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Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA

Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA

Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

Member of CHIBE's External Advisory Board


Gary Gottlieb is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

From 2015-2019, he served as CEO of Partners In Health, a global NGO providing a preferential option for the poor in health care in severely resource constrained settings. He assumed this role after serving on the PIH Board of Directors for a decade. From 2010 until February of 2015, Dr. Gottlieb was the CEO of Partners HealthCare (now MassGeneral Brigham), the parent of the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, the largest health care delivery organization in New England and among the largest biomedical research and training enterprises in the US. From 2002-2009, he was President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Previously, he served as President of North Shore Medical Center and as Chair of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health System.

Dr. Gottlieb served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 2012-2016 and as its chair from 2016-2018. From 2006-2016, he was Chair of the Boston Private Industry Council, the workforce board of the City of Boston.

Prior to coming to Boston, Dr. Gottlieb spent 15 years in positions of increasing leadership in health care in Philadelphia. He established the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center’s first program in geriatric psychiatry and developed it into a nationally recognized research, training, and clinical program. He served as executive vice-chair of psychiatry and associate dean for managed care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and as director and CEO of Friends Hospital, the nation’s first freestanding psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently an Executive Partner at Flare Capital Partners, a Boston venture firm investing in early stage health related technology companies. In addition to being a director at OneMind, he serves on the boards of health tech firms OM1, Kyruus and CohereHealth and hospital services company Agiliti. He is a Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group.

Dr. Gottlieb received a BSc cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MD from Albany Medical College in a six-year accelerated program and he completed a psychiatry residency at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Penn, he earned an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.