Associate Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Chris Gilligan, MD, MBA, is Associate Chief Medical Officer and a pain medicine physician in the Division of Pain Medicine.

In his administrative role, Gilligan is charged with leading hospital wide initiatives in Perioperative and Periprocedural Services that redesign the delivery of care to improve patient outcomes, clinician and patient satisfaction and operational effectiveness. Areas of focus include quality and safety, teamwork and professionalism, and operational performance.

He began his career at BWH in 1997 as a resident in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He also serves as the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Spine Center. He remains clinically active, and continues to conduct clinical trials, and teach and mentor fellows, residents and students.