Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, is a pediatric critical care physician with a proven track record as a top operations executive on a global scale. He is a national and international thought leader on transformation and innovation—ranking in Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2019. He also ranked second among Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders and tied for second on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2018.
Dr. Harrison embraces strategic partnerships and novel collaborations to solve systemic problems and improve lives. Together with Intermountain’s 38,000 employees —who are all called caregivers—he has implemented bold new approaches to improve health, re-define value-based care, and serve people in new ways. Intermountain’s partnerships, pioneering initiatives, and commitment to service are transforming healthcare and bearing fruit for patients and communities.
For example, Intermountain led a partnership of hundreds of hospitals to launch Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug manufacturer and distributor, to make generic medications more available and affordable in hospitals across the nation. Intermountain is also a founding member of the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health, which is a collaboration of community partners designed to proactively address forces that affect people’s health well before they come to a clinic or a hospital.
Previously, Dr. Harrison served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development at Cleveland Clinic, and chief medical operations officer.
He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College, his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completed a pediatric residency and pediatric care fellowship at Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital, and a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Harrison is an all-American triathlete and represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Championships.