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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Thomas H. Lee Jr., MD

Thomas H. Lee Jr., MD, MSc, became a member of the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in December 2005. Dr. Lee serves as a member on the Governance and Quality committees of the board. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors in December 2015 and has been serving as a director since September 2006.

Dr. Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty cardiology. As of July 2013, Dr. Lee became chief medical officer for Press Ganey, the market leader in measurement of patient experience for United States hospitals and ambulatory care providers. Before that, he served as network president for Partners Healthcare System, the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a part-time professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Medical Association, the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Administration and the Panel of Health Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office.

Dr. Lee has held national leadership roles in defining and measuring quality of care, including serving on the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from 2008 to 2010 and the Committee on Performance Management of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which develops the widely-used HEDIS measures, where he served as co-chair from 2002 to 2009. He is the author of more than 300 publications and several books, including An Epidemic of Empathy, Chaos and Organization in Healthcare, and Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine.

Dr. Lee resides in Milton, Mass., with his wife Soheyla Gharib, MD.
Thomas Lee Jr., MD, member of Geisinger Health Board of Directors.
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