Colin Cave, MD

Colin R. Cave, MD, has been with Northwest Permanente (NWP) since 1994 as a practicing head and neck surgeon and is the medical group’s Medical Director of External Affairs, Government Relations and Community Health. He previously served as chairman of the NWP board. Dr. Cave completed undergraduate studies at Stanford University, medical school at the University of California San Francisco, and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has served as president of the Oregon Medical Association, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, and the Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Climate Action Collaborative and is a co-lead for the NAM Health Care Delivery Working Group.  He is a Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates and serves on the board of America’s Physician Groups.  Dr. Cave is the physician lead for NWP’s benefit corporation activities and Corporate Social Responsibility program. He is also responsible for the medical group’s regional and national leadership efforts addressing climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigation and resilience strategies while enacting NWP’s Climate Action Plan. He is an immediate past member of the board of Oregon for Climate Action.