Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership: Thursday Evening Series

Meet with the men and women who are leading efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare system. Talk with thought leaders who craft policy at the state and federal level. Engage with life sciences entrepreneurs who are discovering and commercializing products that can extend and improve our lives. 

The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. You will deepen your understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space.

Thursday Evening Series - 6:30 PM, Beaumont Room, Sterling Hall of Medicine (2nd Floor), 333 Cedar Street

September 13, 2018

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, MD., MACP, Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration

    Dr. Clancy serves as the VHA Deputy Under Secretary for Health (DUSH) for Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks Carolyn Clancy(DEAN), effective July 22, 2018.  The Office of the DEAN fosters collaboration and knowledge transfer with facility-based educators, researchers and clinicians within VA, and between VA and its affiliates. 

    Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration, with the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary for Health.  As the Executive in Charge, Dr. Clancy directed a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $68 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. Previously, she served as the Interim Under Secretary for Health from 2014-2015.  

    Dr. Clancy also served as the VHA Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, overseeing VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs, as well as ten years as the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  In 2015, Dr. Clancy was selected as the Outstanding Federal Executive of the Year by Disabled American Veterans, and in 2018, she was selected as one of the Top 50 Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare. 

    She is a highly experienced and nationally recognized physician executive.  Dr. Clancy is a general internist and health services researcher, a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She holds an academic appointment at George Washington University School of Medicine and serves as Senior Associate Editor, Health Services Research.  Dr. Clancy has contributed to eight academic text books and authored, co-authored and provided invited commentary in more than 225 scholarly journal articles.  She served as member of the National Quality Forum, Board of Directors, as the Chair of the AQA Alliance and served on the Board of Governors, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Clancy was most recently presented with the 2014 Quality Champion Award, National Committee for Quality Assurance and was also named as Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Nursing. 

September 20, 2018

  • Gail R. Wilensky, PhD Senior Fellow, Center for Health Affairs, Project HOPE, Former White House Policy Adviser and Chief Administrator, HCFA (Predecessor of CMS)

    Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D. is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She also co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s initiative on the future of health care and helped organize the Convergence group’s Health Reform Roundtable. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President GHW Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is on strategies to reform health care, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research and military health care.

    Dr. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center, is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System Foundation. She is also a director on Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group boards. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has served two terms on its governing council. She is a former chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, a former trustee of the American Heart Association and a current or former director of numerous other non-profit organizations. Dr. Wilensky has testified many times before Congressional committees, serves as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.

September 27, 2018

  • James Hamblin, MD, MPH (‘18) Writer and Senior Editor , The Atlantic Host, “If Our Bodies Could Talk”, Past Poynter Fellow in Journalism, Yale University

    Dr. James Hamblin is a writer and senior editor at The Atlantic.   He hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk, for which he was a finalist in the Webby Awards for Best Web Personality.  He is a past Yale University Poynter Fellow in journalism, and he has lectured at Harvard Medical School, Wharton Business School, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and SXSW, among others.

    His writing and videos have been featured in The New York Times, Politico, NPR, The Guardian, Elle, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, The Awl, The Los Angeles Times, and Marketplace, among others.  Time named him among the 140 people to follow on Twitter, Greatist named him among the most influential people in health media, and BuzzFeed called him "the most delightful MD ever," though he is not as delightful as William Carlos Williams.

    After medical school at Indiana University, he did three years of residency before joining The Atlantic to develop a health section and write.  More on that at Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, Journal of the American College of Radiology, and Politico.

October 4, 2018

  • Beth Higa Roberts, MPH (’05) Senior Program Examiner, National Security Division, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

    Beth HigaBeth Higa Roberts is a Senior Program Examiner in the National Security Division at the Office
    of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, she develops and defends analytically driven
    policies affecting veteran health care. Ms. Roberts advises senior policy officials at OMB and
    the White House on legislative and regulatory actions affecting the Department of Veterans
    Affairs (VA) medical care programs, including patient safety, prescription drug pricing, longterm
    care, and veteran medical and prosthetic research.​

    ​​​​​​In 2017, Ms. Roberts detailed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda,
    Maryland, where she worked directly with command leadership to assess the feasibility of
    achieving trauma center certification from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical
    Services Systems. Prior to joining OMB, Ms. Roberts served as Associate Director for the
    Advisory Board Company, where she successfully worked with hospitals across the country and
    led teams to plan, implement, and administer major programmatic and workload process changes
    to departments of surgery.

    Ms. Roberts holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MPH from the Yale School of
    Public Health. She lives in Kensington, Maryland with her husband Christopher Roberts, a
    systems engineer at NASA, and her two children.

