Brigham and Women’s Hospital Leadership

An esteemed group of medical, business, and philanthropic leaders guide the Brigham’s operations to fulfill the hospital’s mission to provide comprehensive care, push the boundaries of discovery, and train future medical leaders—all to serve patients and families in our local and global communities.


Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA
President, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham

Administrative Leadership

Erik K. Alexander, MD
Vice President, Education

Paul J. Anderson, MD, PhD
Chief Academic Officer, Mass General Brigham
Interim Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President, Research

Lindsey Baden, MD
Vice President of Clinical Research

Giles W.L. Boland, MD, FACR
President, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization
Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham

Kerry Damon, MS
Vice President, Human Resources

Sonali Desai, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President; Chief Quality Officer

Katie Fillipon, MS, RN, OCN, FNP-BC
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer; Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Oncology and Medicine

Karen Fiumara, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Vice President for Patient Safety, Department of Quality and Safety

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

Kevin Giordano, MBA, FACHE
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

Chris Gilligan, MD, MBA
Associate Chief Medical Officer

Sheila Harris
Vice President, Patient Access Services

Michael Healey
Associate Chief Medical Officer

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

Bernard Jones, EdM
Vice President, Clinical Services

Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS
Vice President; Chief Information Officer; Digital Innovation Officer

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

Charles A. Morris, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

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

Cynthia Peterson, MBA
Vice President, Regional Ambulatory Services

Claire-Cecile Pierre, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Community Health

George Player, CPE, FMA
Vice President, Facilities and Operations

Susan Rapple, EdM
Senior Vice President; Chief Development Officer

Samantha Rowley, BSN, RN
Vice President, Perioperative Services

Scott Schissel, MD, PhD
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Lori J. Schroth
Vice President, Strategic Communication

Julia Sinclair, MBA
Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Paula Squires, MDA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Melinda Upton, MS
Vice President, Network Development

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

Clinical & Research Department Leadership

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

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Neurology

James Brink, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology

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

Helen A. Christou, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

James D. Kang, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adam S. Kibel, MD
Chair, Department of Urology

Thomas S. Kupper, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology

Bruce Levy, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine

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

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

David Silbersweig, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

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 Chamberlin
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


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

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