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Schreiber appointed president of Baystate Medical Practices

Date: 4/17/2014

SPRINGFIELD – Dr. John R. Schreiber, MPH, has been appointed president of Baystate Medical Practices and chief physician executive of Baystate Health, joining the health system’s senior leadership team.

Schreiber comes to Baystate from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He was also chief administrative officer and pediatrician-in-chief of the Floating Hospital for Children, the 100-bed primary affiliate children’s hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, where he was instrumental in forging clinical partnerships as part of the hospital’s collaborative care delivery model serving four local community hospitals and patients and families in metro Boston.

Earlier in his career, Schreiber served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and was a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Microbiology. He played a leading role in the opening of the new University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital.

“We are confident that Dr. Schreiber’s numerous achievements in teaching and mentoring the next generation of physicians in varied care settings, his nurturing of physician partnerships, his ability to support a robust clinical research program, and in exceeding quality and safety standards, will help us meet our strategic needs, the vision of our organization, and the needs of our community,” Dr. Mark A. Keroack, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Baystate Health, said.

Schreiber received his bachelor’s degree at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana. He also completed a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and his clinical and research Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Active in the area of research, Schreiber’s research and laboratory work has been devoted to creating better vaccines to prevent devastating diseases in children.

Schreiber has served on numerous professional committees for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Infectious Disease Society of America, American Association of Immunologists, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He also has served on the National Institutes of Health study section and VA Merit Review Boards and has participated in Food and Drug Administration site visits.

Honored for his achievements in the field of medicine, Schreiber was the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Immunologists.

He has also authored more than 70 scholarly publications.

Schreiber and his wife, Becky, are the parents of two sons, both in graduate school.