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Make Magic Happen: CMO Ash Gokli Shares His Thoughts About the Physician Leader‘s Role

February 12, 2020

Healthcare costs keep climbing, quality needs improvement, and physicians are burning out. These are a few of the reasons Ash Gokli, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Sutter Health Valley Area believes physicians must step into leadership roles and create the future of healthcare. 

An American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) board member and self-described student of leadership, Dr. Gokli describes his path to leadership and his strategies for leading effectively despite a constant onslaught of meetings and time-consuming commitments. In our focused conversation, Dr. Gokli discusses how physicians can create their own path to the C-suite by garnering non-clinical knowledge, volunteering for new projects, and leveraging their passion for patient care.