October 11, 2018

  • Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MBA, MHPE President & CEO, Northeast Medical Group and Senior Vice President, Yale New Haven Health

    Dr. Varkey serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Yale New Haven Health Northeast Medical Group and Senior Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System.  Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) is the medical foundation of Yale New Haven Health and has approximately 2000 employees including 950+ clinicians in over 130 locations in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.  Dr. Varkey is a Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health. 

    Prior to her current role, Dr. Varkey served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Seton Clinical Enterprise, a large multispecialty group at Seton Family Healthcare, Austin, Texas.  A nationally recognized expert in Quality Improvement, Dr. Varkey served as the President of the American College of Medical Quality between 2015 and 2017. She has previously served on the boards of the Christian Medical College Foundation, Physician One Urgent Care Centers, and the American College of Medical Quality. She currently serves on the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital Board. She is the editor of two books: Medical Quality Management and Mayo Clinic Board review on Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

    Dr. Varkey served a number of positions at Mayo Clinic, including Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine; medical director of Ask Mayo Clinic (national nurse triage line with 1.5 million covered lives); medical director of the Value Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of healthcare delivery; medical director of “Better” a mobile app start up jointly funded by Mayo Clinic and a venture capital firm; vice chair for the Outpatient Practice Committee; and program director for the Preventive Medicine Fellowship and Director of the Quality Improvement Curriculum at Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Varkey is currently adjunct Professor of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

    Dr. Varkey is the recipient of many awards including the American Medical Association Foundation Physician Leadership award, the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach award, the American College of Medical Quality President’s award, the Mayo Clinic individual excellence award, the American Medical Women’s Association Exceptional Mentoring Award and the World Woman leadership congress visionary woman leadership award.  She recently received the CT women of influence Corporate Leader Award.

    Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; and a Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) from the University of Illinois, Chicago.  She also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.  She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Yale New Haven Health Hospital of Saint Raphael and Preventive Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

November 08, 2018

  • Farzad Mostashari, MD (’96), Co-Founder and CEO, Aledade, Former National Coordinator for Health IT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    MostashariAledade Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Farzad Mostashari has spent his career at the forefront of health care policy and health information technology. Dr. Mostashari is the former National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served as a distinguished expert at the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for HealthCare Reform. Prior to his work at the Office of the National Coordinator, he founded the NYC Primary Care Information Project, which equipped 1,500 physicians in underserved communities with electronic health records. He has spoken and written extensively on issues affecting health IT, ACOs, and health care policy and delivery. He has been published in the New York Times, the Journal of American Medical Association, and Health Affairs, among others. Dr. Mostashari received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine and his Masters in Population Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

November 15, 2018

  • Matthew J. Comerford, MBA, Vice President and Managing Director, Internal Consulting Group Yale New Haven Health

    Matthew Comeford Over twenty five years of results-driven experience that focuses on working with C-level executives to address a variety of strategic, organizational and transformational issues.  Experiences include strategy development and articulation, strategic repositioning, strategic cost reduction, developing growth agendas, pre and post transaction advisory and large-scale multi-functional transformation.

    Matthew has held profit and loss responsibility for a number of consulting practices and has demonstrated the capability in building and leading teams across multiple geographies and developing solutions. Valuable depth of experience in the following areas: practice leadership and management, project management, risk identification and mitigation, negotiation and decision making. 

    Matthew has a cross industry background including payers, med devices and providers. Prior to joining YNHHS, some of his provider clients include Community Health Network, Memorial Hermann, Mary Washington, Continuum Health Plan, West Penn Alleghany Health System and SUNY Downstate. 

    In 2015, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) brought Matthew on to lead the formation of the Internal Consulting Group (ICG).  Formed via a collection of individuals from various Delivery Networks and functions, with diverse capabilities, skills, goal and objectives into one unified, cohesive team.  ICGs focus areas have continually matured in scope and execution. Through the Knowledge Management and Talent Management Strategy, ICG has created a learning environment to develop elite talent on behalf of the System.  Over the last 3 years, ICG has been constructing the core components of a consultancy while supporting our executive team with system-wide initiatives addressing strategic, operational and financial issues on behalf of the System.  Success has been dependent on building organizational support and trust. 

