Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Jack Cochran

Executive Director, The Permanente Federation


Jack Cochran is the Executive Director of The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups. The Permanente Medical Groups employ more than 14,000 physicians who care for approximately 8.6 million Kaiser Permanente members. Prior to his appointment to this position in October 2007, Cochran was executive medical director and president of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG) for Kaiser Permanente. Cochran began his career with CPMG as founder of the Plastic Surgery Department in 1990. He is on the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association and the Alliance of Community Health Plans, and on the advisory board of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco. Cochran received an M.D. from the University of Colorado. He is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


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