American Association for Physician Leadership

Jimmy Y. Chung


Board Member

Advantus Health Partners

Jimmy Y. Chung, MD, MBA, FACS, FABQAURP, CMRP, serves as Chief Medical Officer of Advantus Health Partners (a subsidiary of Bon Secours Mercy Health). Dr. Chung is responsible for all clinical engagement strategies, as well as leadership, growth, and operational oversight of clinical transformation processes and innovations, with a specific focus on standardization and alignment balanced with clinical quality and outcomes. Prior to joining Advantus Health Partners, he served as Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio for Providence St. Joseph Health, where he was responsible for system-wide development and integration of perioperative processes and clinical value analysis of perioperative products, using physician-specific cost and quality data analytics. He has spoken at numerous conferences around the country as an expert on clinical integration of supply chain and development of physician leadership in optimizing the cost, quality, and outcomes of health care.

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 is Chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Advisory Board, Vice-Chair of the Washington Medical Commission, and member of several committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). 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 has been a practicing general surgeon for over 20 years and is Board Certified in Surgery and Health Care Quality Management. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is also a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP). In 2016, Dr. Chung was one of the inaugural recipients of P.U.R.E. (Physicians Understanding, Respecting and Engaging) Award by Healthcare Purchasing News.

Dr. Chung lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two children and enjoys cycling and skiing.


  • MD
    UC San Diego

  • MBA
    Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


  • FACS


  • CMRP

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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