President / CEO
Tufts Medical Center
Dr. Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, MBA is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children.
Dr. Apkon is a physician executive and physician scientist serving in C-level leadership roles at several top academic hospitals in the United States and Canada. He has served as the CEO at Tufts Medical Center since November 2018. In that capacity, he leads a 415-bed hospital staffed by 6,000 employees, scientists, medical staff, students and volunteers with a $1B budget. Tufts MC is the principal adult and pediatric teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and is among the top 10 percent of all institutions receiving National Institutes of health (NIH) funding. The Medical Center comprises a number of subsidiaries including the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), as well as the Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization. In addition, he serves as Executive Vice President for Wellforce Health System.
Dr. Apkon has extensive international management experience in both pediatric and adult-oriented healthcare, working with organizations and governments in the UK, Europe, China, Africa, and the Middle East as well as North America. He is an expert in strategy, systems development, and operations management, as well as the application of lean and high reliability organizational thinking to drive improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency.
Prior to coming to Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Apkon was the President and CEO at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto Ontario, recognized as one of the world’s top children’s hospitals and Canada’s most research-intensive hospital.
Dr. Apkon has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and an MBA from the Yale School of Management where he taught healthcare management.
Monday, September 23
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM