Dr. Thomas Lee is Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, and an internist and cardiologist, who practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a Professor of Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining Press Ganey, he served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System and CEO for Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Geisinger Health Plan. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Health Leads; the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College; the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) of the Veterans Administration; and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine.
He is the author of more than 260 academic articles and three books, Chaos and Organization in Health Care, Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine, and An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare.
Named in his honor, the Thomas H. Lee Award for Excellence in Primary Care is given each year to recognize a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who meets the needs of his or her patients exceptionally well.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard College, a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives in Milton, Mass., with his wife, Dr. Soheyla Gharib, who is Chief of Medicine at Harvard University Health Services. The couple has three daughters.
Interview by Amy Merlino & Thomas H. Lee
Will those who recall the lost art of paper prescriptions contribute, or gracefully bow out, to technology?
Implementing social incentives and peer support could face opposition over concerns about patient confidentiality. How can we overcome that?
In health care leadership training, behavior and active day-to-day learning opportunities are just as important as values.
Article by Thomas H. Lee & Laura S. Kaiser
Drug companies must join providers, payers, and patients in seeing themselves as stakeholders.
If you’re doing the same thing as everyone else, the same way, you’re ultimately competing on price.
Article by Ziad Obermeyer & Thomas H. Lee
It’s ironic that just when clinicians feel that there’s no time in their daily routines for thinking, the need for deep thinking is more urgent than ever.
Creating sustained change comes from a leader who does more than just inspire.
Clip by Thomas H. Lee & Katherine Baicker
How large is the influence of government policy in benefit design?
Article by Ceci Connolly & Thomas H. Lee
When we say “committed,” we mean “in it for the long haul.”