Associate General Counsel, Director & Privacy Officer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kristen Ahearn is Associate General Counsel, Director, Compliance and Privacy Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MSK’s portfolio includes inpatient and outpatient care for oncology patients, a large research enterprise of human subjects research and basic lab work, as well as strategic business initiatives with several Alliance partners in the Northeast US. Kristen began working at MSK in September 1992 after graduating from the University of Scranton, BS Health Administration. She attended New York Law School’s evening program, graduating in 1999. Kristen joined MSK’s Compliance Office in May 2005, working on various topics, such a billing compliance and advising on MSK’s relationships with vendor and business partners. Since May 2008, Kristen assumed the Privacy Officer role and oversight of the Privacy program. Under her leadership, MSK’s privacy program handles all privacy incidents and patient privacy concerns, any regulatory activity related to privacy as well as providing routine advice to staff on compliance with the privacy regulation.