Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc
Editorial Board, NEJM; Leadership Board Founder, NEJM Catalyst;
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
Bio: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, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors. 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, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dr. Soheyla Gharib, who is Chief of Medicine at Harvard University Health Services. The couple has three daughters.
Anna M. Roth, RN, MPH
Contra Costa Health Services
Bio:Anna Roth has spent her entire career working to ensure vulnerable populations have access to critical resources like health care, food, and housing. Appointed as the Director of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) in 2018, she continues to pursue that passion, overseeing more than 4,400 employees to protect and promote the health of all of the county’s nearly 1 million residents regardless of income, race, location, or existing health conditions. As director of CCHS, Roth is responsible for the largest department of county government in Contra Costa, with an annual budget of $1.8 billion. In addition to providing primary, specialty, and inpatient medical care at its state-of-the-art medical center and 11 clinics including detention health services, CCHS also oversees mental health services, substance abuse treatment, public health programs, environmental health protection, hazardous materials response, and inspection and emergency medical services, as well as a county-operated health maintenance organization, the Contra Costa Health Plan. Prior to assuming the director role, Roth had served as Chief Executive Officer of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers for 9 years. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Master in Public Health from Harvard University. She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of health care experience and is an Institute for Healthcare Improvement Quality Improvement Fellow. Roth is a renowned leader in system redesign and innovation and a strong advocate for the inclusion of patients, families, and the community as full partners in the delivery of health services.
Robert Pearl, MD
Executive Director and CEO
The Permanente Medical Group