Dr. Ash Gokli is the Chief Clinical Operations Integration Office for Sutter Health. Sutter Health is an integrated healthcare organization based in northern California with 24 hospitals and over 12,000 aligned physicians and over $ 3 Billion in annual operating revenue. In this role, Dr. Gokli is responsible for advancing clinical and operational integration and creating greater value/experience for patients by improving affordability, access and experience by meaningful and collaborative partnership with physicians as well as designing efficient systems and processes. Dr. Gokli’s responsibilities include multiple service lines, clinical improvement communities, variation reduction, analytics, eICU, CDI and physician leadership development.
Dr. Gokli served as the CMO of the Central Valley region of Sutter Health from 2010-2015. In 2014-2015, he also served as the CEO of Memorial Hospital of Los Banos. He served as the CMO of Sutter Health Valley Area from 2015-2020. Prior to joining Sutter Health, Dr. Gokli served as the CMO of St. Mary Mercy Hospital for 8 years and chair of emergency medicine for 6 years.
Dr. Gokli’s personal mission in life is to live in harmony with nature, be the best he can be and make a difference in the world. He is an avid student of leadership, an innovative thinker and strategist with a breath of experience in clinical leadership, clinical technology and team structure. With inspirational and servant leadership and influential power, he has been able to lead beyond the bottom line and bring about transformational change.
Dr. Gokli is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and holds Master’s degree in Medical Management from University of Southern California. He is an AAPL Certified Physician Executive, trained as Six Sigma Black Belt, and is certified as a Lean Executive. Dr. Gokli is a graduate of the Sutter Health Leadership Academy and is a fellow of American Association for Physician Leadership and American College of Emergency Physicians.