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Chief Executive Officer and President

James N. Weinstein, DO, MS

Photo of James N. Weinstein, DO, MS James N. Weinstein, DO, MS is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. The system includes New Hampshire's academic medical center and a network of clinics across Vermont and New Hampshire, serving a patient population of 1.5 million. Under his leadership, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is working to create a "sustainable health system" for patients, providers, payers, and communities.

Immediately prior to becoming CEO, Dr. Weinstein served as President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). His dual positions as Clinic President and TDI Director allowed him to build critical linkages between the groundbreaking health services research of TDI and the clinical care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. During this time, he co-founded, with then Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science.

Dr. Weinstein is a founding member with Mayo Clinic, Intermountain Health, TDI, and Denver Health, of the national High Value Healthcare Collaborative, a partnership of 19 health systems across the country, working to improve health care while lowering costs.

Dr. Weinstein is a leader in advancing "informed choice" to ensure patients receive evidence-based, safe, effective, efficient and appropriate care. In 1999, he established the first-in-the-nation Center for Shared Decision Making at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, where patient preferences and values are an integral part of diagnostic and treatment decisions.

He is an internationally renowned spine surgeon and health services researcher, with more than 250 published articles. He founded the multidisciplinary Spine Center at Dartmouth, which has become an international model for patient-centered health care delivery.

He is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and holds the Peggy Y. Thomson Chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.