Governor John Kitzhaber

John Kitzhaber, MD, is a former emergency physician, state legislator, and three-term
governor of Oregon. He is the author the Oregon Health Plan, which built a defined benefit based on a prioritized list of health service. He is also a chief architect of Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations, which now provide care to a million Oregonians within a global budget indexed to a sustainable growth rate, while meeting rigorous quality and outcome metrics. In 2013, Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Kitzhaber number two on their list of the “100 Most Influential People in Health Care” and number one on the list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives.” Kitzhaber is currently a writer, speaker, and private
consultant on health policy and politics—and holds the Chair in Health Policy at the Foundation for Medical Excellence. April 2019

Blog Posts by Governor John Kitzhaber

Publications by Governor John Kitzhaber