Robert Galvin, MD

Dr. Robert Galvin is the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Healthcare (EH), which oversees the management of health care for firms owned by private equity companies. EH encompasses 50 companies with health care spending exceeding $1.5 billion annually, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone, where Dr. Galvin is an Operating Partner.

Previously, Dr. Galvin was Executive Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer for General Electric for 15 years, where he was in charge of the design and financial and clinical performance of GE’s health programs globally.

Dr. Galvin is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of market-based health policy and financing, quality measurement, and payment reform. His work has been widely published in many esteemed medical journals and reviews. Dr. Galvin was a founder of two groups: Bridges to Excellence/PROMETHEUS Payment, and Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), innovative endeavors that have helped drive the quality agenda. He is also Chairman of the Board of CPR.   Dr. Galvin is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Professor Adjunct of Medicine and Health Policy at Yale University. He has received awards for his work from the National Business Group on Health, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Galvin holds a BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Boston University.