The board of Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine has named Harvard Medical School pediatrics professor Dr. Mark Schuster to lead Kaiser’s new school, which will train doctors for the managed care provider’s facilities.

The 80,000-square-foot Kaiser medical school in Pasadena is expected to usher in its first class of 192 students in fall 2019.

Schuster, also chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, will assume his new position next month.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s vision to transform medical education by combining cutting-edge educational techniques with a focus on population health, data analytics, patient engagement and underserved populations,” Schuster said in a statement.

– Dana Bartholomew

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, CLICK HERE.