Dr. Tad Funahashi
Chief Innovation & Transformation Officer

Tad Funahashi, MD joined Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, Orange County in 1992, and maintains a busy clinical practice in orthopedic surgery. He is the Chief Innovation Officer and Asst Regional Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Dr. Funahashi also founded and Chairs the National Implant Registry Committee, and is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of California Irvine College of Medicine. He has given over 100 presentations across the county and internationally, and has authored numerous papers in publications such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Funahashi is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Association, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Orange County Medical Association. He served as the Chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Orange County from 1994 to 2012, the Regional Chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 2004 to 2012, Chaired the National Chiefs of Orthopedic Surgery from 2004 to 2012, and the Assistant Area Medical Director in Orange County from 1998 to 2012. He earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic residency at UCLA School of Medicine, and then joined the faculty at the UCLA Department of Orthopedic Surgery prior to joining Kaiser Permanente