About Samuel O. Thier, MD

Samuel O. Thier, MD is Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He served as 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 Mass General Brigham, President of Massachusetts General Hospital and President of Brandeis University. 

He served as President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was Sterling Professor.

Dr. 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 attended Cornell University and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse. He has served as chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Dr. Thier is a Director of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the Board of Overseers of Cornell University Weill Medical College, the Board of Overseers of Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management (Chairman) and the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard School of Public Health.