Born and raised in New Jersey, Tommy Ibrahim has followed a unique path to the C-suite. In England, Ibrahim received his Doctor of Medicine degree and his Bachelor of Medical Science degree. He then returned to the U.S. to complete his internal medicine residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Johns Hopkins.
Armed with a medical degree, Ibrahim began his career as a resident physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, which led to similar roles at Carroll Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. By 2011, after several years of working in different hospitals, he had made it to Chief of Staff at RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, located in Glenview, Illinois.
Eventually, he transitioned his career from practicing medicine to serving in administration. From December 2017 to June 2020, he held leadership positions at Integris Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Oklahoma.
Based on this success, Ibrahim caught the eye of Bassett Healthcare Network, an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. In July 2020, after a nationwide search, Ibrahim was named Bassett's resident and Chief Executive Officer.
Since then, Ibrahim has had a remarkably successful run at Bassett, guiding the business through significant market turbulence, including the pandemic, which broke out at about the time of his arrival. Because of his ability to overcome these challenges, while improving his company's stability and profitability, in July 2022 Bassett and Ibrahim agreed to an early contract extension, pushing the expiration date from December 2024 to the end of 2029.
“Dr. Ibrahim has championed a number of visionary initiatives that have positioned our network well for growth and financial stability, while advancing our mission to improve patient health and community well-being,” explained Doug Hastings, Bassett Healthcare Network Board of Directors Chair. “Tommy’s strategic vision, work ethic, and calm resolve have been of immeasurable value.”
Away from Bassett, Ibrahim is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow in Hospital Medicine, and received the Certified Physician Executive accreditation from the American Association of Physician Leadership. He also holds a master’s in health administration from Seton Hall University.