Anne Klibanski, MD, the first woman to serve as president and CEO at Mass General Brigham — the largest healthcare system and employer in the state of Massachusetts — has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Top Women Leaders of 2023. The complete rankings can be found in the February 20 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of all the honorees are available online.
Dr. Klibanski is included on the award’s “Luminary” list, honoring women who have made outstanding, sustained contributions to healthcare and have a proven track record of advancing the careers of other prospective leaders.
Appointed to her role in 2019, Dr. Klibanski has led clinical integration of services across Mass General Brigham to build the integrated academic healthcare system of the future with patients at the center. She is responsible for the development of new digital platforms, has overseen increased investment in leading-edge research, and leveraged the system’s $2.3 billion in annual research funding to help support the creation of more than 300 companies in various spaces from therapeutics to diagnostics and research. Under Dr. Klibanski’s leadership, Mass General Brigham has also committed significant resources to community health, with a particular investment in mental health programs. She helped establish United Against Racism, a long-term, multi-year commitment to address the impacts that racism has on Mass General Brigham patients, employees, and the broader community.
Dr. Klibanski served as Mass General Brigham’s Chief Academic Officer from 2012 to 2019 and as Chief of Neuroendocrine at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an internationally recognized clinician researcher focused on pituitary tumors and the impact that pituitary and hypothalamic disorders have on the body, she has helped advance the specialty of Neuroendocrinology.
A longtime advocate of women in academic medicine, she has spent her career supporting and mentoring women in the field. During her time at Massachusetts General Hospital, she aided in the creation of a competitive grant program to help women scientists stay in the field while raising young children. Throughout her career Dr. Klibanski has trained more than 50 postdoctoral fellows, most of them women.
Modern Healthcare’s prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the healthcare industry for their contributions to care delivery improvement, health equity, policy, and gender equity in healthcare leadership.
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic healthcare system, uniting great minds in medicine to make a life-changing impact on patients in our communities and people around the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a non-profit organization that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information, please visit massgeneralbrigham.org.