Former CEO of Tufts Medical Center Joins HPU as Health Care Executive in Residence

Feb 22nd, 2022

Former CEO of Tufts Medical Center Joins HPU as Health Care Executive in Residence

Ellen Zane Innovator
Ellen Zane joins High Point University as Health Care Executive in Residence in HPU’s Access to Innovators program. Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who previously served as the president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She currently holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and a faculty appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 22, 2022 – High Point University announces Ellen Zane, a nationally renowned health care leader, will serve as HPU’s Health Care Executive in Residence. Zane previously served as president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital, originally the Floating Hospital for Children.

HPU’s Access to Innovators program at HPU connects students with industry leaders for networking and mentorship opportunities. Zane joins Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, HPU’s Innovator in Residence; Netflix Co-founder Marc Randolph, HPU’s Entrepreneur in Residence; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall, HPU’s Sports Executive in Residence; Domino’s COO and President Russell Weiner, HPU’s Corporate Executive in Residence; Former U.S. Ambassador and FCC Chairman William “Bill” Kennard, HPU’s Global Leader in Residence; ABC News’ “Nightline” Anchor Byron Pitts, HPU’s Journalist in Residence; American Actor, Producer and Television Presenter Dean Cain, HPU’s Actor in Residence; and many others.

Zane retired in 2011 as the president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. She holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine as assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, and as assistant professor of public health and community medicine. Additionally, Zane holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. From 1994 to 2004, she served as network president for Mass General Brigham, originally Partners Healthcare System, which represents one of the largest physician networks in America.

“We are excited to welcome Ellen Zane as a global leader in residence at HPU,” says HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein. “Her experiences working in higher education and leading health care teams provide our students the opportunity to learn from an impactful role model and leader. She is one of the most recognized health care leaders of our time, and her wisdom will help us prepare the health care leaders of tomorrow.”

Zane has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree, as well as honorary degrees from four colleges, which include a Doctorate of Humane Letters and Doctor of Business Administration. Currently, she serves on the boards of multiple health and technology-focused organizations including Azenta Life Sciences, Boston Scientific Corporation and is chair of the Board of GW Medical Faculty Associates Board.

“I’m excited about the innovative health care programs High Point University continues to foster and expand,” says Zane. “Joining HPU’s in Residence Program, with so many exceptional members, is an honor.”

Most recently in September 2021, Zane was named in the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Top 100 list. In December 2019, she was highlighted as a 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Director in the WomenInc.Magazine.