Bechara Choucair, MD, is senior vice president and chief community health officer at Kaiser Permanente. He oversees the organization’s national community health efforts to improve conditions for health and equity for Kaiser Permanente’s 12.2 million members and the 68 million people who live in the communities it serves. In his role, Dr. Choucair oversees the organization’s community health investments, including philanthropic giving activities, with a particular focus on addressing social needs, such as food, housing, transportation and social connection, that drive health. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Choucair was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health for five years before serving as senior vice president of Safety Net and Community Health at Trinity Health. In 2019, Dr. Choucair was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Health Executives in the U.S., and the publication’s list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
Posted February 2020