Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP

Vice Chair
Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital


Christopher Fortier PharmD, FASHP, is currently the Chief Pharmacy Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.  He is responsible for the management for all aspects of Mass General’s pharmacy enterprise including all inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy services both on and off-campus and for over 400 employees.  Additionally, Chris chairs the Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners Healthcare) Chief Pharmacy Officer’s Council and is responsible for leading large scale pharmacy initiatives at the health system level.   

Chris graduated from Bishop Stang High School, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and completed a PGY-1/PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center in Charleston.  He has given over 100 national and international presentations and has academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Connecticut, and Northeastern University.  

Chris has served in healthcare leadership roles for numerous state and national professional organizations, has published in multiple healthcare journals, and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including NBC Nightly News, the Associated Press, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post.

His volunteerism most recently includes work with the Hunger Commission of the United Way of Greater New Bedford, the Home Base program for veterans, and serving as the MGH institutional co-chair of the MGH My Giving Helps fund. Chris currently serves on the Fall River Diocesan Bishops Pastoral Council and is the vice-chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Board of Directors.

Chris resides in Marion with his family.