WASHINGTON (September 8, 2022) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Marc L. Boom, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas, as a new member of the Board of Trustees for a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2023. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances.
Dr. Boom leads the 2,500-bed Houston Methodist system, which is comprised of a flagship academic medical center, seven community hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital, a physician organization, research institute, residency program, free-standing emergency departments and numerous outpatient clinics. Previously, he was executive vice president of The Methodist Hospital, president and CEO of Methodist Diagnostic Hospital and president, CEO and medical director of Baylor-Methodist Primary Care Associates, a primary care physician network. Dr. Boom is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He maintains a part-time clinical practice with a focus on preventive medicine, lipid disorders and hypertension.
Active in a number of AHA committees and boards, Dr. Boom currently serves on the AHA Health Systems Committee and was an AHA Regional Policy Board 7 delegate from 2010-2012 and again from 2013-2015.
Dr. Boom is assistant professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, an adjunct professor in the Division of Management, Policy and Community Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health and an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.