Ralph de la Torre
Dr. Ralph de la Torre is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steward Health Care System LLC. Steward is an innovative health care provider which combines 3,000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care and a number of other post-acute services to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Founded in 2010, Steward has grown to $2.4 billion in net patient service revenues (non-premium), is the fourth largest employer in Massachusetts, and is New England’s largest community care company. Today, Steward is widely recognized as a national leader in implementing a new model of integrated health care delivery.
Dr. de la Torre was previously the founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and of Cardiovascular Management Associates, one of the nation's first totally integrated systems for treating cardiac patients. At the same time Dr. de la Torre was Chief of Cardiac Surgery at BIDMC and a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician at BIDMC. He has founded several health care-related businesses and has numerous issued or pending patents. A frequent commentator on national health care policy issues, Dr. de la Torre has bylined and/or been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune and CNBC, among others. He was recently voted one of the 25 most powerful physician executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. de la Torre graduated from Duke University in 1988 (B.S.E.), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and from a joint program between Harvard Medical School (M.D.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.) in 1992.