Medicine.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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