David Longworth, MD
President, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Interim Chair, BILH Primary Care Network
As President of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, David Longworth, MD, leads the nonprofit multispecialty group practice, a 335-bed teaching hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and Level II Trauma Center (Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington), a 10-bed hospital and ambulatory center with a 24-hour emergency department (Lahey Medical Center–Peabody), and multiple outpatient and primary care sites. As Interim Chair of Beth Israel Lahey Health’s Primary Care Network, he will oversee the strategic development of the new network, providing vision and thought leadership until a permanent leader is recruited. He reports to Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, until the Executive Vice Presidents of the Physician Enterprise and Hospital and Ambulatory Services are hired.
David joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in July 2015 as the Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Chief Medical Officer of the Community Physician Network. He became Interim CEO in April 2018 and was appointed to the role permanently later that year. Prior to joining Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, he was Chair of the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic, where he also led value-based care and population health initiatives. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate Medical Center. David started his career at Cleveland Clinic, where he initially spent 16 years, the last 10 as Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases.
David received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, his medical degree from Cornell University, and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases in the combined Beth Israel-Brigham program.
He resides with his family in Burlington and West Springfield, Massachusetts.