Peter L. Slavin, MD, served as the president of Massachusetts General Hospital from 2003 to 2021. During his nearly 19 years of service to the MGH community, he has been a steadfast advocate
for and supporter of the Schwartz Center, having promoted our programs in the hospital, serving as a dinner chair, and speaking at our conferences. As president of MGH, Dr. Slavin led by example and lived the values and mission of the Schwartz Center every day.
Dr. Slavin originally joined the staff at MGH in 1990 and was appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer in 1994. From 1997 to 1999, he served as the first president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1999 to 2002, he served as the chairman and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.
He graduated from Harvard College in 1979, Harvard Medical School in 1984, and Harvard Business School in 1990. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at MGH from 1984
He currently teaches internal medicine and healthcare management at Harvard Medical School, where he is a professor of healthcare policy.
Dr. Slavin’s commitment to compassionate care has been a guiding principle over his long career, and the Schwartz Center is deeply grateful for his partnership in helping to create a
world where all who seek and provide care experience compassion.