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Alan S. Kaplan, MD

Chief Executive Officer, UW Health

 

UW Health chief executive officer Dr. Alan S. Kaplan

Dr. Alan S. Kaplan assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of UW Health in May 2016. He is a nationally renowned health care leader with a proven track record of leading large-scale clinical and cultural transformation with a focus on care coordination.

 

Dr. Kaplan previously served as executive vice president and chief clinical transformation officer for UnityPoint Health, a multi-state, integrated health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa. He was also the founder and president/CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, where he provided leadership for 1,300 providers. Kaplan also served as president/CEO of UnityPoint at Home, a provider of home care, palliative, hospice and home infusion services.

 

Prior to joining UnityPoint Health in 2009, he served as vice president and chief medical officer at Edward Health Services Corp. (EHSC), a health-care system based in Naperville, IL.

 

Dr. Kaplan earned his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago in 1985, is board-certified in emergency medicine and earned a master's in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a fellow of the American Association of Physician Leadership, where he previously served as chairman of the board.