Dr. Mongan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare, a position he assumed on January 1, 2003. He is also Professor of Health Care Policy and Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. From 1996-2002, Dr. Mongan served as President of Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest and oldest teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. MGH is consistently ranked among the top few hospitals in the nation and oversees the largest research program of any hospital or medical center in the United States. Before his tenure at MGH, Dr. Mongan served 15 years as Executive Director of the Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and as Dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in Washington, DC. He served as a staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Finance for seven years, working on Medicare and Medicaid legislation, and he served in the Carter Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and then at the White House as Associate Director of the Domestic Policy Staff. Dr. Mongan is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He chairs the Commonwealth Fund Health Care Reform Program Advisory Committee. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, the Kaiser Family Foundation and was a member of the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission of the US Congress. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Mongan received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, and his medical degree from Stanford University Medical School. He completed his internship at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco and served two years in the public health service.