Kathleen Walsh, MPH

Kate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, with annual operating revenue of $2.8 billion. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 567-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 5,400 employees and 750 physicians. The BMC health system also includes the BMC HealthNet Plan, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 300,000 members and Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of 14 community health centers throughout Boston.

Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women's Hospital. She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital in positions including senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center. Prior to her tenure at Mass General, she held positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Ms. Walsh received her bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is a member of the Boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, Pine Street Inn, Dean’s Council of the Yale University School of Medicine, and the Greater Boston YMCA Board of Overseers.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

2014 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Health, Education and the Arts
2013 Emmanuel College: Honorary Degree recipient/Commencement Speaker
2013 Boston Visiting Nurse Association: Heroes in Health Care Award
2011 Mattapan Community Health Center: Community Health Pinnacle Award

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  1. Gaeta JM, De Las Nueces D, Munson DG, Barocas JA, Walsh KE. Case 21-2020: A 66-Year-Old Homeless Man with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 09; 383(2):170-178.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32579806; PMCID: PMC7328661; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcpc2002421;

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NPR 12/15/2020

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The Grio 12/15/2020

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The Hill 12/15/2020

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MassLive 12/15/2020

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Newsweek 12/15/2020

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