    Recently, through the integration of Matthew’s original Internal Consulting Group and the existing Strategic Planning, Regulatory and Business Development, the System office of Strategy Management (OSM) was established.  The OSM seeks to align strategy with execution and operate as a cohesive unit.  The Office of Strategy Management serves as a comprehensive enterprise and catalyst for facilitating, managing and coordinating all activities relating to the formation and execution of strategy at YNHHS, as well as partnering with other entities to ensure personnel and communication are strategically aligned throughout the organization. One of the OSM first endeavors is to produce Strategic Intelligence capability which serves as a utility that provides insight to power strategic decision-making through delivering high-quality, actionable information to the organization that informs strategic decision-making. Executing the concepts above will bring exponential value to the organization.

November 29, 2018 - Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale

  • Julie Rovner Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Chief Washington Correspondent Kaiser Health News

    Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of the all-women panelist podcast, KHN’s “What the Health?”

    Prior to joining KHN in 2014, she spent 15 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, specializing in the politics of health care. Rovner served as NPR's lead correspondent covering the passage and implementation of the 2010 health overhaul bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    A noted expert on health policy issues, Rovner is the author of a critically-praised reference book Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z. Rovner is also co-author of the book Managed Care Strategies 1997, and has contributed to several other books, including two chapters in Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Policy, edited by political scientists Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann.

    In 2005, Rovner was awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress for her coverage of the passage of the Medicare prescription drug law and its aftermath.

    Rovner has appeared on television on the PBS NewsHour, CNN, C-Span, MSNBC, and NOW with Bill Moyers. Her articles have appeared in dozens of national newspapers and magazines, including The Washington PostUSA Today, Modern Maturity, and The Saturday Evening Post.

    Prior to NPR, Rovner covered health for National Journal’s CongressDaily and before that for the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, specializing in health care financing, abortion, welfare, and disability issues. She has been a regular contributor to the British medical journal The Lancet, and her columns on patients' rights for the magazine Business and Health won her a share of the 1999 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award.

    Rovner has a degree in political science from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

December 06, 2018

  • Kate Walsh, BA (’77), MPH (‘79) President and CEO, Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health System

    Kate WalshKate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, with annual operating revenue of $3.0 billion. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 496 bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 5400 employees and 1,200 physicians. The BMC health system also includes the BMC HealthNet Plan, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 300,000 members and Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of 13 community health centers throughout Boston.

    Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital in positions including senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center. Prior to her tenure at Mass General, she held positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

    Ms. Walsh received her bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is a member of the Boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, Navigant Consulting, Pine Street Inn, Yale University, and the Greater Boston YMCA Board of Overseers. 

January 24, 2019

  • Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP Internist, New York-Presyterian Hospital Researcher, Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research Contributor, NY Times

    Speaker biography to come.  

January 31, 2019

  • David M. Senior, MPH (’92) Senior Vice President, Market Economics, AmerisourceBergen

    David Senior has served as a senior executive at AmerisourceBergen for 19 years, in leadership roles spanning strategy, finance and public policy. In 2000, Mr. Senior joined the former Amerisource, a $10 billion revenue company, and spent the next 12 years as SVP Strategy and Corporate Development. During this time, he led more than 30 acquisitions, focused on expansion and diversification within the pharmaceutical services space. In 2012, Mr. Senior moved into an operating role, leading the Finance function for the sourcing and distribution group of companies, with revenues of more than $150 billion. In 2018, he took on a newly created role as SVP Market Economics. In this capacity, Mr. Senior leads the development of future economic business models for pharmaceutical distribution, working closely with internal groups including business units, strategy, finance, global sourcing and government affairs teams, and outside stakeholders including other channel participants, industry associations and policymakers. Mr. Senior serves as AmerisourceBergen’s point person in all topics pertaining to Drug Pricing reform.
    Mr. Senior has a wide range of experience across the healthcare marketplace. Prior to joining his current organization, Mr. Senior worked for eight years as a healthcare strategy management consultant, working within sectors including hospitals, physician groups, managed care, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Senior received his M.P.H. degree from Yale University in 1992 and his bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University in 1989.
    AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work—and powered by our 21,000 associates—we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the Fortune 500, with more than $160 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at

February 14, 2019

  • Helen Burstin, MD, MPH Executive Vice President and CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) which represents 43-member specialty societies with collective membership of almost 800,000 U.S. physician members.  CMSS works to support and strengthen specialty societies and catalyzes improvement through convening, collaboration, collective voice and action across specialties. CMSS also provides a proactive platform to assess and address emerging and critical issues across specialty societies that influence the future of healthcare and the patients we serve.

