David C. Read

David C. Read, MBA, MPH, Vice President for Ambulatory Practice Operations and Chief Administrator for Department of Medical Oncology. Read serves as the leader of the departmental core administrative team and is charged with managing all financial, personnel, and operational elements of Medical Oncology and the non-faculty or nursing staff in the adult Yawkey clinics.  Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Departmental Chair, he is responsible for the Institute’s largest department which includes oversight of 1700+ clinical and research employees. His top priorities have been improving patient access to Dana-Farber and improving the patient’s overall experience.

In prior roles Read served as the Administrative Director for Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He received an MBA from Boston College and a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health where he studied epidemiology and health policy.

He is the founder of the Longwood Cyclists group who are advocating for safer ways to commute to the medical area on bicycle. He serves on the board of the East Coast Greenway (www.greenway.org) and the Boston Cyclists Union. He also does some woodworking and had made most of the furniture in his home (davidreadwoodworking.com). He lives in Topsfield, MA with his wife and 2 children.