Dr. Gary Gottlieb, President & CEO of Partners Healthcare
Gary L. Gottlieb, M.D., M.B.A., serves as President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, assuming the position on January 4, 2010. Dr. Gottlieb comes to this role with a deep and rich history with Partners. He served as President of Brigham and Women’s/ Faulkner Hospitals since March of 2002. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Gottlieb was recruited by Partners to become the first chairman of Partners Psychiatry in 1998 and he served in that capacity through 2005. In 2000, he added the role of President of the North Shore Medical Center where he served until early 2002.
Prior to coming to Boston, Dr. Gottlieb spent 15 years in positions of increasing leadership in health care in Philadelphia. In 1983, he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Through that program, he earned an M.B.A with Distinction in Health Care Administration from Penn’s Wharton Graduate School of Business Administration. He credits the program with building a foundation of interest in health policy, management and academic leadership.
Dr. Gottlieb went on to establish Penn Medical Center’s first program in geriatric psychiatry and developed it into a nationally recognized research, training and clinical program. Dr. Gottlieb rose to become Executive Vice-Chair and Interim Chair of Penn’s Department of Psychiatry and the Health System’s Associate Dean for Managed Care. In 1994, he became Director and Chief Executive Officer of Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest, independent, freestanding psychiatric hospital.
In addition to his noteworthy academic, clinical and management record, Dr. Gottlieb has published extensively in geriatric psychiatry and health care policy. He is a past President of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Gottlieb received his BS cum laude from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.D. from the Albany Medical College of Union University in a six-year accelerated biomedical program. He completed his internship and residency and served as Chief Resident at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center.
Now, as a recognized community leader in Boston, Dr. Gottlieb also focuses his attention on workforce development and disparities in health care. He was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino as Chairman of the Private Industry Council, the City’s workforce development board, which partners with education, labor, higher education, the community and government, to provide oversight and leadership to public and private workforce development programs. In 2004-2005, he served as co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities.
Dr. Gottlieb believes Partners HealthCare mission is its compass – to inspire, to nurture, to challenge the best and the brightest to step forward and care for the sickest and neediest in our community and around world.
Dr. Susan Hockfield, President of MIT
Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since December 2004. A noted neuroscientist whose research has focused on the development of the brain, Dr. Hockfield is the first life scientist to lead MIT and holds a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience in the Institute's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
Before assuming the presidency of MIT, Dr. Hockfield was the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology and provost at Yale University. She joined the Yale faculty in 1985 and was named full professor in 1994.Dr. Hockfield's research has focused on the development of the brain and on glioma, a deadly kind of brain cancer. She pioneered the use of monoclonal antibody technology in brain research, leading to her discovery of a protein that regulates changes in neuronal structure as a result of an animal's experience in early life. More recently she discovered a gene and its family of protein products that play a critical role in the spread of cancer in the brain and may represent new therapeutic targets for glioma.
Dr. Hockfield earned her B.A. in biology from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, while carrying out her dissertation research in neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco in 1979-80, and then joined the scientific staff at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York in 1980. She served as director of the Laboratory's Summer Neurobiology Program from 1985 to 1997, concurrent with her teaching post at Yale, and more recently as a trustee of the laboratory.
Governor Deval Patrick
Governor Deval Patrick is the 71st and current Governor of Massachusetts. A member of the Democratic Party, Patrick served as an Assistant United States Attorney General under President Bill Clinton. He is the state's first African American governor and the second African American to be elected governor of any US state.
Born and raised in Chicago, Patrick won a scholarship to Milton Academy in Massachusetts in the eighth grade. He went on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. After graduating he practiced law with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He later joined a Boston law firm, where he was named a partner at the age of 34. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Patrick Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where he worked on issues including racial profiling and police misconduct. Patrick returned to Boston in 1997 to work in private law. In the following years he worked as general counsel for Texaco in New York City and Coca-Cola in Atlanta, which were both facing large racial discrimination settlements.
Patrick won the Democratic primary against veteran politicians Thomas Reilly and Chris Gabrielli. He went on to defeat Republican Lieutanent Governor Kerry Healey in the general election, and was inaugurated in January 2007. In his first term, Patrick oversaw the implementation of the state's 2006 health care reform program which had been enacted under Mitt Romney, increased funding to education and life sciences, won a federal Race to the Top education grant, passed an overhaul of state transportation industries to create the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and increased the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25%. Under Patrick, Massachusetts joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and greatly expanded services to veterans.
David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
David Schmittlein joined the MIT Sloan School of Management as John C Head III Dean in October, 2007. His focus, since arriving on campus, has been to broaden MIT Sloan's global visibility, work with the faculty to create new high-quality management education programs, develop enhanced educational opportunities for current students, and to develop and disseminate business knowledge that has impact and will stand the test of time. He has also reached out to the many members of MIT's alumni community to gain their valuable insights on MIT Sloan and management education. Prior to his appointment at MIT Sloan, Dean Schmittlein served on the faculty at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2007. While at Wharton, he was the Ira A. Lipman Professor and Professor of Marketing. He also served as Interim Dean during July 2007 and as Deputy Dean from 2000-2007. In addition, he was chair of the editorial board for Wharton School Publishing. Dean Schmittlein received a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Business from Columbia University and B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Brown University. His research assesses marketing processes and develops methods for improving marketing decisions. He is widely regarded for his work estimating the impact of a firm's marketing actions, designing market and survey research, and creating effective communication strategies.
Dr. Schmittlein has served as a consultant on these issues for numerous firms, e.g. American Express, American Home Products, AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Boston Scientific, Ford Motor Company, Gianni Versace S.p.A., Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Revlon, Siebe PLC, The Oakland Raiders, The Quaker Oats Co., and Time Warner. He has over forty publications, most in leading journals in Marketing, Management, Economics and Statistics. He has been an area editor for Marketing Science and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Letters and Marketing Science.
Dr. Schmittlein serves on the International Advisory Board for Groupe HEC, on the Academic Advisory Board for the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), the International Advisory Council of the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, and the Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Marketing and Branding. He has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo University, and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Washington University's John M. Olin School of Business. He has received awards for his research, his editorial work, and his teaching. His observations and research have been cited often in the popular press, including Advertising Age, Business 2.0, Business Week, China.com, Computerworld, Fortune, NPR's Marketplace, People's Daily Online, Reuters, The ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.
Dr. Jack Cochran, Executive Director, The Permanente Federation
Jack Cochran, MD, FACS, is the executive director of The Permanente Federation, headquartered in Oakland, Calif. The Permanente Federation represents the national interests of the regional Permanente Medical Groups, which employ approximately 16,000 physicians who care for 8.8 million Kaiser Permanente members. Kaiser Permanente is composed of the Permanente Medical Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Prior to his appointment to The Permanente Federation in October 2007, Dr. Cochran served as executive medical director, president, and chairman of the board of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group for Kaiser Permanente. He began his career with CPMG in 1990 as the chief of plastic surgery and founder of the plastic surgery department. Dr. Cochran began his medical career in clinical and private practice in Denver, Colo. He went on to serve at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital as chief of plastic surgery, chair of Surgical Services, and president of medical staff, and at Exempla Healthcare as a board member and chairman of its Quality Committee.
Dr. Cochran serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association, the board of directors of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, and the UCSF Global Health Group Advisory Board. For more than 20 years, he has volunteered his reconstructive surgery and consulting services in developing countries, aiding underserved populations in Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ecuador, Tanzania, and Nepal. Dr. Cochran is also a past president of the Consortium for Community Centered Comprehensive Child Care (C6), a foundation that has built hospitals in East Africa. He is a vocal advocate for nurses and oversees the Lois and John Cochran Education Award, an annual scholarship given to oncology nurses at the Lutheran Medical Center in Denver.
