Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MS
Harvard Medical School
Mass. General Hospital
Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, is the President of the Community Division & Executive Vice President of Value Based Care for the Mass General Brigham health care system in Boston, Massachusetts. He is responsible for six of Mass General Brigham’s hospitals – Newton-Wellesley Hospital and North Shore Medical Center –where he previously served as interim President, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital as well as Mass General Brigham Home Care and Mass General Brigham Community Physicians. Dr. Meyer is also responsible for building and leading a best-in-class Value Based Care Program by leveraging Mass General Brigham’s health insurance organization and the Population Health Management initiatives across Mass General Brigham’s academic medical centers, community hospitals, primary care physicians and ambulatory care and urgent care sites.
Previously, Dr. Meyer was the Chief Clinical Officer of Mass General Brigham. In this role, he was responsible for the overall direction, operations and management of system aspects of health care delivery throughout the Mass General Brigham system. Dr. Meyer is also a Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Before returning to Mass General Brigham, 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. While 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 going to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. 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 (MGPO). 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 and chaired the committee charged with defining the future of clinical information systems for Partners HealthCare (now Mass General Brigham).
Prior to that role, Dr. Meyer served as the Medical Director of the MGPO, the largest physician group practice in New England. As a practicing internist, Dr. Meyer provided leadership to the MGPO’s medical management efforts. He also developed novel approaches to payment for performance and led a team that 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 that measurably improved quality while generating real savings to the health care 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). While 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 health care boards and committees 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 and National Academy of Medicine panels, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Payment Reform Advisory Committee, the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Special Medical Advisory Group for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Board of Directors of Virginia Mason Medical Center 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, which he continues to teach for the Department of Defense. 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 master’s degree at Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In addition, he holds a master’s 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 150 articles, editorials, chapters and monographs and is board certified in Internal Medicine practicing adult primary care.