Marc L. Boom, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Methodist
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 8:45 AM –10:00 AM
Marc L. Boom, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.H.E., is president and CEO of Houston Methodist and holds the Ella Fondren and Josie Roberts Presidential Distinguished Centennial Chair. Houston Methodist is a hospital system with almost 2,200 beds and 22,000 employees. Its flagship, Houston Methodist Hospital, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas for six years in a row. The system also includes a world-renowned research institute as well as seven community hospitals and multiple standalone emergency care centers all serving the Houston region. Houston Methodist is affiliated with a number of academic institutions that support its teaching and research initiatives, including Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Texas A&M University.
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.
Previously Dr. Boom was executive vice president of The Methodist Hospital, president and CEO of Methodist Diagnostic Hospital and president/CEO/medical director of Baylor-Methodist Primary Care Associates, a network of primary care physicians.
Dr. Boom is also an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, an adjunct professor of management, policy and community health at The University of Texas School of Public Health and previously an adjunct professor of Management at Rice University. Dr. Boom is a member of numerous professional and community organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, The Leadership Institute, the American College of Physician Executives, the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council; and, the American Heart Association where he is Past-President of the Board for the Houston Office. He represents Houston Methodist Hospital within the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Hospital Association. Dr. Boom has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2012. He served as moderator of the group’s Forum V in 2013-2014. Dr. Boom also serves on the board of Texans By Nature and the Houston Advisory Board of Directors of Amegy Bank. He previously served as chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. He maintains a part-time clinical practice where his special interests are preventive medicine, lipid disorders, and hypertension.