Stephen Ezeji-Okoye, MD
Stephen Ezeji-Okoye, MD, is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Crossover Health. With a passion for population health and redesigning systems to drive improvements in quality and efficiency, he manages the delivery of outcomes-based, effective clinical care at Crossover.
Previously, Dr. Ezeji-Okoye held a range of clinical medical administrative positions at the VA Palo Alto (Calif.) Health Care System (VAPAHCS), including leading the ambulatory care service for 10 years, and overseeing clinical operations as Deputy Chief of Staff for 12 years. During his VAPAHCS tenure, he became proficient in the application of lean manufacturing principles to drive quality improvement through patient focus on disease prevention, chronic disease management, social determinants of health, and the use of complementary and integrative health practices to promote self-care. Dr. Ezeji-Okoye also served as Clinical Professor (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine, a national consultant to the VA on the use of integrative medicine practices in VA care, and as advisory council member to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Dr. Ezeji-Okoye graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, in Cambridge, Mass., earning an AB in anthropology, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at Stanford in California. After driving initiatives at VAPAHCS to improve care for veterans, he’s been inspired to lead a medical team that delivers excellence in clinical care, resulting in improved health outcomes for Crossover members.