Friday, October 21, 2011
Featured Physician Executive: Howard Grant, J.D., M.D.
President/CEO Lahey Clinic
A physician, attorney and health care chief executive, Howard R. Grant, JD, MD, the president and chief executive officer of Lahey Clinic, has played a vital role in influencing patient safety and superior clinical care for more than two decades at some of the nation’s most preeminent health care institutions.
At Geisinger Health System, Dr. Grant was the executive vice president and chief medical officer responsible, with his administrative colleagues, for operations and budgets for 27 clinical service lines, and physician and administrator recruitment. He was also charged with aligning clinical operations with Geisinger Health Plan, a not-for-profit insurance company.
Prior to Geisinger, Dr. Grant had a long tenure at Temple University Health System, where he served in a succession of leadership roles, including chief medical officer. He was responsible for performance improvement, risk management and patient safety; integration of clinical and operational programs across multiple facilities; and clinical leadership of case and disease management.
Dr. Grant began his medical career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and in addition to serving as a staff pediatrician, he directed quality assurance, risk management and utilization management programs. From 1992 to 1997, he served as corporate vice president for medical affairs at the Chester County Hospital.
Dr. Grant earned both his medical and law degrees from George Washington University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physician Executives, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.