Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr, who also host the popular show Coronavirus: The Truth. Here, you can learn about both hosts:
Dr. Robert Pearl
Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest physician group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). In these roles he led 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts.
Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare.
He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.
He is the author of “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong,” a Washington Post bestseller that offers a road map for transforming American healthcare. His new book is titled “Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients.” All profits from these books go to Doctors Without Borders.
Pearl hosts the popular podcast Fixing Healthcare, publishes a newsletter with over 12,000 subscribers called Monthly Musings on American Healthcare and is a regular contributor to Forbes. He has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNBC, NPR, and in TIME, USA Today and Bloomberg News. He has published more than 100 articles in medical journals and contributed to numerous books. A frequent keynote speaker at healthcare and medical technology conferences. Pearl has addressed the Commonwealth Club, the World Health Care Congress, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Quality Forum.
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Pearl received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University.
From 2012 to 2017, Pearl served as chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), which includes the nation’s largest and best multispecialty medical groups, and participated in the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT in Washington, D.C.
As a podcast host, Jeremy has interviewed some of the top leaders and most brilliant minds in healthcare, including former Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove, current MGMA president and CEO Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health Dr. Steven Klasko, professor of neurology and parkinson’s disease researcher Dr. Andrew Lees, director of the Vaccine Education Center and noted author Dr. Paul Offit, and the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers Sam Kean.
In March 2018, Jeremy interviewed his future “Fixing Healthcare” co-host Dr. Robert Pearl following the publication of the Washington Post bestseller “Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong.”
As a University of Iowa history major, Jeremy took a particular interest in the evolution of medicine. For his podcast, he reads an average of one healthcare book a week. At just one day old, Jeremy was rushed to the University of Iowa Hospital for emergency, life-saving surgery. He spent the first few months of his life in the hospital, undergoing multiple procedures. Ever since, Jeremy has had a strong admiration for the doctors who’ve helped him manage his lifelong condition.
With “Fixing Healthcare,” Jeremy is eager to shine the spotlight on the doctors and healthcare leaders most capable of transforming American medicine. By bringing greater attention to new healthcare solutions, Jeremy hopes this show will rejuvenate the healthcare system and improve doctor-patient relationships throughout the country.