Leadership

Gerald Kozai, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gerald (“Jerry”) Kozai is the Chief Executive Officer at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Dr. Kozai has more than 30 years of health care leadership and management experience in several Southern California health care organizations, including individual hospitals such as St. Joseph’s Burbank and systems such as Catholic Healthcare West. Most recently, he was president and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center (a part of Daughters of Charity Health System and Verity Health) from 2002.

Dr. Kozai has a proven track record for fostering health care quality, community advocacy, and medical innovation. He successfully led hospitals through major changes such as mergers and financial turnarounds and he has served on several boards – including multiple terms on the Hospital Council of Southern California Board of Directors.

Dr. Kozai received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, beginning his career as a clinical pharmacist before moving into roles of increasing responsibility.

Executive Team

  • Gerald “Jerry” Kozai, PharmD, Chief Executive Officer
  • Denise Navellier, RN, MSN, CCRN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Executive
  • Ursula Boynton, MD, Chief Medical Executive
  • Patti Pilgrim, Chief Financial Officer
  • Christine Green, Human Resources Executive
  • Rose Calhan, RN, MS, Assistant Administrator, Ancillary & Support Service