Dr. Eric J. Bieber is president and chief executive officer of Rochester Regional Health, one of the largest employers in upstate New York. He is responsible for over seventeen thousand employees, five hospitals, and a for-profit global company. He has a lifelong love of music, having been raised in the home of a high school principal and band director and a classically trained pianist. Bieber has played in jazz and rock bands professionally throughout his career.
He earned his BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and then a master of science in microbiology from Illinois State University. He then went on to receive his doctor of medicine degree at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, where he met his wife, who is also a physician. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Chicago. He later went on to earn a second master’s degree in health care management at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Bieber began his career as a practicing physician. He quickly became a leader in his field and authored multiple textbooks and scientific papers. He rose through the administrative ranks, from division chief at University of Chicago to department chair and chief medical officer at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania, to system chief medical officer, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) president, and regional hospital president at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to serving on the MIM board, Bieber is on the board of directors at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), and Premier, Inc. He and his wife are the proud parents of two sons, who are recent graduates from Pennsylvania State University and RIT, and Duke University, respectively.