Bob Atlas has been Maryland Hospital Association’s president and CEO since 2018. MHA serves as a strategic resource and advocate for all of Maryland’s hospitals and health systems in their collective efforts to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders. In 2021, The Daily Record named Bob to both its annual list of the most influential Marylanders and its inaugural Power 30 in Health Care.
Bob has a long professional history in health policy and the business of health care, with a national perspective and a focus on innovations in health care delivery and financing that produce value for people and payers.
For several decades before joining MHA, Bob led premier health care consultancies and served as strategic counselor to leading health care organizations, insurers, health technology firms, and state governments. He launched his career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and worked in the agency now known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Bob received a Master of Business Administration in health administration and finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Oberlin College. A Marylander for more than forty years, Bob lives in both Montgomery County and Talbot County.