Thought Leader, Leadership

Steven Strongwater, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Atrius Health


As President and CEO of Atrius Health, Dr. Steven Strongwater, MD, leads 6,800 employees serving 675,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts with coordinated medical care, home health, and hospice.

Previously, Dr. Strongwater served as Geisinger Health System’s Chief Transformation Officer, providing leadership for transformation by implementing new models of care and developing strategies and tactics to improve quality, patient experience, value, and care. Within 2 years, more than $90 million of improvement were identified and novel predictive models introduced.

Dr. Strongwater also served as Assistant Chancellor at UMass Medical Center, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and as Chief of Staff and Chief Executive Officer at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Dr. Strongwater is a frequent speaker on population health, value-based care, and returning joy to the practice of medicine. He also serves on several regional and national boards including the Mass Digital Health Council, IBM Watson Advisory Board, and Janssen Healthcare Innovators Council, among others.

He completed his undergraduate medical education at Upstate Medical Center and a research fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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