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Jo Carol Hiatt, MD, MBA, FACS

Chair, National Product Council
Assistant Medical Director, SCPMG Business Administration

Carol Jo HiattJo Carol Hiatt is chair of the National Product Council for Kaiser Permanente and also chairs KP’s Inter-Regional New Technologies Committee. She is a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) and is currently assistant medical director, SCPMG Business Administration. Jo Carol chairs Southern California’s Medical Technology Deployment Strategy Team as well as the Oversight Committee for Integrated Medical Imaging.

Jo Carol joined Kaiser Permanente as a general surgeon at Panorama City. She subsequently served as chief of surgery at that location and was elected to the SCPMG Board of Directors. Jo Carol was appointed regional assistant medical director of Clinical Services and has since assumed a number of regional and program-wide roles. She served two terms on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee. In 2013, she was designated an American College of Surgeons health policy scholar.

Jo Carol received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from Duke University. She trained in general surgery at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition, Jo Carol received a master’s in business administration from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She presents internationally on KP’s technology assessment, selection, and implementation processes.

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