The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is an integral part of Kaiser Permanente. Our physicians can coordinate virtually every aspect of patient care - from referrals to laboratory tests to medications. With everything under one umbrella, our patients receive the highest continuity of care.

May 10, 2011

TSPMG Announces New Specialty Department Physician Directors

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce the appointment of new Physician Directors for Surgical Specialties, Procedural Specialties and Medical Specialties. These new roles are part of changes to the Specialty Care department that will better position us to take advantage of our continuing internalization and geographic expansion.

 

James Lucarini, MD, Chief of ENT, has been named Physician Director for Surgical Specialties. He joined TSPMG in 2000 after several years in academic and private practice and has served as Chief of ENT since 2008.  Under Dr. Lucarini’s leadership, the department of Otolaryngology expanded to offer hearing aids and embraced change, becoming our first adopters of open access and referral overhaul/chart review. He received his medical degree from Yale University and completed an internship in surgery at University of Pennsylvania Hospitals and his residency training in Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In this new role, he will be responsible for the following departments:

  • Otolaryngology/Audiology
  • Pain Management
  • General Surgery/Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Future departments (Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery)

John Strickler, MD is our new Physician Director for Procedural Specialties. As the Chief of Dermatology, he has overseen an expansion of one of our highest volume specialty departments. Dr. Strickler completed his medical degree and internship at Tulane University School of Medicine and his residency at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine. He joined TSPMG in 2001 and was named Chief of Dermatology in 2005. Under Dr. Strickler’s leadership, the dermatology department has flourished as an innovative, high-functioning, high-quality department. As Physician Director for Procedural Specialties, he will be responsible for the following departments:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Women’s Services
  • Dermatology
  • Pulmonology

 

Stan Jagielski, MD has been named Physician Director for Medical Specialties. Dr. Jagielski has served as Managing Physician of our Crescent Medical Center since 1996. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Jagielski is a strong advocate for Permanente medicine and has played a key role in advocating our medical group to the community and potential customers.  In this new role, he will be responsible for the following departments:

  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrinology

 

The changes we are making move more decision making to the front-line level, and we are certain that the strong leadership of Dr. Lucarini, Dr. Strickler and Dr. Jagielski will continue to improve patient care and department efficiency. Please join us in welcoming them to their new positions.