Diversity Leadership: Dr. Peter L. Slavin, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Peter L. Slavin


President and Chief Diversity Officer

Massachusetts General Hospital

“Our ultimate goal is to create a welcoming and diversity-friendly environment where underrepresented minority physicians, clinicians and scientists can grow and develop,” Dr. Peter Slavin said when launching the hospital’s Multicultural Affairs Office. “This is a crucial issue in addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse patient population, as well as in our role in education and research.”

President of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2003, Dr. Slavin takes personal responsibility for ensuring company-wide diversity and serves as Chief Diversity Officer. He co-chairs the advisory board of the Multicultural Affairs Office, which focuses on the recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented groups. He is also a Professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Slavin previously served as Chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He completed his training in internal medicine at Mass General in 1987 and was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 1994 to 1997.

Dr. Slavin earned a bachelor’s degree, a medical degree and an MBA, all from Harvard University. He is chairman of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Hospital Association and is a member of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the board of overseers of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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