Jeffrey D. Lowenkron, MD
Chief Executive Officer, USF Physicians Group
Dr. Jeffrey Lowenkron, a practicing internist, is the chief executive officer of the USF Physicians Group. As the CEO, Dr. Lowenkron will focus on fine-tuning service delivery, assessing services, continuing development and evaluation of new business, and measuring quality outcomes. He has a tremendous desire to widely improve the health and well-being of the community in which he works.
Prior to joining USF Health in January 2012, Dr. Lowenkron spent the last 17 years with the Permanente Medical Group. He held multiple leadership roles, one of which was spearheading Mid-Atlantic’s process improvement efforts for patient access, scheduling, patient flow, service excellence, and communication and messaging. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States provides health care to about 500,000 people throughout 30 medical centers in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans and serves almost 9 million members.
In one role with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Lowenkron was the area medical director for the District of Columbia and the suburban Maryland regions. He was responsible for a medical group–similar in size to the USF Physicians Group–in 12 medical centers with a hospitalist program covering two hospitals and a skilled nursing facility program.
Dr. Lowenkron earned a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and a medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he also earned a master’s degree in public policy. Dr. Lowenkron was also trained in the executive leadership program at Harvard University School of Business in Cambridge, MA.