CNS Advisory Board Member

Anita Karcz

Anita Karcz '71 BS is an entrepreneur and physician. She is currently Senior Vice President at ZurickDavis, a health care executive search firm. She spent several years as a practicing emergency physician and was active in hospital and professional society leadership roles. She has performed research and product development in the areas of clinical outcomes and decision support. She was Vice President of Clinical Product Development at InterQual Inc., a company that developed utilization criteria for hospitals and managed care. Dr. Karcz has been on the founding team of three medical device companies and has served as a management team member or business advisor at several other early biotechnology, medical device, and health care IT companies. She was Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of the Institute for Health Metrics, an organization providing data services to hospitals. 

She served as a member of the AHRQ advisory panel on severity adjustment research. She was also an invited participant for the President’s Council for Science and Technology Advisory meeting in 2013. She has served as chair and board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, an organization helping entrepreneurs build successful companies.

Dr. Karcz has an MD from the UMass Medical School and an MBA from Northeastern University.