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Marc L. Boom, MD

President & CEO
Houston Methodist

Marc L. Boom, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.H.E., is president and CEO of Houston Methodist, a hospital system with more than 2,300 beds and 27,000 employees. Its flagship, Houston Methodist Hospital, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as an Honor Roll hospital five times and the No. 1 hospital in Texas for 10 years in a row. The system also includes a world-renowned research institute, seven community hospitals, two large physician organizations and dozens of GME programs. Houston Methodist is affiliated with several academic institutions including Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Texas A&M University.

In 2020, Dr. Boom emerged as a national leader in the efforts to educate the public about COVID-19 and the need for vaccines, leading the way as the first hospital system CEO in the country to mandate vaccines for employees and physicians. During this time and continuing today, he also chairs the LI National CEO Forum comprised of 65 CEOs from nonprofit health systems who met weekly early in the Covid era, and now monthly, to navigate together the clinical and leadership challenges Covid presents. In these capacities, he has served as a national thought leader, resulting in more than 9,000 media placements including the BBC, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and many more. His publications and op-eds have appeared in Harvard Business Review, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, Journal of the American Medical Association, the Houston Chronicle, and several others.

During his career, Dr. Boom has been recognized for his work by numerous organizations. More recent recognitions include the 2021 Public Service Award by the Houston Chapter of the American Leadership Forum and the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent for Texas – Southeast, Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award as well as the ACHE’s Recognition Award. In 2012, Dr. Boom and his wife Dr. Julie Boom received the “Good Samaritan Award” from Interface-Samaritan Counseling Centers.

Dr. Boom holds a B.S. in Biology with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.D. with High Honors from Baylor College of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and fellowships in geriatric medicine and general medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and maintains a part-time clinical practice.