Bart Wald, MD, MBA

Dr. Bart Wald, a recognized leader in physician group development, was most recently Physician Chief Executive of Providence Health and Services California where he led the efforts to develop, consolidate and integrate its physician groups and foundations.

Bart has extensive executive experience in health plans, hospitals and physician groups. As the founding CEO of Physician Associates Medical Group, he led the group to become one of the most innovative and high performing in California, and later through its merger with HealthCare Partners.

He has also served as Medical Director for DaVita-HealthCare Partners Medical Group, CMO of UniMed Physician Services, Regional Medical Director for Health Net of California, and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he also held the position of Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.

Bart has served as chairman of the board of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), chaired the Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA) Pay for Performance Governance Committee and served on the executive committee of the California Collaborative for Healthcare Research and Improvement (CCHRI).

Bart received his MD from the SUNY-Downstate and is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology. He has spoken extensively on health care leadership, physician group development and governance, physician group – hospital affiliations, population health models, quality-based incentive programs, and healthcare policy.

Pamela Wald, MD

Dr. Pamela Wald, a principal of PA Health Leadership, has extensive experience improving physician performance and building strong leadership teams in times of organizational change.

She is a partner emeritus in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. In her 35-year career with Kaiser Permanente, her executive roles included Assistant Area Medical Director and Regional Chief of Pediatrics for Southern California. She was the lead physician in the first implementation of the EPIC electronic health record in Southern California, and chaired the Southern California KP Systems Quality and Risk Management committee. Pam was a champion of physician leadership development, and served as a faculty member in Kaiser’s regional programs for physician and non-physician leaders.

Pam holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and an MD from SUNY, Downstate. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles, and is board certified in Pediatrics. She is an alumna of the California Health Care Foundation Fellowship program, where she continues to mentor young health care professionals.