Mark Harrison, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Marc Harrison – a third-generation physician whose son is now in medical school – took the top job at Intermountain Healthcare in October 2016. Intermountain is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a medical group with 2,300 employed physicians and advanced-practice clinicians, and a health plan. Almost immediately he launched a comprehensive reorganization of the storied health system. A specialist in pediatric critical care, Dr. Harrison held leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic prior to joining Intermountain, most recently as Chief of International Business Development for Cleveland Clinic, developing and implementing international strategy, and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he oversaw the establishment of 12 institutes, five centers of excellence and more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. Earlier roles at Cleveland Clinic included service as Chief Medical Operations Officer, involving oversight of a broad range of clinical operations worldwide for the system, and as Chairman of Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Harrison earned an undergraduate degree at Haverford College and a medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency and fellowship in pediatric critical care through the University of Utah School of Medicine, working primarily in the critical care units of Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Harrison later received a master’s of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University and completed additional study in management at Harvard Business School.