Mike Dandorph

Tufts Medicine

Mike Dandorph is president/CEO of Tufts Medicine. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, Tufts Medicine includes Tufts Medical Center, Circle Health, MelroseWakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health) and Home Health Foundation. Together the system has 2,000 physicians, 13,000 employees, community hospital campuses, an academic medical center, a children’s hospital, and home health and hospice services. Mr. Dandorph’s career spans three decades of service to academic health systems. He is highly regarded for executing broad transformational change that incorporates unique partnerships, high performance teams and a relentless focus on consumer-centric patient care.

Before joining Wellforce, now Tufts Medicine, Mr. Dandorph led a period of substantial growth and quality improvement at Rush University System for Health, culminating in Rush University Medical Center being ranked on the U.S. News & World Report 2020–2021 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and first in the nation among 95 academic medical centers for quality performance by Vizient’s University HealthSystem Consortium. Under his leadership, the system doubled clinical services revenue and clinical operating income over a six-year period. He also established the Rush Leadership Academy, which focuses on promoting diversity among healthcare leaders.

Prior to his tenure at Rush, Mr. Dandorph served in several leadership roles at Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Health System, most recently as senior vice president. He led many significant growth initiatives for the system, including several hospital acquisitions and major joint venture partnerships and affiliations. He also redesigned key service lines using a patient-centric, integrated business unit approach and led development of a $140 million proton therapy center. Mr. Dandorph received his master’s degree from the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. He has served on numerous boards throughout his career.


Tuesday, March 21
2:00–3:00 p.m.
56H - The CEO Imperative: Leading a Relentless Focus on Consumers and the Workforce