Dr. Te-Yu Ruth Chang

Dr. Te-Yu Ruth Chang
Dr. Te-Yu Ruth Chang
Chief People Officer, Vice President for the Advancement of People and People Operations
Northwest Permanente

Te-Yu Ruth Chang, MD, MPH, CPC, FAAFP, is the Chief People Officer, Vice President for the Advancement of People and People Operations at Northwest Permanente (NWP). Dr. Chang leads wellness and resilience; equity, inclusion and diversity; and talent acquisition and development strategies for this physician-led, self-governed, multispecialty group practice, providing care to the more than 600,000 members of Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Dr. Chang is a family medicine physician. She joined NWP in 2005, and through the years has served in various leadership roles, including Physician Service Area Director for Portland Metro West, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Care Delivery Co-Lead for Intel Connected Care, and Director of Financial Health. In addition, she spearheaded the creation of a number of popular courses for NWP physicians and clinicians, including Do the MATH – Managing Affordability through Technology and Heart, Art of Mentoring, and Optimize Your Practice.

Dr. Chang received her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and her master’s in public health and her medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency at Oregon Health & Science University. In her free time, she enjoys studying martial arts, playing music, and cooking with family and friends.