Executive Profile: Howard R. Grant, JD, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Howard R. Grant, JD, MDA physician, attorney and health care chief executive, Howard R. Grant, J.D., M.D., the president and chief executive officer of Lahey Clinic since November 2010, has played a vital role in influencing patient safety and superior clinical care for more than two decades at some of the nation’s most preeminent health care institutions.

In May 2012, Lahey Clinic Foundation and Northeast Health System formed Lahey Health, a next generation health care system comprised of award-winning hospitals, primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health, and senior care resources and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. As president and CEO of Lahey Health, Dr. Grant is building what is next in integrated health care: making high-quality health care more personal, innovative and accessible.

While at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania, Dr. Grant led the clinical enterprise which included a group practice with 60 locations, 1200 providers and three hospital campuses. Dr. Grant was the executive vice president and chief medical officer responsible for operations and budgets for 27 clinical service lines. He was also charged with aligning clinical operations with Geisinger Health Plan, a not-for-profit insurance company.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Grant had a long tenure at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, where he served in a succession of leadership roles, including EVP for Hospital Operations, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. He was responsible for performance improvement, risk management and patient safety; integration of clinical and operational programs across five facilities; and clinical leadership of case and disease management.

Dr. Grant began his medical career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to serving as a staff pediatrician, he directed quality assurance, risk management and utilization management programs while developing and managing home care programs. From 1992 to 1997, he served as corporate vice president for medical affairs at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Grant earned both his medical and law degrees from George Washington University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physician Executives, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.