Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, a $24B health system with over 4 million members. As New York State Commissioner of Health from 2011-2014, Dr. Shah led the administration of the state’s public health insurance programs, oversaw the development and implementation of a broad transformation of the state’s Medicaid program, and successfully launched the health insurance exchange. Before his government service, Dr. Shah was attending physician at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research in central Pennsylvania, and assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine in value and comparative effectiveness.

Dr. Shah is an honors graduate of Harvard College and received his medical degree and master's degree in public health from the Yale School of Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA and a National Research Service Award Fellow at New York University. He is board certified in internal medicine and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.