Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer of The MetroHealth System"We cannot lift some members of the community and ignore others. We cannot leave behind our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our neighbors and friends. We cannot - ever - slip from the path of faith and hope and love toward our fellow man."
About Dr. Boutros
In his almost seven years as the President and CEO of MetroHealth, the public health system in Cleveland, Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, has galvanized political leaders, entrepreneurs and the community around an inspiring and comprehensive model of health care that goes beyond traditional medicine to include distributing healthy food and providing educational opportunities, job training, legal services and more throughout the community it serves.
He speaks publicly about his passions:
- Health care as a social justice issue
- Investing in institutions that matter
- The importance of public hospitals and the role they play in economic development, housing, education, violence, poverty and other social determinants of health
- Advocating for the care of everyone, especially the most vulnerable
- Love as Leadership
He has spoken throughout the Cleveland area and across the country to graduating medical students, City Club audiences, at NEJM Catalyst and Becker’s Hospital Review annual meetings and as the keynote of the Cleveland YWCA’s “It’s Time to Talk” forum on race.