George E. Thibault, MD became the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in January 2008. Immediately prior to that, he served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He was the first Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at HMS and is now the Federman Professor, Emeritus.
Dr. Thibault previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as Chief of Medicine at the Harvard affiliated Brockton/West Roxbury VA Hospital. He was Associate Chief of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medical Residency Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). At the MGH he also served as Director of the Medical ICU and the Founding Director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Unit. He was the Founding Director of the Academy at HMS, which was created to recognize outstanding teachers and to promote innovations in medical education.
Dr. Thibault is Chairman of the Board of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and the New York Academy of Medicine, and he serves on the Boards of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession. He serves on the President’s White House Fellows Commission and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Thibault graduated from Georgetown University and from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also trained in Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute in Bethesda and at Guys Hospital in London, and served as Chief Resident in Medicine at MGH.