Board Director, Central Maine Healthcare
Chief, CMH Oncology Institute – Joint Commission International– Quality & Patient Safety – Philanthropy
Hector Tarraza, MD is a strategic and respected physician leader, who is frequently called upon for his knowledge and expertise in obstetrics, gynecology and oncology. He has extensive experience in worldwide cancer prevention, education, surgery and medical leadership.
A graduate from Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tarraza completed his residency training in the Combined Harvard OB/GYN at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham Women’s followed by Harvard Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship in 1987. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work over his career including the Tufts University Medical Student Excellence in Teaching Award, Operational Excellence Physician Champion Award, named Honorary Visiting Professor of OBGYN, Singapore, and received the Distinguished Service to Healthcare Philanthropy Award. Dr. Tarraza has over 30 publications, 40 abstracts, 3 Chapters and 1 book. He has Co-Chaired two capital campaigns and served as committee member on three other campaigns. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Tarraza has led over 100 medical missions throughout the world caring for some of the poorest communities on the planet.
As the newly appointed Central Maine Healthcare Board Director, Hector brings a direct voice of physicians and has strong essential competencies including: leadership experience in larger not-for-profit or public sector entities, reliability science/quality expertise, and strategic thinking/business development track record.