Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Appoints Dr. Thomas H. Lee to Board of Directors

BOSTON (April 25, 2024) – The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation today announced that Dr. Thomas H. Lee, a cardiologist, clinical researcher and health policy expert, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Lee practices medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and serves as chief medical officer of Press Ganey, an international health care performance improvement consulting firm.  He became a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2004.

“Given his clinical knowledge, strategic perspectives, expertise in health policy, and enduring focus on improving health care quality and outcomes, Dr. Lee will be a tremendous asset for the Foundation’s board,” said Andrew Dreyfus, Chair of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.  “Most importantly, he has a deep commitment to patients and their experience.”

Dr. Lee also recently became a board director at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he helps guide the health insurance company’s strategy and direction.

“I started working with leaders of the Foundation during the push for health care reform in Massachusetts,” Dr. Lee said.  “I was proud to work with them then, and I’m thrilled to begin again.  There is still important work to do.”

Prior to joining Press Ganey in 2013, Dr. Lee was the network president for Partners HealthCare (now Mass General Brigham), the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in 1994.  He has performed clinical epidemiological research leading to more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and five books.

Dr. Lee is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine, the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, the Board of Directors of Health Leads, the Special Medical Advisory Group of the Veterans Administration, and the Panel of Health Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office.

Dr. Lee received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his doctor of medicine degree from Cornell University Medical College.  He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is a practicing primary care physician.  He also received a master of science in epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


About the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

The mission of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is to ensure equitable access to health care for all those in the Commonwealth who are economically, racially, culturally or socially marginalized.  The Foundation was established in 2001 with an initial endowment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  It operates separately from the company and is governed by its own Board of Directors.  For more information, visit