Seasoned academic leader and hospital executive Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, has been chosen to succeed Jeffrey Otten, as president of BWH. In November, Otten announced his intention to step down after nearly nine years at the hospital. Gottlieb’s appointment is effective on March 1.
“I consider it a great honor to serve as the next president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” said Gottlieb. “As one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers, I am well aware of the enormous impact that our physicians, nurses, researchers and employees can have on the health and well being of all people in Boston and throughout the world. ”
In addition to serving as president of BWH, Gottlieb will serve as president of Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals (BW/F) and as a member of the BWH and BW/F Boards of Trustees.
“I am confident that Gary will continue BWH’s deep commitment to quality patient care, research and academic excellence, while maintaining unwavering support for the community we serve,” said Michael Bell, chairman of BWH’s Board of Trustees.Gottlieb currently serves as the chairman of the Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health System and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. From 2000 to 2001, Gottlieb served as president of Partners-affiliated North Shore Medical Center.
A noted administrator, teacher and academic leader, Gottlieb is widely regarded as a national expert on geriatric psychiatry. Previously, Gottlieb served as executive vice chair and interim chair of Psychiatry and associate dean for Managed Care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Just prior to relocating to Boston, he was director and chief executive officer of Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation’s first freestanding not-for-profit psychiatric hospital.