Patrick T. Courneya, MD, is the executive vice president and chief medical officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Dr. Courneya oversees Kaiser Permanente’s national quality agenda, helps ensure the organization’s members and communities receive the best quality and service Kaiser Permanente offers, and advocates for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry.
Dr. Courneya previously served 10 years as medical director and associate medical director for HealthPartners Health Plan. Additionally, he has played a significant role in advancing health care quality and innovation on a national level. He is board certified in Family Practice and was a family practice physician for 25 years. Professional activities include chairing the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council at America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Medical Directors Council at the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Dr. Courneya was also recently appointed to the California board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Courneya received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1988, and remains board certified in that specialty. He has served as medical leader in various roles at medical group, hospital and health plan levels.
Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Courneya in 2016 and 2017 as one of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know.