Shirley Suda, MD

Associate Executive Director, Growth and Care Delivery

A board certified general surgeon, Dr. Shirley Suda has been with Kaiser Permanente for over 25 years. She is an Associate Executive Director for The Permanente Federation and the Executive Physician Leader exploring new geographic market opportunities. In her role, she brings the physician perspective around care delivery and operations to maximize integration and the value proposition for the KP Medical Care Program. She is responsible for the assessment, evaluation, structure and integration of the operational, clinical and quality performance of potential organizations as well as respective markets.

Dr. Suda has deep KP experience as a front line general surgeon and a physician leader in the Southern California region. She served 12 years as the Woodland Hills Area Medical Director where she was responsible for overall patient care and the management of primary and specialty care services at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills. This facility, a licensed 262-bed acute care medical center, serves nearly 200,000 members in the west San Fernando Valley. Additionally, she led the expansion of Kaiser Permanente in West Ventura County with the 2007 merger and acquisition of the Buena Ventura Medical Group. Kaiser Permanente now serves over 60,000 members in this market through a hybrid model of integrated care delivery and external contracts at Community Memorial Hospital, a plan hospital.

Dr. Suda is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the California Medical Association, The U.C. Davis Surgical Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She holds her Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science Degree, in Biochemistry, from the University of California, Davis.



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