Gary Kaplan | 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan is a practicing internal medicine physician who has held the top leadership position at Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. One of the most influential physician executives working in healthcare, Dr. Kaplan received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement in 2009 from the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, as well as the National Healthcare Award from B'nai B'rith International in 2017. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, serves as chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute and was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, now known as the National Academy of Medicine, in 2013. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

   Gary S. Kaplan, MD  
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