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Today we proudly join the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) in welcoming David J. Roberts, M.D., as its next president.

Previously, Dr. Roberts has served as the Chair of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at NSMC since 2011 and 1991, respectively. In addition, he has maintained an active practice in interventional cardiology. Dr. Roberts has been a valued member of the NSMC medical staff since 1985.

“Dr. Roberts takes on this role at an important moment as NSMC is transformed, offering patients updated facilities and expanded offerings particularly in the area of behavioral health,” said Dr. David Torchiana, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare.  “Dave is uniquely qualified to work with community leaders on the North Shore as well as with clinical leaders throughout the Partners system to ensure that the needs of patients are always being put first, while working to put NSMC on a more sustainable path for the future.”

In his tenure as Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Roberts has been instrumental in building a comprehensive cardiology program at NSMC, which has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the Top 50 in the nation. In 2003, alongside colleagues from NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital, he led efforts to bring interventional cardiology capabilities to NSMC and established the medical center as the only comprehensive cardiovascular care facility in the region. His efforts to fast-track treatment for heart attack patients led to the Commonwealth’s first paramedic pre-hospital notification protocol where all paramedics on the North Shore are trained to administer and read EKGs in the field and accelerate access to effective treatment. 

Dr. Roberts will replace Robert G. Norton, who retired as president this past December.  Dr. Gregg S. Meyer has been serving as Interim President since Norton’s departure and will continue in that role until Dr. Roberts is transitions from his other roles, expected this spring.