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Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, Chairman and CEO
Internal Medicine
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Special Interests
General internal medicine administration
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1978
Residency
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 — Chair, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors
Current — Chair, National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute
2016 — Ranked No. 11 on the Modern Healthcare magazine  list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the U.S.
2016 — Ranked No. 44 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)

Patient Ratings and Comments
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August 2017
Dr. Gary Kaplan has been my PCP for 37 years. (Since 1980). Obviously, he has my full faith and confidence.
November 2016
Dr. Kaplan is an outstanding provider - the best I have ever had.
August 2016
Dr. Kaplan has always shown much interest in my well being. He is thorough but it always interested. Since my hearing is not so good he explains to my daughter who always is there so I don´t misunderstand his comments.
June 2016
Takes no new patients, but certainly would if available.