Gary S. Kaplan

Chairman and CEO


Chairman and CEO
Virginia Mason Medical Center


Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, has served on NBR’s Board of Directors since 2005. He was named Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in February 2000. He serves on the Virginia Mason Medical Center Board of Directors, is Chair of the Management Committee, and serves on the Board of Governors, Virginia Mason Research Center Board and on the Board of the Virginia Mason Foundation. Dr. Kaplan has practiced internal medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center since 1982 and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Kaplan received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and is board-certified in internal medicine. He is also certified as a Fellow through the through the American College of Medical Practice Executives—the credentialing arm of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). In addition, he is a clinical professor at the University of Washington.

In addition to his patient duties and position as CEO at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Kaplan serves on the MGMA Services Board and serves on the Foundation Board of the American Medical Group Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Board of Directors of the King County Division of the American Heart Association, the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Foundation, and is a member of both the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the American College of Physician Executives.

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