Phil Okala

HEP Executive Partner

Chief Operating Officer, Tufts Medicine

Phil Okala joins HEP with a distinguished career in healthcare operations and strategic development. Phil is the Chief Operating Officer of Tufts Medicine, overseeing hospitals, care at home, ambulatory operations, and information systems. Previously, he served as System President at City of Hope in Duarte, California, managing a comprehensive portfolio that included patient care, research institutes, and educational programs.

Phil’s extensive experience includes 16 years at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where he held various executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer of Penn Medicine. He has also held key positions at Geisinger Health System, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Phil earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Houston, a master’s in health care administration from Texas Woman’s University, and an advanced certification in Healthcare Executive Leadership from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and the Health Care Financial Management Association.