Gary Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System

Gary Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, is the chairman and chief executive officer of Virginia Mason Health System, serving in the role since 2000.

Dr. Kaplan received a degree in medicine from the University of Michigan and is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason and served as chief resident in 1980-1981. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and the American College of Physician Executives, and is recognized as one of the most influential physician executives in health care.

He has been honored nationally for his leadership. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Dr. Kaplan number 42 on its 2018 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in the U.S., marking the 13th time he has been named to this exclusive list. In 2013, he was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Gary is certified in the Virginia Mason Production System®.