Gary S. Kaplan (M.D. 1978) has been elected chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Kaplan, a practicing physician in internal medicine, was elected to the four-year term by the Center’s member physicians. Kaplan has served in a number of senior leadership positions at Virginia Mason, where he began practicing medicine in 1978. As chairman, Kaplan assumes the helm of a health care system with annual revenues of $500 million providing health care to more than 150,000 residents of the Pacific Northwest.