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Executive Bios


Mark R. Neaman

Mark R. Neaman
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Mark R. Neaman serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of NorthShore University HealthSystem. For 26 years prior, Neaman served as NorthShore’s President and CEO, leading its transformation into a $2 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, which includes four hospitals, 100 medical offices, a 900 physician multispecialty group practice and Research Institute. 

Neaman earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1972; and Master’s Degree in Business/Healthcare Administration from Ohio State in 1974. He began his management career at Evanston Hospital as an Administrative Assistant in 1974.  From 1974 to present, he has held numerous positions at the Hospital and for the Corporation. He was named Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in January 1992. 

Mr. Neaman has served in a variety of leadership roles of healthcare-related organizations.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served on the Board of Governors for the College (1997-2004) and was Chairman in 2002-2003.  He is a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council (1992-present) and has served as the Chairman of the Board (2005-2007).  He is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA); served on the Regional Advisory Board of AHA and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Hospital Association.  He was Chairman of the Board (1997-1998) of the National Committee for Quality Health Care in Washington, D.C.; was the founding Chairman of the Board for LifeSource Regional Blood Center (1983-1989). He is a member of the International Hospital Federation (since 1980); Past President of The Ohio State University Alumni Association (1980-81); is a Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago; and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago (since 1992).  He is a member of Health Insights (1985-present) and served as Chairman (1998-2000).  He served on the Board of Directors of the VHA Health Foundation, Inc. (1998-2001).  He was a Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) Representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) (2007-2010). He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Illinois H.I.E. Board from 2010 to 2013.  Since 2004, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the publicly-traded Advisory Board Companies in Washington, D.C.  

Amongst various honors, Mr. Neaman received a Healthcare Fellowship with the International Hospital Federation in 1980.  He was named “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” in 1988 from the 40,000 member ACHE; and the “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” Award from The Ohio State University Graduate School in 1988.  He was named “Healthcare CEO of the Year” by HIMSS/Modern Healthcare in 2005 and was the Gold Medal Awardee in 2009 of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Neaman was the recipient of the Chicago Health Executives Forum Career Achievement Award in 2014.


J.P. Gallagher

 

Gerald "J.P." Gallagher
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gerald “J.P.” Gallagher assumed the role of NorthShore President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. In his previous role as Chief Operating officer, Gallagher was responsible for overall system operations, clinical quality results and financial performance. During his tenure the system has combined strong operating performance with significant improvements in quality and patient safety, the use of technology to enhance patient engagement and significant capital improvements across its campuses.

Prior to becoming COO, Mr. Gallagher served as President of Evanston Hospital, the flagship teaching hospital for the system.  Evanston Hospital has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital by Truven Analytics for eighteen years – more than any other health care system in the nation.   Mr. Gallagher was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s “Up and Comers” in 2010.

Before joining NorthShore, Mr. Gallagher served in a variety of hospital leadership roles with Advocate Health Care at its Christ Medical Center campus.  He also completed his Administrative Fellowship at Advocate.  Mr. Gallagher started his health care career as an Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Washington, DC.

Mr. Gallagher received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Young Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities of Chicago.


Sean O'Grady

Sean O'Grady
Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Sean O’Grady serves as Chief Clinical Operations Officer at NorthShore, responsible for leading NorthShore Hospitals, Medical Group operations, Nursing, Home Health and Hospice and Health Information Technology. O’Grady previously served as President of NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital. O'Grady began his NorthShore career with the Medical Group in 2007 as Vice President, Specialty Practices. As President of Glenbrook Hospital, he was responsible for operations, management, strategic planning and program development. Prior to joining NorthShore, O'Grady worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as Vice President, Operations, and at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in various administrative positions. O'Grady completed The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis fellowship in 1994. He earned his bachelor's degree from Bradley University and his master's in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa.


Kristen Murtos

Kristen Murtos
Chief Administrative and Strategy Officer

Kristen Murtos hold the position of Chief Administrative and Strategy Officer, leading NorthShore’s strategy and business development initiatives. She previously served as President of NorthShore Skokie Hospital. In her new role, Murtos also oversees a wide range of critical corporate functions Business Services and Revenue Cycle, Managed Care Contracting, Legal and Audit and Compliance and Marketing and Corporate Communications. Murtos joined NorthShore in 1998 as Vice President of the Medical Group. As President of Skokie Hospital, she was responsible for the hospital's operations, management, strategic planning and program development. Murtos has a bachelor's degree from University of Illinois and earned master's degrees in Business Administration and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.


Douglas Silverstein

Douglas Silverstein
President, Evanston Hospital 

Douglas M. Silverstein has been with NorthShore since 1992. Currently he serves as President of Evanston Hospital, where he is responsible for the operations, management, strategic planning and program development. Silverstein has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.


Jesse Peterson Hall

Jesse Peterson Hall
President, Highland Park Hospital

Jesse Peterson Hall graduated from Western Australian Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Applied Science. He obtained his MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He joined the staff of NorthShore in 2002 as Senior Vice President at Evanston Hospital. Prior to joining NorthShore, Hall served in administrative roles at Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Memorial Health Services in Long Beach, California.


Joseph Golbus, MD

Joseph Golbus, MD
President, NorthShore Medical Group

Dr. Joseph Golbus is President and CEO of the 900-plus physician, multispecialty group practice. He graduated from the University of Illinois summa cum laude and received his MD from the same institution. This was followed by residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine at Evanston Hospital, and fellowship training in rheumatology at the University of Michigan Hospitals and the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit. Dr. Golbus has received his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In addition to his full-time responsibilities running the NorthShore Medical Group, Dr. Golbus remains a practicing physician and has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Arthritis Foundation Leadership Award, and has been consistently named as one of America's "Top Doctors." He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.


Michael S. Caplan, MD

Michael S. Caplan, MD
Chief Science Officer, NorthShore Research Institute

Dr. Michael Caplan functions as lead corporate executive for research development and administration as well as principal day-to-day administrator of the NorthShore-University of Chicago research partnership. Dr. Caplan also serves as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Caplan graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. At Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Caplan completed residency training in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Caplan remains a practicing neonatologist and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Caplan has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Award and the March of Dimes Jonas Salk Health Services Award. Dr. Caplan has been with NorthShore for over 20 years.


Murray T. Ancell

Murray T. Ancell
Executive Director, NorthShore Foundation

Murray Ancell joined NorthShore in 2007. As Executive Director of NorthShore Foundation, he is responsible for overseeing all philanthropy in support of the organization. Ancell completed his undergraduate work at the University of East Anglia and graduate studies at the University of Surrey. Prior to joining NorthShore he worked in London and Brussels for ExxonMobil Supply and Trading, before becoming Corporate Director of Customer Experience at The Hardage Group, a privately-owned hotel and real estate development company headquartered in San Diego, California.. Ancell is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).