Albert Chan, M.D., M.S., serves as Chief Digital Health Officer at Sutter Health, leading a digital health team tasked with designing the clinical workflows and operational infrastructure to enable digital transformation at enterprise scale. Dr. Chan led the enterprise expansion of virtual care at Sutter, spearheading an initiative that trained over 5000 clinicians over a 4-week period that led to the completion of 1.1 million video visits in 2020 vs. 7400 in 2019. Dr. Chan is the executive sponsor of My Health Online, who in 2001 was the first customer in the world to implement Epic Systems Corporation MyChart patient portal, which is now used by 100 million patients worldwide. He has received numerous honors including the Epic PAC Academy Award, awarded annually by the Epic electronic health record community, international recognition as a Fulbright Specialist and a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow, one of 20 U.S. citizens chosen for membership into a global network of leaders for change, and named one of Becker’s 105 Physician Leaders to Know in 2019. Dr. Chan continues to be invigorated by his patients as a primary care physician, inspiring the development and translation of innovative partnerships into practice. Dr. Chan research interests include rigorous evaluation of digital health interventions translated into clinical practice.
Dr. Chan earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences with Honors from Stanford University and M.D. from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. After completing residency and chief residency in family medicine, Albert concurrently completed fellowships in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford and family medicine research at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is an adjunct professor at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research and an investigator at the Sutter Center for Health Systems Research. Dr. Chan has a special relationship with Sutter Health = he was born at CPMC.