Vice President of Clinical Services
In April 2012, Michael Gillespie came to Boston Children’s Hospital as Vice President of Clinical Services, bringing with him more than 25 years of administrative experience.
As VP of Clinical Services, Michael collaborates directly with department administrators, chiefs and physicians to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic direction for many of Boston Children’s clinical programs. In addition to supporting the hospital’s clinical departments and their respective foundations, Michael has direct managerial responsibility for all of the Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesia, Laboratory Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Respiratory and Transplant. Recently, Michael was also asked to co-lead one of the Strategic Planning work teams focused on clinical growth for innovative programs.
Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, Michael served as Executive Director of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. During his tenure, Michael administrated a clinical service with over 20,000 annual admissions. He was responsible for the fiscal and administrative management of 1,200 faculty in 13 divisions, 425 residents and fellows, and 1,500 clinical, research, and assorted funds totaling $800 million in annual expenditures.
Michael’s tenure as Executive Director of Medicine was the culmination of a nearly 30-year journey that began at MGH in 1982, when he began his career as Unit Manager of their Medical Intensive Care Unit. He joined the Physical and Occupational Therapy Department as Assistant Director of Administrative Operations in 1992, before moving on to Orthopedics, Podiatry and Urology, where he served as Administrative Director, then Corporate Director of Orthopaedics.
In addition to his service to MGH, Michael has worked for the Yale Health Plan and Harvard Community Health Plans. He has a BA in American Studies and History from Tufts University, and a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Hospital Administration from Yale School of Medicine.