Daniel Yang, MD is vice president of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies for Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Dr. Yang is responsible for ensuring quality oversight for all AI applications across the organization, including those used in clinical operations, research, education, and related administrative functions.
Dr. Yang was previously a program director of patient care at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where he founded and led a $120M philanthropic program focused on diagnostic excellence. In this capacity, he helped to establish several public-private partnerships to promote the responsible use of AI in healthcare including the National Academy of Medicine’s AI Code of Conduct, the Coalition for Health AI, and the Health AI Partnership. He has also created “public good” infrastructure to support the development, implementation and evaluation of diagnostic AI algorithms, including publicly accessible clinical datasets and third-party evaluation services to independently assess algorithm performance. Dr. Yang has also advanced research methods for rigorously evaluating the clinical impact of AI and machine learning algorithms in real-world settings.
Dr. Yang is a practicing internal medicine physician. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Illinois Chicago, his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in health care systems design at Stanford University.