Sharon O’Keefe


Since July 2022, Ms. O’Keefe has served as a member of our Board. Sharon served as President of the University of Chicago Medical Center from 2011- July 2020. As President she oversaw a $2.1B clinical enterprise which focused on integrating the patient care mission of the medical center with the education and research missions of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division.

Ms. O’Keefe’s career spans more than 40 years, beginning with her pursuits as a nurse and then extending into executive leadership. Sharon has served as Senior Vice President for Operations at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has also held leadership roles with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.