Modern Healthcare Names Dr. Stephen Lockhart as One of Top Minority Executives in US
Modern Healthcare named Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D, chief medical officer of Sutter Health, to its 2018 list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. Every two years, the recognition program honors the top minority healthcare executives who are influencing the policy and care delivery models across the country.
As CMO of Sutter Health, Dr. Lockhart has responsibility for quality, patient safety, research and education. His passion for equitable health outcomes has fueled his leadership efforts to provide equitable care across the Sutter system, which resulted in the design and implementation of a health equity program and Health Equity Index across Sutter. Using a precision medicine-like approach, the HEI provides Sutter with a deeper understanding of health outcomes among different patient populations.
In 2017, Dr. Lockhart was named to Governor Brown’s Precision Medicine Advisory Committee as part of California’s continued effort to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease.
For more than a decade, Dr. Lockhart has been a valued leader at Sutter Health. A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Lockhart first served as chief administrative officer at the St. Luke’s campus of Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Since then, he’s held several executive positions before being named chief medical officer for the not-for-profit system in 2015. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Lockhart earned a Master of Philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University and Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in biostatistics degrees from Cornell University.