Sharon C. Kiely, MD, MPM, FACP
Sharon C. Kiely, MD, MPM, FACP

VP, Chief Wellness Officer & Associate Chief Medical Officer at Hartford HealthCare

Dr. Sharon C. Kiely, is the first Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) & Associate Chief Medical Officer for Hartford Healthcare, a $4.9B integrated healthcare system in Connecticut. Kiely and her team are responsible for developing and implementing the well-being strategy for over 33K HHC physicians, nurses and colleagues.


Kiely is a General Internist and practiced primary care medicine for over 23 years. She graduated from Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences and its School of Medicine. Kiely completed her the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at St Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center of NY. She has held many leadership roles in healthcare administration, medical education, health policy, quality and safety and care to underserved populations.


In over 20 years’ as a health system executive, she measurably improved quality, safety, clinical affairs, and risk. Reflecting on this experience she refocused her efforts toward understanding the needs of second victims of adverse events and the burnout crisis in US healthcare. She pivoted her career formally to physician wellness and completed the Stanford University Chief Wellness Officer Training Course in 2019. She is a Member of the AAIM’s CHARM Initiative CWO Group and the Greater New York Hospital Association’s Clinician Wellness Committee.


Nationally, Kiely was appointed a White House Fellow, serving with Secretary Donna Shalala at the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and a Baldrige Executive Fellow, at the US Dept. Commerce. She served on Advisory Boards at the National Institute for Allergy & Infectious Diseases, and Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Xenotransplantation. She was elected to the UNOS Board and volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, International. Dr. Kiely is a Certified Life Coach and enjoys cooking, traveling, refinishing antique furniture & spending time with her family and friends.