#146 – 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: Dr. David Lawrence on the Future of Healthcare

This is the second episode in our series of special podcasts for KGI’s 25th anniversary. In this episode, we hear from former KGI School of Community Medicine Dean Dr. David Lawrence on the future of healthcare. The discussion was recorded on October 7, 2022, during KGI’s Founder’s Day celebration.

KGI appointed former Kaiser CEO Dr. David M. Lawrence as Dean of the KGI School of Community Medicine on March 17, 2020. He stepped down from that role in March of 2022 after a successful two years that included launching the brand-new Master of Science in Community Medicine program.

While serving as the CEO and Chairman of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals from 1991 to 2002, Lawrence focused the nation’s attention on the issue of patient safety and the need for reform in healthcare delivery systems. Lawrence served on the KGI Board of Trustees in 2019. He retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2002 after his 10-year tenure as CEO and Chairman.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 1981, Lawrence worked in Public Health and Human Services in Multnomah County, OR; on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the School of Medicine; as an advisor to the Ministry of Health of Chile; and as a Peace Corps Physician in the Dominican Republic and Washington, DC.