by Jasmine Batchelor
April 24, 2019
Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente
Wendolyn S. Gozansky, MD, MPH, is Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG). She is responsible for the quality improvement and oversight activities of this 1,200+ multispecialty physician group that delivers care to 670,000+ members in the Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) region. Dr. Gozansky continues to build on KPCO’s exceptional quality through a focus on the member, critical evaluation of existing literature and best practices, robust data and reporting, integration of research into operations, and leveraging both people and technology to create standardized systems of care that meet the triple aim mission.
Prior to coming to CPMG in 2010, Dr. Gozansky was an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver. A desire to shift her research from studies of physiologic outcomes to a stronger focus on directly improving the health of seniors led her to join the KPCO Institute for Health Research. As a board-certified internist and geriatrician, Dr. Gozansky practices in CPMG’s Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation Service. At KPCO, she has served as Operations Chief overseeing Continuing Care, Palliative Care, and Geriatrics strategy for the region and as Medical Director of the Special Needs Plan. As a National Permanente Quality leader, Dr. Gozansky is currently championing the interregional implementation of collaborative care models for depression management and working to optimize approaches to caring for complex, high needs patients within an integrated delivery system.
She graduated from Smith College as a Women’s Studies major, received medical and public health degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado. Dr. Gozansky enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and running marathons. She has a goal to run a marathon in every state, and has completed them in 19 states thus far.