Here’s the press release – more to come…
BOSTON (Oct. 24, 2014)—Partners In Health announced today that it will name Dr. Gary Gottlieb as the organization’s next CEO, effective July 1, 2015. Gottlieb, currently the president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, was recruited by Partners In Health to assume the role long held by Ophelia Dahl. Last May, Dahl announced she would step down as executive director but would remain deeply involved in the organization’s work and serve as chair of the board.
Dahl has led Partners In Health since 2000, an organization she co-founded in 1987 with Dr. Paul Farmer, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Todd McCormack, and Tom White. Over the past three decades, Partners In Health has grown from a rural clinic in Cange, Haiti, to a leading global health organization delivering high-quality health care on four continents.
“I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than being involved in a mission that links social justice and health care,” said Dahl. “Together we have taken significant steps to improve access to health care in poor communities around the world. But there is more work to do to leverage service with research and teaching, and that is why I am thrilled Gary Gottlieb will take the helm of the organization. Gary brings a passion for social justice and vast experience in the health care field. I look forward to working closely with Gary toward advancing our mission and amplifying our impact across all the places we work.”
Gary Gottlieb has served as president and CEO of Partners HealthCare since 2010. Throughout his career, Gottlieb has focused on disparities in health care and been an active member on Partners In Health’s Board of Governors for nearly a decade. By joining Partners In Health as CEO, Gottlieb will have the opportunity to continue this work as a champion for social justice and access to health care in a full-time capacity.
“Expanding and improving access to health care has been the most challenging and important work of my life,” said Gottlieb. “I’m eager to take on this inspiring role to tackle global health issues with Partners In Health. There is still much work to do to bring high-quality health care to poor and marginalized communities across the globe. I’m honored to join this top-notch team, and humbled by the challenge.” Continue reading