Jerome H. Grossman, M.D.
Dr. Jerome H. Grossman’s principal activity is as Senior Fellow and the Director of the Health Care Delivery Project. In this position at Harvard, he will be bringing his expertise in the health care system and information technology, and his experience in community services to develop innovations and reforms in the medical care delivery system. He is Chairman Emeritus of New England Medical Center, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1979 to 1995 and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Honorary Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he served full-time from 1966 to 1979. Grossman was a member of the founding team of several health care companies, including Meditech, a medical software company, as well as Tufts Associated Health Plan, Chartwell Home Therapies, and Transition Systems, Inc., a medical care information management company.
Named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1984, he has served as Chairman of four committees on issues concerning utilization management and guidelines. More recently he has served on the Committee for Quality of Health Care in America. He was the first IOM member to Chair a National Academy of Engineering Committee on the Impact of Academic Research on Industrial Performance, and is now serving as Co-chairman of the NAE/IOM Workshop on Engineering and Health Care Delivery Systems. From 1999 to 2005, he was appointed to the National Academies Council on Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR). He became Chairman of the President’s Circle at the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. Grossman also served as Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute in 1996. While at New England Medical Center, he founded The Health Institute in 1988, whose work involves research and development programs and practical applications in the area of medical outcome, functional health status, the relationship of doctors and patients, and the relationship of the health status to other non-biologic factors in society-at-large, such as income and education.
He serves as a director/trustee of a number of organizations including: The Mayo Clinic Foundation, Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Health System), the Stryker Corporation, Eureka Medical, Inc., and the Committee for Economic Development. His past services include the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 1990 to 1997 serving as chairman from 1994 to 1997, Wellesley College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his wife Barbara live in Boston Massachusetts.
May 24, 2007