Dr. Stephen H. Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen H. Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. has served as director since 2021. Between 2015 and 2021, Dr. Lockhart served as senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sutter Health Network, a not-for-profit system of hospitals, physician organizations and research institutions in Northern California. Dr. Lockhart retired in January 2021. Previously, Dr. Lockhart served as Sutter Health Network’s regional chief medical officer for the East Bay Region, and as chief administrative officer at the St. Luke’s campus of Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Lockhart also served as medical administrative director of surgical services at CPMC, where he practiced for 20 years. Dr. Lockhart has served on the board of directors of NRC Health since 2021, and also serves on the boards of the ECRI Institute, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and is chairman of Parks California – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting California's parks and public lands. Dr. Lockhart also served on the board of Recreational Equipment, Inc. from 2010 to 2021. Dr. Lockhart holds a Master’s in Economics from Oxford University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.