Executive Profile: Joseph C. Corkery, MD

Chief Medical Officer for Philanthropy 

Joseph C. Corkery, MDJoseph C. Corkery, MD, is Chief Medical Officer for Philanthropy of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a nonprofit, multispecialty health care organization based in Burlington, MA. He has been with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center since 1983 and has served in a number of positions of increasing leadership responsibility.

Dr. Corkery presided over significant expansion of the Department of General Internal Medicine as its chairman from 1984 through 2004, and served as chief medical officer from 1996 to 2011. He also served as a member of Lahey's Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2011.

As Chief Medical Officer for Philanthropy, Dr. Corkery holds a critical role in assuring that Lahey’s vision and interests are well represented with community leaders as well as other hospitals and governmental agencies, while also continuing his well-respected clinical practice in General Internal Medicine. Dr. Corkery plays a role in energizing Lahey's philanthropy program.

Dr. Corkery completed his undergraduate education at Boston College and earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, his residency at New England Deaconess Hospital and an oncology fellowship at Sidney Farber Cancer Institute and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.

Dr. Corkery has been listed as a top doctor in various publications such as Boston magazine and Boston Consumers' Checkbook. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Along with his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Corkery continues to work as a physician and teacher. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.