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Brigham and Women's Hospital Leadership

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA

President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham

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Administrative Leadership

Erik K. Alexander, MD
Vice President, Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Paul J. Anderson, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Research and Education; Interim Chief Academic Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lindsey Baden, MD
Vice President of Clinical Research

Giles W. Boland, MD
President, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Kerry Damon, MS
Vice President, Human Resources

Sonali Desai, MD, MPH
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Quality

Katie Fillipon, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer; Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Oncology

Sonal Gandhi, MUP
Vice President, Real Estate, Planning and Construction

Kevin Giordano, MBA
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services; Interim Chief Operating Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Interim President and Chief Operating Officer, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Sheila Harris
Vice President, Patient Access Services

Anita Holbrook
Vice President, Human Resources/Operational Excellence for Nursing and Patient Care Services

Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Bernard Jones, EdM
Interim Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS
Vice President; Chief Information Officer; Digital Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Christina A. Lundquist, MHS
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Real Estate and Facility Operations

Mallika Mendu, MD, MBA
Vice President, Clinical Operations and Care Continuum

Daniel Morash, MBA
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance

Allison Moriarty, MPA
Senior Vice President, Research Planning & Operations and Innovation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Charles Morris, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ethan Parten, DHS, MBA
Vice President, Peri-Procedural Services

Madelyn Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cynthia Peterson, MBA
Vice President, Regional Ambulatory Operations and Business Development, Brigham and Women's Hospital

George Player, CPE, FMA
Vice President, Facilities and Operations, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Susan Rapple, EdM
Senior Vice President; Chief Development Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Samantha Rowley
Vice President, Perioperative Services

Scott Schissel, MD, PhD
Associate Chief Medical Officer and VP of Medical Affairs for Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Lori J. Schroth
Vice President, Strategic Communication

Julia Sinclair, MBA
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Paula Squires, MDA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Melinda Upton, MS
Vice President, Network Development, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Tom Walsh, MBA
Vice President, Inpatient Operations and Analytics, Planning, Strategy and Improvement

Clinical & Research Department Leadership

Nawal Nour, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

James Brink, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology

Ennio A. Chiocca, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Helen A. Christou, MD
Interim Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

Jon Christopher Aster, MD, PhD
Interim Chair, Department of Pathology

Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

James D. Kang, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Adam S. Kibel, MD
Chair, Department of Urology

Thomas S. Kupper, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology

Bruce Levy, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine

James P. Rathmell, MD, MS
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Neurology

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Joanne Wolfe, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Ross D. Zafonte, DO
Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, President of Spaulding Rehabilitation

Board of Trustees


  • Giles Boland, MD, FACR
  • Miceal Chamberlain
  • John Connaughton
  • Zara Cooper, MD
  • Megan Craigen
  • Gerard M. Doherty, MD
  • Deborah C. Enos
  • Anne Finucane, Vice Chair
  • John Fish, Chair
  • Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
  • Karen Hale
  • Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA
  • Linda Hill
  • Albert A. Holman III
  • Robert Huckman, PhD
  • Karen Kaplan
  • Steven M. Kaye
  • Josh Kraft
  • Josie Martinez
  • Nawal Nour, MD, MPH
  • Mark Nunnelly
  • James Taiclet
  • Lanny Thorndike, Vice Chair
  • Martin J. Walsh
  • Pratt Wiley
  • Gwill E. York, Vice Chair

Honorary Trustees

  • Michael A. Bell
  • Jack Connors Jr.
  • Gretchen S. Fish
  • Marshall Moriarty, Esq.
  • Neil W. Wallace