Samuel Osiah Thier
Harvard Medical School
Physician; Educator; Hospital and academic administrator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership
Samuel O. Thier is Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He had been Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School from 1994 to 2007. Previously he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare System, President of The Massachusetts General Hospital, and President of Brandeis University. He also served as President of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was Sterling Professor. Thier is an authority on internal medicine and kidney disease and is also known for his expertise in national health policy, medical education, and biomedical research. He has served as Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Master of the American College of Physicians. Thier is a Director of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Cornell University Weill Medical College, and a member of the Board of Overseers of Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988 and serves as a member of its Trust.