Zeev Kain, MD, MBA, FAAP

Zeev Kain is a Yale- and Harvard-trained physician, thought leader and innovator. He currently holds the academic rank of chancellor’s professor at the University of California and is the president of the American College of Perioperative Medicine. Dr. Kain is a senior healthcare executive, an anesthesiologist and pediatrician who has an extensive background in physician alignment, transformational operations management in hospitals and physician communication. He previously served as the associate dean of clinical operations, chief medical officer and chair of anesthesiology at UC Irvine Health and chief of children’s anesthesia and member of the Board of Governance at the Yale Medical Group.

Dr. Kain is internationally well known for his seminal work on transforming surgical care through value-based care, which is focused on increased patient and provider experience, improvement in clinical care and lower healthcare costs. Dr. Kain has brought UC Irvine Health to 5 stars in UHC ratings, improved Leapfrog ratings and superior HCAHPS ratings. He has established a safety officers core, brought Lean Six Sigma and Lean into the organization and focused on physician alignment, physician communications and risk mitigation. As chair of anesthesiology, he markedly improved perioperative clinical services, instituted innovative education initiatives and built multiple research programs. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kain’s well-established NIH research program has focused on preparing and managing children and families during a surgical episode of care.

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