Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE

President and CEO, MetroHealth

In his six years as the President and CEO of MetroHealth, the public health system in Cleveland, Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, has galvanized political leaders, entrepreneurs and the public around supporting community-wide health care many had taken for granted.

He speaks publicly about his passions:
• Health care as a social justice issue
• Investing in institutions that matter
• The importance of public hospitals and the role they play in economic development, housing, education, violence, poverty and other social determinants of health
• Advocating for the care of everyone, especially the most vulnerable
• Love as Leadership

He has spoken throughout the Cleveland area and across the country to graduating medical students, City Club audiences, at NEJM Catalyst and Becker’s Hospital Review annual meetings and as the keynote of the Cleveland YWCA’s “It’s Time to Talk” forum on race.

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