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Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, Chairman and CEO Photo
Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, Chairman and CEO
Internal Medicine
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Special Interests
General internal medicine administration
Clinical Experience
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
Education and Professional Achievements
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978
Internal Medicine, Chief Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1981
Professional Activities and Awards

Current — Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System
Current — Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Mason Health System/Virginia Mason Medical Center
Current — Immediate Past Chair, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors
Current — Chair, National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute
2019 — Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th annual Seattle Business magazine Leaders in Health Care Awards
2018 — Received the inaugural Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Health Care CEO
2017 — Ranked No. 12 on the Modern Healthcare magazine list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the U.S.
2017 — Ranked No. 40 on the Modern Healthcare magazine list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
2013 — Elected to the Institute of Medicine
2009 — Received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement
2009 — Received the Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Medical Practice Executives
2007 — Fellow, American College of Physician Executives
2003 — Fellow, American College of Physicians
2001 — Fellow, American College of Medical Practice Executives
1996-2000 — Medical Director
1986-2000 — Chief, Department of Satellites
1984-1986 — Deputy Chief of Medicine
1982-1986 — Section Head, Virginia Mason East (Kirkland)

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