David Keyes

Each summer, Brigham Health welcomes a new class of Deland Fellows in Health Care and Society, who participate in a one-year administrative experience that prepares early-career professionals to be leaders of health care institutions. Fellows work closely with a member of the senior leadership team who serves as their mentor.

This is the second story in a three-part series introducing BWH Bulletin readers to this year’s Deland Fellows. This week, meet David Keyes, MS.

Name: David Keyes

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Executive mentor: Chief Financial Officer Chris Dunleavy, MBA, CPA

Previous role: Most recently, I studied Healthcare Management at Johns Hopkins University while working as the senior manager of Strategy and Analytics at the American Academy of PAs, the national professional organization for physician assistants.

What drew you to BWH? The Brigham family is all about challenging, supporting and working together to solve the issues that face health care. I was drawn to the Brigham because of this culture of collaborative innovation and the people who push that work forward – both of which make me optimistic about the future of health care.

What are you looking forward to working on? I am excited to contribute to many of the important initiatives that are enabling the Brigham to realize its vision of a healthier world. In terms of specific projects, I am looking forward to working on expanding access to care through the development of the new ambulatory clinic in Westwood. In addition, I am excited to be involved in projects that leverage data and technology to deliver care efficiently and effectively. Of course, the success of these projects depends on a strong financial foundation, so I hope to learn how to develop financially sustainable solutions to health care challenges.

Your dream job: My dream job is to build health care teams that can solve problems and achieve improved patient outcomes. During the fellowship, I am hoping to explore where those teams can have the biggest impact.

Fun facts about you: My parents always kept my four siblings and me busy with sports and music. I continue to enjoy both by playing soccer, running and going to concerts and Red Sox games.