Message From Our President

John Yang, MDJohn Yang, MD

Prior to becoming the medical group president in November 2020, Dr. John Yang served as the physician director of primary care for Kaiser Permanente Orange County. He oversaw primary care operations, which included day-to-day budget and quality issues for the Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Allergy, and Dermatology departments. Dr. Yang has practiced as a family medicine physician for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group since 2001. He is certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.


Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG) is the state’s largest multispecialty medical group with more than 600 physicians and non-physician clinicians. We care for more than 250,000 Kaiser Permanente members in Hawaii through the practice of Permanente Medicine.
As a Permanente physician, you have the ability to collaborate with experienced colleagues across specialties so you can provide the best care to members and patients. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management.
We are dedicated to health equity, care innovations, clinical research, health education, and improving community and cultural health. We strive to serve as leaders in advancing physician wellness and create a work environment where our clinicians and administrative specialists are able to build lifetime relationships with their peers, our members, and the diverse communities of Hawaii.
During these unprecedented times, HPMG maintains an unwavering commitment to putting our members and patients at the center of everything we do. Through the collaborative practice of Permanente Medicine, our physicians and other clinicians are able to work closely with each other – including across our network of 22,000 physicians nationwide – to deliver world-class care. The unique collegiality of our medical group also provides a strong support system when challenges arise.
Making a difference by making lives better is at the heart of our mission. Permanente physicians believe medicine is more than a job, it’s a calling.


John Yang, MD