Robert Fields, MD, Joins Beth Israel Lahey Health as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Cambridge, Mass. – Robert (Rob) Fields, MD, has joined Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) as executive vice president and chief clinical officer. In this newly created role, Dr. Fields will further strengthen system-wide efforts to deliver extraordinary, integrated care to the patients and communities BILH serves. Dr. Fields will oversee BILH’s primary care, behavioral services and continuing care organizations, as well as a number of system-wide departments, including quality, emergency management, infection prevention, credentialing and the virtual transfer center.
“Dr. Fields has an extensive background in expanding access to health care in underrepresented communities, and I know he will bring that same mission-driven purpose to BILH as chief clinical officer,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, president and chief executive officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health. “Dr. Fields’ experience in both academic and community-based settings will be critical in this new role, and we are excited for him to join our leadership team. I know he shares the same mission that we all do at BILH: to deliver extraordinary care to the patients and communities we serve.”
“I am excited to join Beth Israel Lahey Health and bring my expertise in clinical care to this new role,” said Dr. Fields. “BILH is a leader in community-based care, and I look forward to working with the talented clinicians across the system to ensure every patient receives excellent and equitable care.”
Most recently, Dr. Fields served as chief population health officer for Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where he led strategic initiatives to improve quality and outcomes while simultaneously advancing value-based care delivery. Earlier in his tenure at Mount Sinai, Dr. Fields served as senior vice president and chief medical officer for population health.
Prior to his roles at Mount Sinai, Dr. Fields led the creation of one of the first accountable care organizations in North Carolina, Mission Health Partners, growing the organization from 250 physicians to more than 1,100, while simultaneously achieving total cost of care savings.
Earlier in his career, recognizing health disparities in the community and inspired by his Latino heritage, Dr. Fields co-founded Vista Family Health, an independent primary care practice focused on Latino health and one of the first in North Carolina to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home certification. To further advance patient-centered care adoption, he served on various local and state health care policy committees and advocacy groups.
Dr. Fields received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and Master of Health Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is immediate past board chair of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations; a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Measure Development Technical Expert Panel; co-chair of the Clinician Workgroup for the National Quality Forum/CMS Measure Applications Partnership; director of the America’s Physician Groups Board; and director of the Institute for Accountable Care Board.
About Beth Israel Lahey Health
Beth Israel Lahey Health is a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.