Marc Harrison, M.D. is a global healthcare leader, recognized for healthcare transformation and health equity advocacy. He is a pediatric critical care physician, and is the former president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Harrison has joined the venture capital firm General Catalyst to launch and lead Health Assurance Transformation Corporation (HATCo), a new business owned by GC with the mission to deliver health and wellness collaboratively, compassionately, and courageously – for all people.
As president and CEO of Intermountain, Dr. Harrison led the organization to reimagine healthcare operations and champion innovation and collaboration to ensure that its 60,000 caregivers had access to the technology and tools to best reach, serve, and empower patients. In his first five years leading the organization, he executed a disciplined growth strategy with significant investments in telehealth and rural health to expand Intermountain’s service area from primarily Utah communities to serving patients throughout the Mountain West.
Under his leadership, Intermountain embraced unconventional, public-private partnerships to confront some of the most pressing systemic challenges facing communities and industry to proactively keep people well and make communities healthier. Those initiatives were a catalyst for the national movement toward value-based care, advancing clinical education, and establishing a new Digital Hippocratic Oath (developed by Graphite, a company co-founded by Intermountain) to improve hospital data interoperability and secure patient privacy rights.
During his tenure, Intermountain partnered with more than 1,000 hospitals nationwide to launch Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug manufacturer and distributor, to make generic medications—including insulin, which they plan to offer in 2024—more accessible and affordable. Intermountain was a founding member of the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health, a collaboration of community partners proactively addressing forces that affect people’s ability to stay healthy. Additionally, Intermountain partnered with an international genomics leader and more than 100,000 volunteers to advance medical breakthroughs that will help prevent and treat genetic diseases for people around the globe.
Before leading Intermountain, Dr. Harrison served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development at Cleveland Clinic, and chief medical operations officer at Cleveland Clinic. Fortune recognized him as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2019, and Modern Healthcare has consistently recognized him among the Most Influential People in Healthcare. Dr. Harrison is the author of Possibility Unleashed: Pathbreaking Lessons for Making Change Happen in Your Organization and Beyond, a guide for leaders to face their fears, transcend discord and polarization, and drive positive systemic and societal change.
Dr. Harrison received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital, and earned a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
He is an all-American triathlete, and represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Championships. He is also a two-time cancer survivor and nine-time Ironman participant. He is a loving husband and proud father of three adult children.