Harry L. Leider

Harry L. Leider

Chief Medical Officer & Group Vice President

Walgreen Company


Harry Leider, MD, MBA has over 25 years experience as a senior physician executive in a variety of innovative healthcare organizations. Currently, he is Chief Medical Officer and Group Vice President of Walgreens – responsible for developing enterprise-wide health and wellness services that provide customer value and improve patient lives. Prior to joining Walgreens, Dr. Leider was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Ameritox, a national specialty laboratory providing medication monitoring services to physicians treating chronic pain and serious mental illness. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer of XLHealth, a national Disease Management company and Medicare health plan that supported seniors with common chronic illnesses.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Leider was Senior Vice President of Interactive Forums, Inc. a national healthcare market research and strategy company; and founder and President of IFI Health Solutions – its consulting division that provided services to a broad range of healthcare technology, managed care, provider, and pharmaceutical organizations – in the areas of: qualitative market research, population health, leadership training for physician executives, and clinical quality improvement.

In addition to his extensive background in population health, healthcare consulting, and market research, Dr. Leider has broad experience in managed care. He served as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Services for HealthNet, a large hospital-owned managed care organization in Kansas and Missouri, and developed all of the care management programs for multiple new health plans. Previously, Dr. Leider managed the Boston Health Center of Harvard Community Health Plan (one of the country’s leading managed care organizations.) In this role, he was the senior executive responsible for the operation of a large, urban, multi-specialty health center that employed over 40 physicians, 200 staff, and served over 25,000 members.

Dr. Leider has received national recognition for his innovative approach to developing care management programs for populations with chronic illness, educating physicians on how to be more effective leaders, and teaching executives how to improve the quality of healthcare. He speaks frequently to national audiences and serves as a fellow, core faculty member, past board member and President of the American Association of Physician Leaderhsip (AAPL). In recognition of his major contributions to leadership in healthcare, in April of 2015, Dr. Leider was awarded the designation of Distinguished Fellow by AAPL. In addition to his faculty role at AAPL, Dr. Leider recently served as a Professional Faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

Dr. Leider served on multiple Boards of healthcare organizations. In addition to his role at AAPL, he was a founding board member of the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA), served on the Board of the Institute of Aging at the University of Pennsylvania, is currently a Board Advisor to Tytocare, and recently joined the Board of the eHealth Initiative.

Dr. Leider’s publications appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and books including the American Journal of Managed Care, the journal Population Health Management, The Physician’s Guide to Managed Care by Aspen Publishers, and two books published by AAPL: the Essentials of Medical Management and Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Physician Executive Journal, and Population Health Management.

Dr. Leider obtained a BA from Pennsylvania State University, earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, earned his MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. He served for six years as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Leider lives in Evanston, IL with his wife Reena and their two daughters.