painting of white-haired, seated man, wearing glasses, a gray suit, and a bow tie.

Portrait of W. Nicholas Thorndike (1933-2021)

Thorndike was an MGH trustee known for his leadership. He had a major role in selecting four of the hospital’s presidents and he was Chairman of the Board, then President of the Corporation, during the formation of Partners HealthCare (now Mass General Brigham). The son of a noted sports medicine surgeon at Mass General, Thorndike was a longtime friend of the institution.