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2012 We Are Boston Leadership Awardee Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the 2012 We Are Boston Gala Planning Committee is proud to honor Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb for his outstanding contributions.

Gary L. Gottlieb, M.D., M.B.A., is the President and CEO of Partners HealthCare. Dr. Gottlieb is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He served as president of Brigham and Women’s/ Faulkner Hospitals, as president of North Shore Medical Center and as chairman of Partners Psychiatry.

Prior to joining Partners HealthCare, Dr. Gottlieb spent 15 years in positions of increasing leadership in health care. He attended the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. Through that program, he earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction in Health Care Administration from Penn’s Wharton Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Gottlieb went on to establish Penn Medical Center’s first program in geriatric psychiatry and developed it into a nationally recognized research, training and clinical program. He rose to become Executive Vice-Chair and Interim Chair of Penn’s Department of Psychiatry and the Health System’s Associate Dean for Managed Care. Later, Dr. Gottlieb became the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest freestanding psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Gottlieb received his Bachelor of Science cum laude from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Doctor of Medicine from the Albany Medical College of Union University. He completed his internship and residency and served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center.

As a recognized community leader in Boston, Dr. Gottlieb focuses his attention on workforce development and disparities in health care. He was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino as Chairman of the Private Industry Council, the City’s workforce development board, which partners with education, labor, higher education, the community and government, to provide oversight and leadership to public and private workforce development programs, and he served as co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities. He also serves on the boards of Partners In Health and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.