Craig E. Samitt

As President and CEO of Dean Health System since 2006, Dr. Samitt leads one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the Midwest. Under Dr. Samitt’s leadership, Dean has achieved a rapid transformation of its operational and strategic performance, and through delivery of “better care at a lower cost,” has become one of the nation’s leading examples of a high-performing Accountable Care Organization.Dr. Samitt has served for over 15 years in senior leadership roles in major healthcare systems. He began his career at Harvard Community Health Plan, where he served as Chairman of Medicine and Executive Director of HCHP’s flagship site. Dr. Samitt subsequently served on the turnaround team of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as Senior Vice President. Dr. Samitt was then Chief Operating Officer at Fallon Clinic, a leading multi-specialty group practice in New England.Dr. Samitt lectures extensively about Accountable care, healthcare turnaround management, physician engagement and leadership, payment reform, and the future of healthcare. He serves as a coach and consultant for medical groups, hospitals and health plans seeking to transform their organizational performance, and currently serves as the Chair of the Group Practice Improvement Network and as Co-Chair of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Center for Accountable Care.Dr. Samitt graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree of Biology from Tufts University, received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, completed his clinical training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School.

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