In his role as Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio for Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Jimmy Chung is responsible for system-wide collaborative development and integration of perioperative best practice and processes, working with physicians and operational stakeholders across the 51-hospital system. Dr. Chung is also responsible for clinical value analysis of perioperative products and devices, and has integrated physician leadership into developing strategic plans for system-wide supply chain standardization initiatives, using physician-specific cost and quality data analytics. He has spoken at numerous conferences around the country as an expert on development of physician leadership in optimizing the cost, quality, and outcomes of healthcare.
Dr. Chung received his MD at UC San Diego and completed his surgery residency at University of Washington. He completed his MBA at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He serves on the Steering Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative. He chairs the Conference Education Committee of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and has served on its Board of Director for three years. He is a Panel Chair for the Washington Medical Commission and serves on several committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He practiced general and vascular surgery in Santa Cruz, California for 13 years before joining Providence Health & Services in 2013 and continues to practice surgery part-time. He has previously served as Chief of Staff at Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital, Board member of the California Medical Association, and President of the Santa Cruz County Medical Society. He is Board Certified in Surgery and Health Care Quality Management, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.