Kenneth Samet
MedStar Health President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Samet is responsible for a $6.5 billion not-for-profit, healthcare delivery system. Samet provides strategic oversight and management for MedStar Health—the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. Prior to becoming MedStar Health’s president and chief executive officer in 2008, Samet served as the system’s first chief operating officer since MedStar Health’s inception in 1998. Samet has dedicated his career to health care, serving as president of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, one of the nation’s largest tertiary care hospitals, in the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2000. From the mid-1980s to 1990, Samet held a variety of leadership positions with the Medlantic Healthcare Group, which merged with Helix Health in 1998 to create MedStar Health. He holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.