Pat A. Basu, MD, MBA

pat basu president and ceo

President and Chief Executive Officer

Former Stanford physician and White House Advisor, Pat A. Basu, MD, MBA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc., which includes the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Comprehensive Cancer Care Network of hospitals and outpatient care centers as well as new business ventures designed to expand access to the network’s high-quality oncology care. He also serves as a member of the CTCA National Board of Directors.

Dr. Basu has held numerous senior executive positions in the health care and private equity sectors. He co-founded Doctor on Demand, a pioneering telehealth service and the largest provider of telehealth video visits in the US. He also led several businesses for Optum/UnitedHealth, where he served as Senior Vice President and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of UnitedHealth Group, the largest health care firm in the United States.

Dr. Basu also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer at vRad, a transformative telehealth provider that delivers timely and quality radiology services to millions of patients, and he was a co-founder of Extend MD, a web portal designed to enhance outpatient care, and of STARS Luncheon, a nonprofit that supports the career success of disadvantaged children. He has been a member of the advisory boards of Walgreens, General Electric, CareCredit, the McKinsey & Co. management consultant firm and the American Medical Association and has consulted for several Fortune 500 firms, venture capital firms and large hospital systems. Most recently, he was a partner at Chicago Pacific Founders Private Equity & Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

Outside the corporate realm, Dr. Basu has assumed many community and public service leadership roles. A board-certified radiologist with expertise in treating cancer patients, Dr. Basu continues to provide care to veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital System. He has served on The Council on Foreign Relations, the United States-Japan Foundation, the Illinois State Board of Health, the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government & Public Affairs and as a Regional Commissioner of the White House Fellows. Today, he sits on the Board of Directors for the University of Illinois and the Stanford University Medical Alumni Association.

Dr. Basu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He later received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, while simultaneously earning a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the university’s Booth School of Business. He then went on to complete the Stanford Business School’s Faculty Leadership Program, teaching Stanford medical and MBA students, among other responsibilities, in his role as Founding Faculty Director of Health Policy and Finance.

Dr. Basu took a leave of absence from Stanford University to serve as a White House Fellow and Senior Advisor, serving at the highest levels of federal government while helping to execute portions of then-President Obama’s economic and health agenda.

Dr. Basu is a recipient of the American Medical Association’s National Excellence Award for Leadership, the Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Award, Stanford Medicine’s Physician of the Year Award, University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Distinguished Alumni Award. He has delivered keynote addresses at over 150 corporations, universities, governments and professional societies and has provided expert commentary and opinion numerous times on CBS, NBC, WGN, NPR and other national networks.