Shelly Anderson Named Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Inaugural Hospital President

Shelly Anderson, MPM

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced that Shelly Anderson, MPM, will join the institution as the inaugural Hospital President on September 25. Anderson joins MSK from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, where she has been a member of the executive leadership team since 2011, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

As the Hospital President at MSK, Anderson will be responsible for planning, executing, and leading a broad range of operational functions. This includes overseeing the operations of Memorial Hospital and ensuring seamless coordination in cancer care across MSK’s expanding outpatient network, with locations in Brooklyn, Westchester County, Long Island, and New Jersey. In addition, Anderson will drive the integration of patient care, operational efficiency, financial sustainability, and outstanding patient experience and outcomes across the clinical enterprise.

“On behalf of the MSK community, I am delighted to welcome Shelly as MSK’s first Hospital President,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS, President and CEO of MSK. “Shelly is a highly collaborative leader who brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, strategy implementation, and operations improvement and will help us embrace change for the future, foster continuous improvement, and advance our mission to end cancer for life.”

Anderson has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at BWH since October 2020. In that role, she was responsible for the operations of the academic medical center, a community hospital, three large ambulatory care centers, and a physician organization. Additionally, in partnership with Dana-Farber, she oversaw operations for the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Innovation and Chief Strategy Officer, where she was responsible for collaborating with other BWH leaders to design and execute strategic initiatives, designing and leading the Active Asset Management program, and working to innovate best practices and facilitate organizational accountability.

“I am honored to serve as the first Hospital President at MSK and to work alongside the outstanding leadership team and staff across the institution,” said Anderson. “I look forward to joining this world-class cancer center dedicated to patient care, discovery science, and clinical care model innovation, with locations, services, and impact throughout the world.”

Before joining BWH, Anderson worked for several years in healthcare consulting. She earned a master’s degree in policy management at Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree at Concordia College.