Ruth Shaber, M.D.
Ruth Shaber, M.D. is a fellow in the foundation’s Patient Care Program.
Ruth started her career in health care at the Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center in 1990. From 1997 to 2003, she served as chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1999 and 2000, she served as chairman for The Permanente Medical Group’s Obstetrics and Gynecology chiefs, and from 2001 to 2007 she served as the director of Women’s Health for the Northern California division of Kaiser Permanente. She is also the founder of the Women’s Health Research Institute in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region.
Most recently, Ruth has been the Medical Director at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute. At CMI she worked with Kaiser Permamenente's regional and national leaders to apply the best evidence and successful systems approaches to create reliable clinical performance. Ruth’s specific areas of focus have included cardiovascular disease prevention, behavioral health, maternity and cancer care. Ruth received her B.A. from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She served her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of California in San Francisco