Benjamin I. Broder, MD, PhD

Interim Senior Director of Research


Dr. Benjamin Broder is the interim senior director of research for the Department of Research & Evaluation and a practicing family medicine physician at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center.

Dr. Broder leads work that strives to improve the quality of clinical care. He is the regional assistant medical director for Quality and Clinical Analysis for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety, a credential of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

In his role as interim senior director of Research and as a sponsor of the Care Improvement Research Team, Dr. Broder supports opportunities for embedded research, or research in clinical practice. He connects researchers with clinicians to identify key questions and secures organizational support to get studies under way. Through this bridging of research and clinical practice, clinically relevant findings can be put into practice to improve the delivery of care.


Areas of Focus

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Patient safety
  • Preventive medicine
  • Hospital medicine


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
PhD, Preventive Medicine/Health Behavior
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Leadership Program, Kaiser Permanente
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society, USC School of Medicine
  • Phi Kappa Phi All University Honor Society, USC School of Medicine