Tim Babineau, MD, is president and CEO of Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest health care system.
In 2008, Dr. Babineau was appointed president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital and, until January 2015, continued to serve as the hospital’s chief executive after he was appointed Lifespan’s president and CEO in 2012. He is also a professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Prior to joining Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Babineau was the senior vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Prior to this appointment, he held numerous administrative positions, including vice chairman of the division of surgery, surgical residency program director and director of the center for minimally invasive surgery at Boston Medical Center. He also was surgeon-in-chief and medical director for the Boston Medical Center Surgical Associates at Quincy Medical Center. He has been a trustee for the University of Massachusetts and a member of its audit and finance committee.
Dr. Babineau is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors, including most recently the Corporate Citizen Award from Providence Business News, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Arthritis Foundation and induction into the Hall of Fame of St. Bernard’s High School. He has repeatedly been listed as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and a Top Doctor in America by Boston Consumers’ Checkbook and is a five-time recipient of Becker’s 105 Physician Leaders to Know.
He has authored more than 100 book chapters and abstracts. He serves on the Rhode Island Quality Institute’s Board of Directors, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s Board of Directors, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Health System Administrative Board.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University. Dr. Babineau completed his internship and residency at New England Deaconess Hospital as well as a fellowship in surgical nutrition and metabolism. He also has been professor of surgery at the University of Maryland (2005-2008), associate professor surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (1999-2005), and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School (1986-1999).