Alka Atal-Barrio, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Alka Atal-Barrio, MD, is a practicing pediatrician and Chief Medical Officer at The Everett Clinic, a care delivery organization of Optum. She is responsible for medical staff management, clinical programs and policies, quality and safety, clinical pharmacy and advancing the clinic’s care model.
In overseeing this ongoing evolution of care, Dr. Atal-Barrio is helping ensure The Everett Clinic continues providing the highest quality of care at an affordable cost as it increasingly transitions to value-based care model supporting population health.
Dr. Atal-Barrio joined the Clinic in 1994 and has served in a variety of medical leadership roles since 2001. She was appointed to her current role in 2019. Previously, she served as Facility Medical Director from 2001-2013, Primary Care Service Line Medical Director from 2014-2016, Chief Clinical Officer from 2016-2018. She also served on The Everett Clinic Board of Directors.
Dr. Atal-Barrio has 26 years of experience in active clinical practice. Among her awards, she has been recognized as a Top Doc for Seattle Magazine and honored with the Outstanding Physician Leadership Award in 2012.
Dr. Atal-Barrio received her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and medical degree from Stanford University. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and served as Chief Resident there.
She earned a master’s in medical management from University of Southern California in 2014. Dr. Atal-Barrio is Board certified in Pediatrics and remains a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.