University of Vermont

University Communications

Partners Healthcare CEO Lee Presents at VT Medical Society Health System Conference

Thomas Lee, M.D.
Thomas Lee, M.D., M.Sc., Network President of Partners Healthcare System, CEO of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of health policy management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation and the University of Vermont College of Medicine presented a Physician Leadership Conference, titled "Making Vermont a High Performance Health System," with Fletcher Allen Health Care, The Physicians Foundation, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and Vermont Ethics Network. The event took place on September 22, 2012 in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Medical Building on the UVM College of Medicine campus.

The conference’s featured speaker was Thomas Lee, M.D., M.Sc., Network President of Partners Healthcare System, CEO of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of health policy management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He delivered a lecture on “Physician Leadership in Reorganizing the Delivery System.” Lee, an internist and cardiologist, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and master of science in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., is the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to becoming CEO for Partners Community Healthcare in 2004, he served for nine years as its chief medical officer. His research interests include risk stratification and optimal management strategies for common cardiovascular problems and improvement of quality of care, with a particular focus on critical pathways, guideline development and implementation, and managed care. Lee is co-chair of the Committee for Performance Measures of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and has been the chairman of NCQA's Cardiovascular Measurement Advisory Panel since 1996. He is a member of the board of Bridges to Excellence and a director of the Geisinger Health System Foundation. He is the editor-in-chief for The Harvard Heart Letter and associate editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Learn more about the conference.