Thomas Sequist

Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH

Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer, Mass General Brigham; Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, with joint appointments in the Division of General Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital & Department of Health Care
Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Health Care Policy180 Longwood AvenueBoston, MA 02115-5899

Dr. Sequist is the Chief Medical Officer at Mass General Brigham.  In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing strategy, policy and metrics for patient experience, quality, safety, health equity, community health, pharmacy and physician wellbeing.  He is a practicing general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Sequist’s research interests focus on quality measurement and improvement, health care equity, patient and provider education, and the innovative use of health information technology.  His prior leadership roles have included Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer at Mass General Brigham, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners Healthcare System, and Director of Research and Clinical Program Evaluation at Atrius Health.

Dr. Sequist is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico and has conducted influential health policy research to advance our understanding of health care for Native American communities.  He serves as the Director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program and the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Outreach Program with the Indian Health Service.

Dr. Sequist graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering.  He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, and his M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has been named a Top 25 Minority Leader in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare