The Power of Not Knowing: Dr. Akram Boutros, Northeast Ohio Medical University Commencement

Dr. Akram Boutros, MD

Abstract


Dr. Akram Boutros joined The MetroHealth System as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2013.
He serves as the leader of The MetroHealth System and is its primary public representative, reporting to the MetroHealth Board of Trustees. He works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission and creates strategies that ensure its future success.


Dr. Boutros has more than 20 years of leadership experience in large community hospitals, specialty hospitals
and academic medical centers. Most recently, he was President of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions, a health
care advisory firm focused on clinical transformation, operational turnarounds and emerging health delivery
and reimbursement models. Dr. Boutros previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative
Officer of St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center in Roslyn, New York, and as Executive Vice President,
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York.


An internist, Dr. Boutros received his Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York Health Sciences
Center at Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and
is a recognized thought leader in management systems.


Dr. Boutros also serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, United Way of Greater Cleveland,
the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and the Cleveland Ballet. Most recently, he served as Chair of
the American Heart Association 2015 Cleveland Heart Ball, the most successful in the city’s history. He has
been named to Power 150 by Crain’s Cleveland Business, Power 100 by Inside Business Magazine and EY 2015
Entrepreneur of the Year for Community Impact in Northeast Ohio.


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