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Hugh Straley, MD


Qualis Health and HealthInsight Board of Directors

Hugh Straley, MD, has four decades of experience as a clinician and healthcare executive. After a long career at Group Health (now Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington) in Seattle, Dr. Straley served as Chief Medical Officer for Soundpath Health, a regional organization of local physicians founded for the purpose of providing quality medical care to Medicare beneficiaries.

Prior to retiring as President of Group Health Cooperative and Medical Director for Group Health Physicians in 2008, Dr. Straley held several positions within the Group Health organization, including Associate Medical Director for Quality and Research, Assistant Chief of Staff for Specialty Services, Director of Hospice and Chief of Oncology.

He currently serves on the Healthier Washington Health Innovation Leadership Network Clinical Engagement Accelerator Committee; the Washington Health Alliance Quality Improvement Committee, where he is a past Chairman; and YouthCare, where he is a past President.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from Yale University, Dr. Straley earned his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed both his residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Washington, and is board certified in both internal medicine and medical oncology.