Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc

Chief Clinical Officer, Partners Healthcare System

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, is the Chief Clinical Officer of the Partners Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts, responsible for overall direction, operations, and management of system aspects of healthcare delivery throughout the Partners Healthcare delivery system.

Before returning to the Partners system Dr Meyer served as the Chief Clinical Officer and Executive Vice-President for Population Health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Paul B. Batalden Professor and Chair at the Geisel School of Medicine.  There he provided clinical leadership to Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s efforts to create a sustainable health system to serve northern New England and serve as a national model.

Prior to coming to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Meyer served as Senior Vice President for the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.  A national leader in the area of quality and safety, Dr. Meyer led the multi-faceted efforts of the MGH/MGPO in quality and safety.  He also led the care redesign efforts at Mass General which aim to improve both the quality and efficiency of care for common clinical conditions.  Most recently Dr. Meyer chaired the committee charged with defining the future of clinical information systems for Partners Healthcare. 

Prior to that Dr. Meyer served as the Medical Director of the MGPO, the largest physician group practice in New England. There Dr. Meyer, a practicing internist, provided leadership to the MGPO’s medical management efforts.  In that role he developed novel approaches to payment for performance and led a team which created a care management program for vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries which has been cited by the Congressional Budget Office as one of the few CMS Demonstration programs which measurably improved quality while generating real savings to the healthcare system. 

Dr. Meyer was previously the Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  There he was responsible for conducting and supporting research on the measurement, improvement, and reporting of health care quality including clinical performance measurement, patient safety issues, and consumer surveys. He took the lead position in articulating the Department of Health and Human Service’s quality and safety agenda, and coordinating activity with other federal and non-governmental entities.  He has served on numerous key committees related to quality and safety including the Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners, National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Committee on Performance Measurement, the World Health Organization’s Scientific Peer Review Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment, Institute of Medicine panels, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Payment Reform Advisory Committee, the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Board of Directors, and NASA’s Medical Policy Board.  

Before his tenure at AHRQ, Dr. Meyer was an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) where he served as Division Director for General Medicine, coordinated the design and analysis of the Department of Defense's National Quality Management Project, and developed curricula for senior military medical leaders in quality improvement.  While at USUHS Dr. Meyer was an active duty Medical Corps officer and Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Meyer is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Union College and magna cum laude graduate of Albany Medical College.  He earned a Masters degree at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  In addition, he holds a masters degree from the Department of Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Meyer also served as a fellow in the U. S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee’s health office.  He has authored over 100 articles, editorials, chapters and monographs and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

See Dr. Meyer speak Friday, October 30, 3:30, Keynote: Chronicles of a Delivery System in Flux