In the 1990s and early 2000s, Gottlieb established, chaired, or led various medical centers and departments. From 2010 to 2015, he was president and CEO of Partners HealthCare. He is the only person to appear eight consecutive times in Modern Healthcare magazine's list of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare."
Gottlieb earned a BS from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MD from the Albany Medical College of Union University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine and chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
He and his wife Derri Shtasel, a psychiatrist, have two children: a son, Corey; and a daughter, Zoe.
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