Board Members


Monica Noether, PhD, Board Chair


  • BA, Wesleyan University
  • MA, George Washington University
  • MBA and PhD, University of Chicago

Professional Experience:

  • VP at Charles River Associates, global consulting firm
  • Specializes in antitrust and other competitive issues related to the health care industry
  • Analyzed numerous hospital and health plan mergers
  • Expertise in public and private sector provider reimbursement
  • Previously served on the Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Assistant Director for the Bureau of Economics

To learn more about Dr. Noether, please click here.

William Creevy, MD, BUMG President

Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Rank: Assistant Professor


  • BA, Boston University
  • MD, Boston University
  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital

Professional Experience:

  • Vice Chair Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996 – 2013
  • President and CEO Boston University Medical Group, 2013 –

To learn more about Dr. Creevy, please click here.

Anthony Hollenberg, MD, Corporate Member

Rank: Professor


  • AB, Harvard College
  • MD, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Chief Medical Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Professional Experience:

  • President BMC
  • Physician-in-Chief, BMC
  • Wade Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Karen Antman, MD, Corporate Member

Department: Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Rank: Dean


  • BS, Muhlenberg College
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

Professional Experience:

  • Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
  • Dean, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Deputy Director for Translational and Clinical Sciences, National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Member, National Academy of Medicine

To learn more about Dr. Antman, click here.

Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH

Department: Interim Chair of Medicine

Rank: Norman G. Levinsky Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship in Nephrology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Professional Experience:

  • Interim Chair of Medicine, BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Chief of Nephrology, BMC
  • Constantine L. Hampers, MD Distinguished Chair in Renal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Alik Farber, MD

Department: Surgery

Rank: Professor and Chair (Interim)


  • BS (Biology), Brown University, Providence, RI
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • MBA, Heller School, Brandeis University, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
  • Fellowship in Endovascular Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Professional Experience:

  • Interim Chair, Surgery, BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Interim Surgeon-in-Chief, BMC
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services, BMC
  • Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, BMC
  • Clinical Chief, Vascular Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Midway Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Christian Arbelaez, MD

Department: Emergency Medicine

Rank: Professor and Chair


  • BS, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine, Brown University/RI Hospital
  • MPH, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Professional Experience:

  • Chief of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
  • Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, BU Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair Academic Affairs, Brown Emergency Medicine
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Faculty Director, Office for Multicultural Careers, Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Greg Grillone, MD

Department: Otolaryngology

Rank: Professor and Chair


  • BA in Biology, New York University School of Arts and Sciences
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency in General Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, Boston University-Tufts University Combined Residency Program

Professional Experience:

  • Chief of Otolaryngology, Boston Medical Center
  • Chair of Otolaryngology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
  • Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Boston Medical Center
  • Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology, Boston Medical Center

Manishi Desai, MD

Department: Ophthalmology

Rank: Assistant Professor


  • BS in Materials Science Engineering, Northwestern University
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary-University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Fellowship in Glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-University of Miami

Professional Experience:

  • President, BMC Medical-Dental Staff 2022-2024
  • Director, Glaucoma Fellowship, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Director of International Education, Department of Ophthalmology

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Manju Subramanian, MD

Department: Ophthalmology

Rank: Associate Professor


  • Combined BS/MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine/Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

Professional Experience:

  • Vice-Chair of Clinical Services, Ophthalmology, Boston Medical Center
  • Vice-Chair of Faculty Affairs, Ophthalmology, Boston Medical Center
  • Chair, BUMG Professional Development Committee
  • Member, Boston University Eye Associates Board of Trustees

J. Pieter Noordzij, MD

Department: Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)

Rank:  Professor


  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • MD, University of Virginia
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, University of Virginia
  • Fellowship in Laryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professional Experience:

  • Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Medical Director, Otolaryngology, BMC
  • Ambulatory Clinical Operations Committee, BMC
  • BUMG Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Chief of Otolaryngology, RAF Lakenheath (US Air Force base), UK
  • Chief of Laryngology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

To learn more about Dr. Noordzij, click here.

Thamarah Crevecoeur, CNM

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor


  • BS, Boston College
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate in Public Health Candidate, BU School of Public Health

Professional Experience:

  • Certified Nurse Midwife, Ob/Gyn Department, Boston Medical Center
  • Community Health Center Liaison, Boston Medical Center
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Medicines for Humanity/Boston University School of Public Health
  • Board Vice President, Foundation for the Advancement of Haitian Midwives

To learn more about Ms. Crevecoeur, click here.

Anita Carson, DBA


  • DBA, Harvard University, 2003
  • MS, Purdue University, 1992
  • BS, University of Massachusetts, 1990

 Professional Experience:

  • Larz Anderson Professor of Management & Department Chair, Operations and Technology Management, BU Questrom School of Business
  • Prior professorships at Brandeis University, International Business School, Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
  • Prior experience at General Mills & General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division
  • Expertise in quality improvement, healthcare operations,  operations strategy and supply chain management
  • Research focus on service process design impact on quality and efficiency

To learn more about Ms. Carson, click here.

Meghan Dierks, MD


  • AB in Biology, Brown University
  • MD, Medicine University of TX Health Sciences Center-Houston
  • Residency in Surgery, Washington U. School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Chief Resident in Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Research Fellowship in Medical Informatics, BIDMC & Harvard-MIT HST

 Professional Experience:

  • Chief Data Officer, Komodo Health
  • Clinical Advisor/HEOR Data Scientist, Google Health and Verily Life Sciences
  • Director, Analytics and Informatics, Lumeris Health Outcomes
  • Global Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare
  • Fellow/Medical Adviser, FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health
  • Director of Clinical Systems Analysis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Silverman Institute for Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • FDASIA Federal Advisory Committee
  • National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Patient Safety, Health Information Technology