Gary S. Kaplan

Gary Kaplan, CEO, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health; USA

Senior Vice President, CommonSpirit Health; USA

Gary Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, is Senior Vice President at CommonSpirit Health. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health for 22 years. 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 healthcare. He is an active board member of Virginia Mason Institute and continues to lead trips to Japan to train healthcare leaders in the Virginia Mason Production System®.