Dr. Stephen Ezeji-Okoye joined Crossover Health in January 2019 as the Medical Director at Life @Wellness (Crossover’s clinic at Facebook), and became Crossover’s Chief Medical Officer in July of that same year. Stephen has a passion for population health and redesigning systems to drive improvements in quality and efficiency. He became proficient in the application of Lean Manufacturing principles to drive quality improvement during his tenure at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). There, he helped improve Veteran care through a focus on disease prevention, chronic disease management, social determinants of health, and the use of Complementary and Integrative Health practices to promote self care.
After completing his internship, residency, and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford, he started his career holding a wide range of clinical medical administrative positions at the VAPAHCS—including leading the Ambulatory Care Service for ten years, and twelve years as Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing all clinical operations. He has served as a 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 an Advisory Council member to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, earning an AB in Anthropology, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Stephen is board certified in Internal Medicine. Outside of medicine, Stephen enjoys running, movies, and trivia.