Ash Gokli

Ash R. Gokli


Board Member

About Ash R. Gokli

Dr. Ash Gokli is the Chief Clinical Operations Integration Office for Sutter Health, an integrated healthcare organization with 25 hospitals, medical foundations with over 12,000 aligned physicians and $13+ Billion in annual operating revenue.

Dr. Gokli is responsible for advancing clinical and operational integration and creating greater value/experience by improving quality, affordability, access, and experience. Dr. Gokli leads multiple service lines, clinical improvement communities, virtual care and eICU, CDI, physician leadership development, variation reduction, and analytics.

During his time at Sutter Health, Dr. Gokli has held a variety of positions that helped him develop into an innovative thought-leader and strategist with deep understanding of healthcare industry:

  • CMO of the Central Valley region of Sutter Health from 2010-2015
  • CEO of Memorial Hospital of Los Banos in 2013-2015
  • CMO of Sutter Health Valley Area from 2015-2020.

Before joining Sutter Health, Dr. Gokli served as the CMO of St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Michigan a for 8 years and chair of emergency medicine for 6 years.

Dr. Gokli’s work style is driven by his personal mission to live in harmony, be the best he can be, and make a difference in the world. This mission along with his deep interest in the study of leadership have guided him to adopt the inspirational and servant leadership model, which have led to being able to guide his teams beyond the bottom line and make a difference at multiple levels.

Over his career, Dr. Gokli has served on many Boards. Currently, he is serving on the board of American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL).

Dr. Gokli is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Medical Management from the University of Southern California. He is an AAPL Certified Physician Executive, trained Six Sigma Black Belt, and a certified Lean Executive. Dr. Gokli is a graduate of the Sutter Health Leadership Academy and is a fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership and American College of Emergency Physicians.


MD, Grant Medical College
University of Bombay, India

Master’s degree in Medical Management,
University of South California


  • CPE
  • Six Sigma Black Belt