Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh Board Member

Kate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. Prior to her appointment at BMC, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She previously served as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in positions including senior vice president of medical services at the MGH Cancer Center. Prior to her tenure at MGH, she held positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Ms. Walsh holds a B.A. and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is a member of the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, Pine Street Inn, and Yale University.