0205_torchianaDr. Torchiana is the President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, an integrated not-for-profit academic health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1994. Partners also includes McLean Hospital, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network of post-acute institutional and home care services, six community hospitals, Neighborhood Health Plan (a non-profit health insurance company), and a community physician network. MGH and BWH are the largest hospital recipients of National Institutes of Health funding in the nation and in aggregate Partners total research budget is $1.4 billion. A Churchill scholar and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Torchiana became Chief of Cardiac Surgery at MGH in 1998 and Chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in 2003.