Jonathan Weld, Chairman of the Hospital Center’s Board of Trustees, states, “We are very pleased to have a hospital executive of Richard Becker’s stature take over the helm of our hospital. With his distinguished record of accomplishments and demonstrated leadership ability, Dr. Becker is well-suited to lead TBHC as it reaches its goal of becoming a model urban healthcare provider.” Dr. Becker is noted for his ability to strengthen relationships and build consensus between different groups both internally and with the external community.
Prior to joining TBHC on June 30, 2008, Dr. Becker served as Chief Executive Officer of The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and as Dean of Clinical Affairs at The George Washington University Medical Center.
Dr. Becker received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1981 and his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1985. He is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and was Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The George Washington School of Medicine. He also received his M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in 1998. Dr. Becker and his wife Rachel, a psychiatrist and a native New Yorker, have three young children.