Jeffrey Benabio, MD

Physician Director, Innovation, Kaiser Permanente San Diego

Dr. Benabio is a dermatologist and new Physician Director of Innovation and Transformation at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego. He leads several innovation and process improvement projects including enterprise social networking for physicians, Lean healthcare initiatives and technology-enhanced healthcare delivery pilots. He is the voice behind, The Digital Doctor, a blog dedicated to educating patients about health and wellness. An expert in social media, Dr. Benabio frequently writes on social media and technology and gives talks to healthcare professionals on topics such as managing your online reputation and how physicians can use social media to engage patients.  Dr. Benabio is an award-winning speaker, giving a dozen talks a year on teleheath, social media and networking for healthcare workers, and the changing doctor/patient relationship. Last fall, he presented a provocative talk on Reinventing the Physician at TEDx Penn Quarter and has been invited to present at this year’s TEDx San Diego. Frequently quoted both online and in print, Dr. Benabio was named “A Rock Star of Dermatology” by Glamour Magazine, and O The Oprah Magazine, named him “One of America’s Top Doctors.” He lives in downtown San Diego with his wife, Susan. Connect with him on Twitter @Dermdoc.