Partners HealthCare names Anne Klibanski, MD, as Interim President and CEO; Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders

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The Partners HealthCare Board of Directors has named Anne Klibanski, MD, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare. Dr. Klibanski will succeed Dr. David Torchiana, who has served since March 2015 and will retire at the end of April. Earlier this month, Dr. Klibanski was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders in health care.

In her current role as Chief Academic Officer for Partners, a position she has held since 2012, Dr. Klibanski has leadership responsibilities spanning research, teaching and clinical activities. She leads multiple systemwide efforts aimed at clinical and educational collaboration and oversees the Partners research enterprise of more than $1.8 billion annually. As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Klibanski has management responsibilities for personalized medicine; Partners Clinical Trials Office; Partners Innovation which includes commercialization and licensing; research data science/digital health and research subject protection as well as graduate medical education and continuing professional development.

Dr. Klibanski is a Co-Chair of the World Medical Innovation Forum. She is also the Chief of Neuroendocrine at MGH and is recognized internationally for her high impact research in neuroendocrine disorders and pituitary tumors.

“Anne is one of our most experienced senior leaders as well as a distinguished clinician, researcher and teacher.  She has broad responsibility for many of our key missions and is a proven leader and manager of complex efforts with extensive experience overseeing large clinical and executive teams, crafting a systemwide approach to future state radiology, pathology and anesthesiology structure and investments,” said Scott Sperling, Chair of the Partners Board of Directors. “Anne will work closely with hospital presidents, clinicians, researchers and administrative leadership to guide important system-wide initiatives such as Partners 2.0.”

“We have a strong team of more than 74,000 committed employees across our system, all working to provide outstanding patient care, develop innovative health care solutions, and improve the quality of life for those living in the communities where our patients live and work,” said Dr. Klibanski. “I look forward to guiding Partners through this important transition as we chart our course for Partners’ future.”

Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare” awards recognize top women healthcare executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country and highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity and women’s advancement in healthcare.  According to Aurora Aguilar, editor, Modern Healthcare, “The executives named to this year’s Top 25 Women Leaders list exemplify how diversity results in success, both clinically and financially.”

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