Marc L. Boom, MD

President and CEO, Ella Fondren and Josie Roberts Presidential Distinguished Centennial Chair, Houston Methodist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Academic Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Boom is president and CEO of Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas. Houston Methodist is a 1,000+ bed hospital network consistently ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News & World Report, and named by FORTUNE as one of America’s “100 Best companies to Work for.” Houston Methodist is affiliated with a number of academic institutions that support its teaching and research initiatives. These include Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston; Texas A&M and UT-Health Science Center.

Dr. Boom holds a B.S. in Biology with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.D. with High Honors from Baylor College of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and fellowships in geriatric medicine and general medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Boom is also an assistant professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, an adjunct professor of management, policy and community health at The University of Texas School of Public Health and previously an adjunct professor of Management at Rice University. Dr. Boom is a member of numerous professional and community organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, The Leadership Institute, the American College of Physician Executives, the University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council; and, the American Heart Association where he is Past-President of the Board for the Houston Office. He represents Houston Methodist Hospital within the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Hospital Association as well as the Greater Houston Partnership, where he is chair of the Health Care Advisory Committee. He maintains a part-time clinical practice where his special interests are preventive medicine, lipid disorders, and hypertension.

Education & Training

MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

Is the worst of the COVID-19 global pandemic yet to come? Application of financial mathematics as candidate predictive tools
Dogra, P, Koay, EJ, Wang, Z, Vahidy, FS, Ferrari, M, Pasqualini, R, Arap, W, Boom, ML, Dirk Sostman, H & Cristini, V 2021, , Translational Psychiatry, vol. 11, no. 1, 299.

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among Black and Hispanic patients: Cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2020, , Unknown Journal.

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Asymptomatic Health Care Workers in the Greater Houston, Texas, Area
Vahidy, FS, Bernard, DW, Boom, ML, Drews, AL, Christensen, P, Finkelstein, J & Schwartz, RL 2020, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. e2016451.

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic healthcare workers in greater Houston: A cross-sectional analysis of surveillance data from a large healthcare system
Vahidy, FS, Sostman, HD, Bernard, DW, Boom, ML, Drews, AL, Christensen, P, Finkelstein, J, Kash, BA, Phillips, RA & Schwartz, RL 2020, , Unknown Journal.

Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients during Initial Peak and Resurgence in the Houston Metropolitan Area
Vahidy, FS, Drews, AL, Masud, FN, Schwartz, RL, Askary, BB, Boom, ML & Phillips, RA 2020, , JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 324, no. 10, pp. 998-1000.

Impact of an engaged workforce on patient care: Our culture of i care
Boom, ML 2016, . in Americas Healthcare Transformation: Strategies and Innovations. Rutgers University Press, pp. 345-354.

Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa surgical site infections after arthroscopic procedures: Texas, 2009
Tosh, PK, Disbot, M, Duffy, JM, Boom, ML, Heseltine, G, Srinivasan, A, Gould, CV & Berríos-Torres, SI 2011, , Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1179-1186.

Building a transcontinental affiliation: A new model for academic health centers
Sostman, HD, Forese, LL, Boom, ML, Schroth, L, Klein, AA, Mushlin, AI, Hagale, JE, Pardes, H, Girotto, RG & Gotto, AM 2005, , Academic Medicine, vol. 80, no. 11, pp. 1046-1053.

Fundamentals of financial statement analysis for academic physician managers
Danzi, JT & Boom, ML 1998, , Academic Medicine, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 363-369.