Dr. Cochran earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado and served residencies at Stanford University Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital. He is board certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas Kochan is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Kochan focuses on the need to update America’s work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy. His recent work calls attention to the challenges facing working families in meeting their responsibilities at work, at home, and in their communities. Through empirical research, he demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor-management relations are needed to address America’s critical problems in industries ranging from healthcare to airlines to manufacturing. His most recent book is entitled, Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families’ Agenda for America (MIT Press, September 2005).
Kochan holds a BBA in personnel management as well as an MS and a PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin.
Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Retsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management and an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Levi’s current research is focused on the design and performance analysis of efficient algorithms for fundamental stochastic and deterministic optimization models that arise in the context of supply chains, revenue management, logistics, and healthcare. These fundamental, multistage stochastic models are typically difficult to solve optimally, both theoretically and in practice. Hence, it is important to develop efficient heuristics that provide provably near-optimal policies for these hard models. Levi has a special interest in cost-balancing techniques, data-driven (sampling-based) algorithms, and modern linear programming-based approximation techniques applied to models in the above domains. In addition, he is interested in stochastic and combinatorial optimization and mathematical programming in their broad definition, especially in their intersection with problems that arise in the context of real-life applications. Levi is affiliated with MIT’s Master of Science Program in Computation for Design and Optimization.
He was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and served for about 12 years as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2005, he received the Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Levi holds a BS in mathematics from Tel-Aviv University and a PhD in operations research from Cornell University.
Ann Prestipino, SVP, Surgical and Anesthesia Services and Clinical Business Development, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ann L. Prestipino currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Surgical and Anesthesia Services and Clinical Business Development at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) located in Boston, Massachusetts. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Biology in from Brown University and a Masters in Public Health Degree from Yale University. She began working at MGH during the 1980’s and has been there ever since. She began her career as the Assistant to the Director of Operations, moving on to the Administrative Director for Emergency Services and then becoming the Director of Patient Services. In 1989 Ann was promoted to the position of Assistant General Director for Surgical and Anesthesia Services and in 1992 became Vice President for these areas.
In 2001 she was promoted to Senior Vice President. In her current role Ann is directly responsible for all administrative and financial aspects including the clinical, educational and research programs in the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia and Critical Care and Pain Management, Orthopedics, Emergency Services, Urology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. In addition, she serves as the senior executive responsible for the MGH Heart Center and the MGH Vascular Center and serves as the co-leader of the Partners Cardiac Executive Committee. She recently has been asked to develop the clinical business development function for the MGH/MGPO and to work with CIMIT, the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, a joint program between the MGH, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MIT and Draper Laboratories. She serves as Senior Advisor to the Partners Emergency Preparedness Committee and chairs the MGH Emergency Preparedness Committee. She sits on a wide number of committees involved in both the overall administration of the hospital and the physician organization. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of Boston MedFlight, a current member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Medical Simulation, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and a member of the American Public Health Association and the American College of Health Care Executives.
Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kevin Tabb, MD, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since October 2011. Tabb previously served as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Stanford, CA.
As the CMO at Stanford, Tabb had broad strategic and operational responsibilities, which included physician network strategy; clinical quality and patient safety initiatives; regulatory and medical staff affairs; and graduate and continuing medical education. He was previously chief quality and medical information officer at Stanford, where he oversaw primary care, outreach clinics and the Stanford Cancer Center. Prior to joining Stanford, Tabb led the Clinical Data Services division of GE Healthcare IT.
Tabb received his MD from Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as his undergraduate degree from Hebrew University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Hospital. Raised in Berkeley, CA, Tabb emigrated to Israel at the age of 18 and served in the Israel Defense Forces, the country’s military service.
Jay Levine of ECG Management Consultants
Jay is the founder of ECG’s Boston office and served as its Director and Vice President from 1989 to 2003. Jay, an ECG consultant since 1982, has provided expertise to healthcare industry leaders and the senior executives of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and faculty practice plans throughout the United States for over 25 years. He holds a master of science degree in health planning and administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Certified Management Consultant.