Patrick T. Courneya, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

Patrick T. Courneya, MD, is the executive vice president and chief medical officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Dr. Courneya oversees Kaiser Permanente’s national quality agenda, helps ensure the organization’s members and communities receive the best quality and service Kaiser Permanente offers, and advocates for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry.

Dr. Courneya previously served 10 years as medical director and associate medical director for HealthPartners Health Plan. Additionally, he has held medical leadership positions at the medical group, hospital, and health plan levels, playing a significant role in advancing health care quality and innovation nationally. He is board certified in family practice and had a full spectrum family practice career for 25 years.

His professional activities include chairing the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council at America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Medical Directors Council at the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Dr. Courneya serves on the California Future Health Workforce Commission, as well as on the on the California board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the national board for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.

Dr. Courneya received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his family practice residency at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Dr. Courneya as one of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know for 4 years running (2016–2019).