Wayne Keathley

Baylor College of Medicine Associate Dean, Health Systems Management Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Global Health Baylor Global Initiatives

Wayne Keathley was appointed President in January 2014. He previously served as President of the Baylor College of Medicine Health Network and was a key member of the team that established the joint venture agreement with Catholic Health Initiatives to create the new health care enterprise.

Mr. Keathley is a nationally recognized leader with over 35 years of experience in healthcare planning, operations, and program development. He led The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for over nine years as President and Chief Operating Officer and also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for The Mount Sinai Medical Center which includes the Icahn School of Medicine. During his tenure the hospital enjoyed a remarkable period of growth, outstanding financial performance, and expansion of clinical programs throughout the greater New York communities. He created a hospital program development team that established over 200 practice sites and multiple hospital affiliations and alliances to create the Mount Sinai Health Network. Mr. Keathley also established unique health education and outreach programs for the diverse ethnic populations of New York and created an award-winning diabetes education program to reach patients and families in underserved communities. The diabetes education and outreach program was recognized as a “best practices” program by multiple accreditation and advisory organizations. During his tenure the hospital was recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence and as a US News Honor Roll Hospital (top 20) for the first time.

Before joining The Mount Sinai Hospital, Wayne previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Peter’s Healthcare Services in Albany, New York, Vice President of Operations at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and as Vice President of Professional Services for The Brooklyn Hospital. His areas of technical competence include systems design, regulatory affairs and risk management, and clinical program development. 

Mr. Keathley is actively involved with several international organizations including a role as senior board advisor to Glocal Health Systems (India), Board of Advisors to the Horizons Clinic (The Gambia, West Africa), and special advisor and consultant to a not-for-profit healthcare development initiative in Guinea-Bissau. He also serves as senior advisor on strategic operations and program development to the North Shore Health System in New York. Wayne is a frequent speaker at national forums on system design and operations and health policy and has been guest lecturer at Columbia University School of Public Health, the Baruch School of Business Administration (New York), and the Greater New York Hospital Association administrative internship program.

Mr. Keathley holds a Masters of Public Health, Health Administration from the Columbia School of Public Health and the Columbia University School of Business Administration in New York. He is Associate Dean of Health Systems and Assistant Professor of the Baylor College of Medicine.