Kenneth D. Gibbs has served as CEO of Maimonides Medical Center(MMC) since January 2016. In March of 2022 he also took on the role of President of Maimonides Health, the Brooklyn-based health system that includes both MMC and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (MMCH) as well as a broad network of ambulatory services.
Mr. Gibbs joined the Board of Trustees at Maimonides Medical Center in 2013 and was Chair from May 2014 through December 2015, during which time Maimonides formed an affiliation with Northwell Health.
During his tenure as President & CEO, MMC has continued to build upon its legacy of clinical excellence and innovation, achieving designation as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and establishing Brooklyn’s only Pediatric Trauma Center and Comprehensive Spine Center. For each of the last four years, Maimonides has ranked among the top 10 health systems nationwide for clinical performance according to comparative data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute is consistently among the nation’s top performers and in 2020 ranked #1 in the nation for heart attack survival rates. Maimonides’ Jaffe Comprehensive Stroke Center is among the top 1% in the U.S. for patient survival rates.
As President & CEO Mr. Gibbs has overseen the development of several significant capital and strategic initiatives. In 2018 Maimonides formed a relationship with MMCH (then known as New York Community Hospital), leading up to an affiliation agreement through which MMCH became part of Maimonides in 2021. Also in 2020, Maimonides issued $140 million in bonds to finance a major modernization of the main campus including creation of Brooklyn’s first stand-alone pediatric emergency department.
Mr. Gibbs is Chair of the Board of Healthfirst and currently serves on the Board of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.
Before leading Maimonides, Mr. Gibbs was President of the Municipal Securities Group of Jefferies, LLC for seven years. Prior to that, he was the CEO of DEPFA First Albany Securities, LLC and held several leadership positions at First Albany Capital, Inc. over the course of 14 years. He also held various investment banking positions at Lazard Freres, First Boston and Kidder Peabody.
Mr. Gibbs is a member of the Executive Committee and past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York Citizens Budget Commission. He is a member of the Board of Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors. He is a past Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) PAC, past Chair of SIFMA’s Municipal Executive Committee and a past member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Mr. Gibbs holds a B.A. from Harvard College. He is a native New Yorker and with his wife has raised four children.