Steven Strongwater, MD
President and CEO, Atrius Health
Dr. Steven Strongwater is the President and CEO of Atrius Health, a non-profit accountable care organization with 5,000 employees serving 700,000 patients across eastern Massachusetts and a national leader in delivering high-quality, value-based, coordinated care.
Atrius Health has excelled in value-based care while participating in CMS’s Pioneer and NextGen ACOs programs, consistently delivering high quality and lower costs. Under Dr. Strongwater’s leadership, Atrius Health developed programs to reduce physician burnout and innovations to reduce total costs of care like hospitalization at home. Previously he served as Geisinger Health System’s Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Medical Executive for Acquisition Integration.
Dr. Strongwater has served also in a variety of leadership positions including Assistant Chancellor, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief of Staff, and Chief Executive Officer, at UMass Medical Center, the University of Connecticut Health Center, and Stony Brook University Medical Center, respectively. He was named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 Healthcare Executives in the country in 2020 and currently serves on Massachusetts’s Health Policy Advisory Council. He has a long-standing interest in population health, physician resilience, quality, and patient safety.
Dr. Strongwater completed his undergraduate medical education at Upstate Medical Center and a research fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Michigan. He is a member of AOA and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.