O’Neil Britton, MD

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britton_oneil2O’Neil Britton, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President — Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. O’Neil Britton joined Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in September 2016, when he was appointed Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Britton provides administrative oversight of the departments of Pathology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Global Health, the Executive Committee on Teaching and Education, the Learning Laboratory/Center for Medical Simulation, physician professionalism and peer support, and the Medical Staff Office. 

Previously, Britton was the Chief Health Information Officer for Partners Healthcare, where he provided clinical, academic and administrative leadership in the development, implementation and operational advancement of Partners eCare, an initiative to implement an integrated health record across Partners HealthCare. With a capital budget of 1.2 billion dollars and a five-year timeline to achieve its initial goals of implementation across the network, this initiative fundamentally changed the delivery of healthcare across the Partners Healthcare System.

Before joining Partners in 2012, Britton served as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Professional Services at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, as well as Vice-Chair of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. From 2005-2007, he served as the Medical Director of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York, where he oversaw their medical management, appeals, credentialing/enrollment, and the complex case management units.

Clinically active, Britton continues to see patients and teach and mentor house-officers and students in the role of a hospitalist at MGH. His MGH role continues his mission to improve the lives of patients by enhancing care delivery and better supporting the staff that make that care possible.

Britton was born in Kingston, Jamaica and immigrated to New York as a teenager. He attended City College of New York and then New Jersey Medical School. He also completed the Deland Fellowship, an administrative fellowship in healthcare management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.