Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, Named President and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC Contributor

JULY 06, 2016

Respected clinician and researcher to lead 1,200-member physician group

President and CEO

BOSTON – Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, a respected clinician, researcher and health care executive, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). HMFP is the physician group at BIDMC, with more than 1,200 Harvard Medical School faculty members working across 13 clinical departments.

Kimball is currently Senior Vice President of the Massachusetts General Physician Organization (MGPO), which employs physicians affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She has also served as Medical Director of the MGPO and as Vice Chair of Dermatology at MGH. Kimball will begin her new role August 1, succeeding Stuart Rosenberg, MD, who will retire after more than 12 years leading HMFP.

“Dr. Kimball will offer our patients, their families and her colleagues a diverse and impressive range of skills and strong leadership,” said Mary Ann Stevenson, MD, PhD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at BIDMC and Chair of the Board of HMFP. “Dr. Kimball is a champion for improved patient services and expanded access, and we know she will build on our physician group’s reputation for delivering patient-focused, coordinated care across the Beth Israel Deaconess system.”

“HMFP physicians are at the heart of our leadership in academic medicine,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of BIDMC. “All of us at BIDMC look forward to partnering with Dr. Kimball to advance our shared commitment to excellence in patient care, research and medical education.”

“I am honored to lead this important organization during a time of great promise for HMFP and BIDMC,” Kimball said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in both organizations to deliver on that promise by providing the best and most compassionate care, translating research into improved clinical outcomes, and developing the next generation of health care leaders.”

A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Kimball is an international expert on psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa who has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers. She is also recognized for her research on physician workforce economics, quality of life and outcomes. Earlier this year, she was named Mentor of the Year by the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Kimball received her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and public and international affairs from Princeton University, her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed her internship in internal medicine at what was then Beth Israel Hospital, a residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

“As we welcome Dr. Kimball, we also celebrate and thank Dr. Stuart Rosenberg,” Stevenson said. “For more than a decade, Dr. Rosenberg has been a true thought leader and pioneer in creatively and effectively managing the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving health care landscape. Among other things, he has put HMFP firmly at the forefront of a national movement toward population health management. We are deeply grateful for his leadership and wish him well as he retires.”

Rosenberg guided HMFP in achieving significant growth in both patient care services and research while expanding care locations to multiple community sites. He also led the organization in its adoption of alternative payment methodologies and total medical expense contracts with commercial and government payers.

To schedule a patient appointment with Dr. Kimball, please call 617-667-3753
For administrative queries, please call 617-632-7441

About Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
HMFP is the employed physician group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). HMFP employs approximately 1,200 Harvard Medical School faculty members and has an exclusive affiliation agreement with BIDMC for patient care, research and teaching services.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

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