Dr. Daniel Derman is the senior vice president of Administration for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, overseeing the organization’s Innovation Department and International Department since 2015.
As the chief innovation executive for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Derman is responsible for managing the Northwestern Medicine Innovation Center. He has played several key roles in the health system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including co-leading development of testing and vaccine distribution strategies.
In years past, Dr. Derman oversaw the Immediate Care Centers, MyNM Service Center (for staff Human Resources and IT support), and Occupational Health. Dr. Derman is the former president of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, which was acquired by Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 1995. He earned his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984. After training in internal medicine from 1984 to 1987 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Derman served as chief medical resident from 1987 to 1988. He grew up in Habonim, a Labor Zionist youth movement. He once was the head of one of their camps in the Midwest and still holds their values close to his heart.