Massachusetts General Hospital holds rank among the most accomplished and innovative medical institutions in the world. Each year the hospital is widely recognized for its patient care, education, research and community health activities.

Peter L. Slavin, MD
President, Mass General

Peter Slavin, MD

Peter L. Slavin, MD, has been the president of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2003. From 1999–2002, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included more than 1,700 physicians and employed nearly 1,000 of them.

From 1997–1999, Dr. Slavin served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Before that, he did his training in internal medicine at Mass General from 1984–1987 and was senior vice president and chief medical officer from 1994–1997.

Dr. Slavin graduated from Harvard College in 1979, Harvard Medical School in 1984 and Harvard Business School in 1990.

Dr. Slavin teaches internal medicine and health care management at Harvard Medical School, where he is a professor of health care policy. He lectures widely on topics including quality and utilization management, the economics of teaching hospitals and the state of physician practices.

Dr. Slavin on COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Slavin has made several appearances in the media to discuss the safety measures being taken at Mass General, resources for those workers on the frontlines, the hospital’s use of data and more. For a selection of his most recent media appearances, please see below:

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