Kenneth Samet
President and CEO, MedStar Health
Kenneth A. Samet serves as MedStar Health President and Chief Executive Officer and provides strategic oversight and management for MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Samet served as president and chief operating officer of MedStar Health, and was responsible for all aspects of system-wide operations. Prior to that, Mr. Samet served as the system’s first chief operating officer since MedStar’s inception in 1998. Mr. Samet has dedicated his career to health care. He received his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan in 1982. Mr. Samet served 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, Mr. Samet held a variety of leadership positions with the Medlantic Healthcare Group, which merged with Helix Health in 1998 to create MedStar Health. Samet is presently a member of several other boards in addition to Evolent’s.