    Dr. Burstin formerly served as Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit membership organization that works to catalyze healthcare improvement through quality measurement and reporting. In her role, she was responsible for advancing the science of quality measurement and improvement. She is widely recognized for her work in patient-reported outcomes, risk adjustment, disparities, and patient safety. Prior to joining NQF, Dr. Burstin was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She led the development of the first National Healthcare Disparities Report and the use of practice-based research networks. She provided oversight to the US Preventive Services Task Force. Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Burstin was Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She was selected as a Baldrige Executive Fellow in 2016.  Dr. Burstin is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on quality, safety and disparities. Dr. Burstin has served on expert panels and steering committees for the US Department of Health and Human Services, including Chair of the Quality Measures Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee, National Quality Forum, and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Burstin is a member of the AcademyHealth board of directors.

    Dr. Burstin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She spent a year in Washington, DC as National President of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Burstin completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. After residency, she completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  She is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University where she serves as a preceptor in internal medicine.  She was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Voluntary Attending Award from the George Washington School of Medicine. 

February 21, 2019

  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

    From January 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Emanuel served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council where he had a major role in shaping the Affordable Care Act.  Prior to that he was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 to August of 2011.

    Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University.  He has published over 300 articles on health care reform, research ethics and end of life care. Dr. Emanuel is the most widely cited bioethicist.

    He has also authored or edited 12 books.  His most recent book, Prescription for the Future, identifies standout medical organizations that have achieved higher-quality, more patient-focused, and lower-cost care, and from their examples distills twelve transformational practices that could transform the entire healthcare sector. He is working on a book entitled Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care System?

    Dr. Emanuel also serves as a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT in addition to serving as contributor for the New York Times and CNN. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Medicine.  He is a 2018 recipient of the Dan David Prize in the category of Bioethics, an honor recognizing innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.

March 28, 2019

  • Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, MPH (’97) Chief Executive Officer University of Virginia Health System

    Appointed in July 2014, Pamela Sutton-Wallace currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The UVA Medical Center is a nationally-recognized academic medical center which includes 612 inpatient beds, Level 1 trauma center, the UVA Children’s Hospital and more than 100 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Commonwealth with greater than 1 million visits annually.  Ranked as the #1 hospital in Virginia by US News & World Report, the medical center has received several national designations and recognitions for adult and pediatric specialties. 

    Prior to joining UVA, Pam served as Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations of Duke University Hospital in Durham North Carolina.  During her 17 year tenure at Duke, she served in several leadership positions including:  Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Services, Vice President for Perioperative Services and Chief of Staff for the Chancellor for Health Affairs.  In addition to her tenure with Duke University Health System, Pam has a diverse health care background with experience in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries with Pfizer and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, respectively.

    Pam serves on several professional and community boards including the America’s Essential Hospitals, American Hospital Association Region 3 Policy Board, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

    Pam received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and African-American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  She later graduated from Yale University with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, completing her thesis with distinction. 

    A nationally recognized speaker in health care, Pam has received recent accolades:

    • Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare 2019”
    • Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Health Executives in Healthcare 2018” and “Top 10 Minorities to Watch 2016”
    • Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 50 African-Americans in Healthcare 2019 and 2018
    • Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health on the Winslow Centennial Honor Roll for Excellence and Service 2016
    • award recipient of “Top Blacks in Healthcare
    • Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 10 Women in Healthcare

    Pam is married to Maurice O. Wallace PhD, associate professor of English at the University of Virginia.  Together, they are proudly raising two brilliant daughters, Sage (19), a second year student at UVA, and Amaya (18), a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. Pam enjoys speaking, mentoring and encouraging the next generation of leadership, especially women.

April 25, 2019

  • Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Partners in Health Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    Gary Gottlieb is CEO of Partners In Health, a global NGO providing a preferential option for the poor in health care in severely resource constrained settings. He assumed this role after serving on the PIH Board of Directors for a decade. He is professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He also serves as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

    From 2010 until February of 2015, Dr. Gottlieb served as CEO of Partners HealthCare, the parent of the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, the largest health care delivery organization in New England and among the largest biomedical research and training enterprises in the US. From 2002-2009, he was president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also served as President of North Shore Medical Center and as Chair of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health System.

    Prior to coming to Boston, Dr. Gottlieb spent 15 years in positions of increasing leadership in health care in Philadelphia. He established the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center’s first program in geriatric psychiatry and developed it into a nationally recognized research, training, and clinical program. He served as executive vice-chair of psychiatry and associate dean for managed care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and as director and CEO of Friends Hospital, the nation’s first freestanding psychiatric hospital.

    Dr. Gottlieb received a B.Sc. cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.D. from Albany Medical College in a six-year accelerated program and he completed a psychiatry residency at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Penn, he earned an M.B.A. with distinction from Wharton.