Somava Saha, MD, MS (aka Soma Stout) has dedicated her career to improving health, wellbeing and equity through the development of thriving people, organizations and communities. She has worked as a primary care internist and pediatrician in the safety net and a global public health practitioner for over 20 years. She currently serves as Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and as Co-Executive Lead of 100 Million Healthier Lives, which brings together 1800+ partners in 30+ countries to improve health, wellbeing and equity and transform systems that contribute to poor health and wellbeing outcomes.
Previously, Dr. Saha served as Vice President for Patient Centered Medical Home Development at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), where she led a whole system transformation of leadership, care delivery, workforce, and finances that garnered numerous national awards and achieved breakthrough results in health outcomes and cost for a safety net population. She founded and led the development of the CHA Revere and Everett Family Health Centers as national models for community-integrated primary care. She served as Co-Director of Leadership Development at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care, developing a cadre of change leaders across the system. She continues as faculty at both CHA and HMS.
In 2012, Dr. Saha was recognized as one of ten inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leaders for her contributions to improving the health of the nation. She has consulted with leaders from across the world, including Guyana, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Tunisia, Denmark and Brazil. She has appeared on a panel with the Dalai Lama, keynoted conferences around the world, and had her work featured on Sanjay Gupta, the Katie Couric Show, PBS and CNN. In 2016 she was elected as a Leading Causes of Life Global Fellow.
Wednesday, July 10
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM