Jay Crosson, M.D.
Dr. Crosson is the Director of Public Policy for the Permanente Medical Group. Previously, he was the founding Executive Director of The Permanente Federation. The Federation is the national organization of the Permanente Medical Groups, the physician component of Kaiser Permanente. From 1997 to 2007 Dr. Crosson served as the Executive Director of the Federation and co-chair, with the CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, of the Kaiser Permanente Program Group (KPPG), the Kaiser Permanente joint coordinating body. He also currently serves as a Senior Fellow in the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy.
Dr. Crosson is Past Chair of the Governing Board of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). In 2002, Dr. Crosson founded and now chairs the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), an AMGA affiliate. CAPP is an alliance of 34 of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practices which promotes delivery system improvement in the United States. He recently served for nine years on the California Medical Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Crosson served for six years on the Congressional Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), from 2004-2010. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of MedPAC from 2009-2010. He is a graduate of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Program at Stanford Business School.
Dr. Crosson received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and, in 1970, a medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the New England Medical Center Hospitals and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He served as a physician in the U.S. Navy at the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center from 1973-75.