Timothy G. Ferris, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School

Senior Vice Presicent
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Tim is a practicing primary care physician and Senior Vice President for Population Health at Mass General Hospital and Partners HealthCare in Boston. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and holds degrees from Middlebury College, Oxford University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Former positions include Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Mass General and Medical Director of Mass General Physicians Organization. He was the principal investigator for a 6 year Medicare demonstration project involving an alternative payment method which showed both reduced costs and reduced mortality among high risk Medicare beneficiaries. He now leads the Partners Healthcare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and is responsible for design and implementation of system-wide care delivery changes that will improve patient health, improve patient experience of healthcare, and reduce the healthcare cost burden. He has implemented multiple physician and organization wide performance incentive systems. Dr. Ferris has over 90 publications in the areas of healthcare quality measurement, risk adjustment, population management, and information technology. He has served on multiple committees for the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and National Quality Forum (NQF) where he chaired the Consensus Standards Approval Committee. He served on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee – Quality Measures Workgroup. He has served as a consultant to the Congressional Research Service, National Governor’s Association, the World Health Organization, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on issues related to performance measurement and performance incentives.