P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Kedar Mate, 2003

President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Kedar Mate is the child of immigrants from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Harvard University

Kedar Mate, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President of the Lucian Leape Institute, and a member of the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mate’s scholarly work has focused on health system design, health care quality, strategies for achieving large-scale change, and approaches to improving value. Previously Dr. Mate worked at Partners In Health, the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as IHI’s Chief Innovation and Education Officer.  Dr. Mate has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and white papers and has received multiple honors including serving as a Soros Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, Zetema Panelist, and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History and from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree.  You can follow him on twitter at @KedarMate

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2005
  • BA History | Brown University 1999
Work History
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President and Chief Executive Officer | July 2020 - PRESENT
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Chief Innovation Officer | July 2016 - July 2020
  • Lucian Leape Institute, President
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Faculty Member
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