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Kiame Mahaniah, MD

Kiame Mahaniah, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Community Health Center

Inspired by a childhood divided between a war-affected third world country – the Congo – and a high performing first world one (Switzerland), as well as parents intimately involved in rural development NGOs, Dr. Mahaniah brings a burning passion for social justice and the fight against health disparities to his work as CEO at the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn Massachusetts.

He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as a National Health Service Corps scholar, and graduated from the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been working in federally qualified community health centers ever since.  

His clinical interests lie in teaching and integrating opioid addiction treatment into primary care. He was the 2012-2013 Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine Physician of the Year and holds an appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Articles by Kiame Mahaniah, MD
How Lean Can Help Deliver Social Justice While Boosting Quality Health Care
In this podcast, developed from a talk at the 2018 Lean Transformation Summit learn how the Lynn Community Health Center is building successors by turning a recent leadership transition into a catalyst for improvement. More »
Surviving CEO Change, Evolving Through Culture and Being a Humble Leader
Dr. Mahaniah was kind enough to sit down with LEI’s Chairman, John Shook to talk about growing up in different cultures, from the Congonese to the Quakers, and how he became a CEO in an organization trying to become lean, and helped keep that movement going. More »
Workshops Taught by Kiame Mahaniah, MD
Visualize the Thinking at the Obeya -- from Daily Struggle of Management to Charting the Way Forward (at the 2020 Lean Summit) Do you strive to become an exceptional thinking organization? This session will move you closer to that goal as you experience the real-life struggle of a CEO and his team to get an intimate view of how their thinking evolved.   You’ll explore how to use visual management and ultimately an obeya room to reflect and support the work of management so the urgency of today doesn’t get in the way of achieving organizational priorities.   Anchored in self-learning and practice, the CEO created a daily thinking practice that informed the beginnings of a management obeya. The CEO thought about the work of management objectively through both a process and outcome lens.    You’ll understand that as thinking evolves, so does the obeya and learn how to use an obeya to More »