Marc Gonchar MD
American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Gonchar completed medical school and his residency in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City after attending Brandeis University as a psychology major.
Dr. Marc Gonchar has been practicing primary care internal medicine at The Polyclinic since 2001. In that time, he has held several leadership positions, including chairing the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the Practice Management Committee. He served as practice lead in the Internal Medicine department for many years. Dr. Gonchar was a founding member of the Primary Care Value Stream Leadership Team which eventually became the Primary Care Leadership Team. During the initial roll out of team based care at The Polyclinic, he served as Chief of Primary Care, focusing on change management throughout the department.
Dr. Gonchar is currently serving as Network Medical Director for Risk Adjustment. In this role, he oversees a team of providers who will deliver education to clinical staff about risk adjustment to the entire Optum Washington network including The Polyclinic, The Everett Clinic, and Northwest Physicians Network. He is also working with many others in leadership to facilitate the integration of these various care delivery organizations. He continues to see patients in clinic ½ day a week.
Outside of work, Dr. Gonchar enjoys spending time with family, cycling, hiking and generally being physically active.
“Value-based care has the potential to transform primary care by aligning incentives with the kind of care that we all want to deliver. By focusing on disease prevention and aggressive management of chronic conditions, providers are rewarded for delivering the best care to their patients. The Polyclinic has a long tradition of providing patient-first, excellent care. Our journey towards fully embracing value-based care will ensure these traditions endure.”