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Podcast 166: How AI is Reshaping the Future of Medicine w/ Dr. Robert Pearl

Apr 18, 2024


We have all been exposed to some form of AI, but how is it positioned to enhance the future of medicine? In this episode of Health Care Rounds, Dr. Robert Pearl joins John to delve into the exciting potential of AI, particularly large language models, to revolutionize medicine, healthcare access, analysis, and treatment.


In this episode

Dr. Robert Pearl, former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente), led a team of 12,000 physicians and 43,000 staff, overseeing healthcare for over 5 million members. Recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s influential leaders, Dr. Pearl advocates for integrated, prepaid, and technologically advanced healthcare. He holds positions at Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching strategy, leadership, and healthcare policy.

Dr. Pearl authored bestsellers like "Mistreated" and "Uncaring," and his forthcoming book explores AI's role in healthcare. A prominent figure, Dr. Pearl hosts podcasts, writes newsletters, and contributes to Forbes. He's appeared on major media outlets and spoken at healthcare conferences worldwide. Board-certified in plastic surgery, he earned his medical degree from Yale and completed residency at Stanford. Dr. Pearl chaired the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and contributed to healthcare reform efforts in Washington, D.C.



John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He is leading ongoing, in-depth research initiatives on integrated health systems, accountable care organizations, and value-based care models. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the graduate College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

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 an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is pursuing certification as a Fellow.

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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