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Patricia Reid Ponte

Associate Professor of the Practice


Dr. Reid Ponte is an associate professor of the practice at both the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing and The Woods College of Advanced Studies, Master of Health Administration Program. She has an appointment as a Professor of Practice at Simmons University, College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences where she teaches in the DNP Nurse Executive Leadership Program.

She is a member of the board of trustee at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA and a member of the Beth Israel Lahey Health System Quality Committee.

Before her appointments as a faculty member at Boston College in 2018, Dr. Reid Ponte served as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Executive Director of Oncology Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts for 17 years. During that time she served as a project co-pi of an NCI U54 and U56 grant establishing an accelerated BSN to Ph.D. Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Oncology and Health Disparities with the University of MA, Boston.

Dr. Reid Ponte also held clinical and leadership positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Tufts-New England Medical Center, where she began her nursing career in 1976. 

She received a research intensive Doctor of Nursing Science degree in 1989, and a Masters of Nursing Science degree in 1979 both from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was a 2001 Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow and is an active member of the American Academy of Nursing. Her scholarly work focuses on health care quality, patient and family centered care, and health system leadership.


  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Board of Trustee Member
  • Immediate Past President of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors