Healthcare Executive, Educator
Monumental Achievement: A renowned healthcare leader, Ellen Zane was the first woman to
run Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital in its 226-year history. Prior to her work
at Tufts, she held leadership positions at top hospitals including Mass General Brigham and
Quincy Hospital. A respected leader in the space, she holds multiple faculty appointments
where she educates the next generation of healthcare professionals at Tufts University School
of Medicine and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and serves as the Distinguished
Global Leader in Residence at High Point University.
Ellen Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital (formerly Floating Hospital for Children) in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 226-year history. The hospital employs more 6,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and a faculty appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Ellen is currently the Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at High Point University in North Carolina and was a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.
From 1994 to 2004, Ellen held the position of Network President for Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners HealthCare System, Inc) in Boston where she was responsible for the development of a provider network featuring the Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Prior to that, Ellen was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America and holds numerous honorary degrees.
Ellen currently serves as Director of Azenta Life Sciences Director of Boston Scientific Corporation a Director of Haemonetics Corporation and Chair of the Board and a Director of Synchrony Financial She is a Director of AgNovos Healthcare, LLC a Director of Savista the Lead Director of the Fiduciary Trust Company a Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter and Chair of the Board of George Washington University-Medical Faculty Associates Board Ellen is also a Trustee of Hebrew Senior Life in Metro Boston.
Ellen has served as a director for many companies and organizations including as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at George Washington University.