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Leong Koh, MD

President and CEO
Northwest Permanente, P.C. (NWP)

Leong Koh, MD, is president and CEO of Northwest Permanente. In this role, Dr. Koh leads more than 1,700 physicians, clinicians, and administrative staff at the largest independent, physician-led, multispecialty medical group in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Together, these physicians deliver evidence- and value-based health care with humanity to approximately 634,363 Kaiser Permanente members in the region.

Dr. Koh has practiced family medicine for more than 25 years and has served in a variety of key operational and strategic leadership roles for Northwest Permanente at both regional and national levels. During Dr. Koh’s tenure, Kaiser Permanente of the Northwest has received several prestigious awards and recognition for the high-quality, exceptional care our teams provide.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Koh served as vice president of quality, care experience, and patient safety and as Northwest Permanente regional director of operations for primary care, overseeing primary care operations in both Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Dr. Koh’s long-standing personal commitment to advancing health equity led him to be named co-lead of Kaiser Permanente’s national health equity workgroup and a member of the organization’s health equity sponsor group. Dr. Koh also serves on the board of directors for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Dr. Koh received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in Loma Linda, California. He completed his family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and practiced for 4 years in Seattle before coming to Northwest Permanente in 2003.

Dr. Koh has a keen interest in physician wellness in all its facets, including physical, mental, and emotional. He and his wife, also a physician, have 2 young adult daughters, with whom they enjoy spending as much time as they can, both at home and afar.

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