Karen Teitelbaum

Independent Board Director


Illinois Health & Hospital Association, Treasurer



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Karen Teitelbaum is the President/Chief Executive Officer at Sinai Health System, an urban, teaching healthcare system comprised of four hospitals, an epidemiological research institute focusing on healthcare disparities, a community institute with over 25 distinct programs, over 800 medical staff members, and 4,000 employees. Focused on the delivery of high quality services in an efficient and cost effective manner, Sinai Health System has achieved national recognition in quality while reducing costs by millions of dollars due to greater efficiency and management of population health.

Karen serves on the boards of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (Nominating and Governing Committee), Women in Health-Life Sciences, the David Lynch Foundation Advisory Council, and has served on the boards of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Family Health Network, the Theraplay Institute, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation, and the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School. She is a member of the American Hospital Association Task Force on Ensuring Access for Vulnerable Communities, and has been a member of the American Hospital Association Council on Maternal Fetal Health, and chaired the Building Committee for a significant Federally Qualified Healthcare Center. She is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, and the Commercial Club of Chicago.

She has been named one of “130 Nonprofit Hospital & Health System CEOs to Know” by Becker ́s Hospital Review, as well as being named one of the “Leaders of Chicago Healthcare” by the same publication. Karen has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in managed care and marketing and strategy for nonprofit organizations, and is a frequently requested national speaker on healthcare delivery topics such as population health management in an urban environment.

Karen holds a Master’s of Management degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

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