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Rahul Rastogi, MD

Rahul Rastogi, MD

Innovation and Transformation Officer, Northwest Permanente

Dr. Rahul Rastogi is the Innovation and Transformation Officer for Northwest Permanente (NWP), the physician-led medical group that provides care for the more than 600,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In this role, Dr. Rastogi partners with other senior leaders and physician leaders to accelerate innovative programs at Kaiser Permanente (KP) Northwest such as the scribes program, KP Now, and telehealth.

Dr. Rastogi has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Northwest Permanente since joining the organization in 2004 as an emergency-room physician, including Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, director of operations for Continuing Care Services, and medical director of KP’s Regional Telephonic Medical Center and Transportation Services. Several innovative new programs were created under his leadership, including Primary Care at Home and Mobile Health Partners (a partnership with Metro West Ambulance), which dramatically increases convenience for patients by providing primary care services in their homes.

Dr. Rastogi serves on the Oregon state Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee and recently served the Medical Director for Metro West Ambulance. He has completed an advanced executive leadership program at Harvard University, and he’s a certified executive coach. He’s also a frequent guest speaker; in May of 2017 he spoke at Harvard Medical School on Advancements in Healthcare Facilities, and in the Fall of 2016 he spoke at Harvard’s Leadership Forum on integrating oral health and medicine.

Dr. Rastogi graduated from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital.

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