100 physician leaders of hospital and health systems | 2014

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize 100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems for 2014, based on leaders' healthcare experience, accolades and commitment to quality care.

 

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Physician leaders are presented in alphabetical order.

Richard Afable, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable is president and CEO of the integrated delivery system St. Joseph Hoag Health, the product of the February 2013 affiliation between St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Dr. Afable oversees seven hospitals, an expansive physician network and numerous ambulatory sites throughout Orange County. He is also the executive vice president and regional senior executive for St. Joseph Health in Southern California. Before the affiliation of the two health systems, Dr. Afable served as president and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and CMO of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East. He was also founder, president and CEO of Preferred Physician Partners, an Ohio-based physician practice management company.

Steve Allen, MD. CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Allen has served as CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital since July 2006. In addition to the hospital itself, Dr. Allen oversees The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and The Center for Family Safety and Healing. Under his direction, Nationwide Children's Hospital has adopted a strategic vision of developing children's health, including comprehensive clinical, research and education services. Dr. Allen also initiated numerous community partnerships with the goal of combating childhood obesity and prematurity. Prior to his current position, he was a physician, scientist, teacher and executive at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Allen is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine.

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. President and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Altschuler has served as president and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2000. He joined the hospital in 1982 as a fellow in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. During his first three decades at CHOP, Dr. Altschuler served as a physician-investigator, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, and CHOP's physician-in-chief. Dr. Altschuler also served as professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 1985 to 2000. Dr. Altschuler serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Free Library of Philadelphia and University HealthSystem Consortium.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence). Dr. Babineau, a board-certified general surgeon, has served as president and CEO of Lifespan since August 2012. Previously, Dr. Babineau served as president and CEO of the 719-bed Rhode Island Hospital and 247-bed Miriam Hospital, the facilities that joined in 1994 to form nonprofit Lifespan. Before leading Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, Dr. Babineau was senior vice president and CMO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore. He has also served in multiple leadership positions at Boston Medical Center. In October, Lifespan announced Margaret Van Bree, DrPH, will succeed Dr. Babineau as Rhode Island Hospital's president as he continues to serve as president and CEO of the Lifespan system, effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Ben Bache-Wiig, MD. Vice President of Allina Health and President of Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Dr. Bache-Wiig, who is board certified in internal medicine, serves as vice president of the Minneapolis-based Allina Health System and as president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the system's largest hospital. Prior to this role, he served as vice president of medical affairs for Abbott Northwestern from 2009 to 2011. Before then, he was part of the North Clinic, a multispecialty group in Minneapolis' northwestern metro area, for 20 years as a medical director and physician president.

David J. Bailey, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Nemours (Jacksonville, Fla.). Dr. Bailey became president and CEO of The Nemours Foundation, a children's health system, in 2006 after serving in various leadership positions throughout the system since 1997. His Nemours career began at the Nemours Children's Clinic in Orlando, Fla., and led him to serve as the system's first COO in 2003. Before joining Nemours, he established the division of pediatric gastroenterology at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. Dr. Bailey also served in the Army Medical Corps in various positions.

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH. CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). Dr. Batchlor is CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, expected to open in 2015. The hospital will serve approximately 1.2 million residents from South Los Angeles and will create more than 1,800 jobs. Dr. Batchlor is a leader in the effort to create a new, state-of-the-art, community oriented safety net hospital. Prior to joining MLK Jr. Community Hospital, she served on the executive leadership team of Los Angeles Care Health Plan as CMO. Dr. Batchlor also served as vice president healthcare finance, organization and operations at the California HealthCare Foundation in Oakland.

Richard B. Becker, MD. President and CEO of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital Center. Since 2008, Dr. Becker has served as president and CEO of Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464-bed facility that employs more than 2,700 people. In September, The Brooklyn Hospital Center became a clinical affiliate of New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, also in New York City. Prior to his role as Brooklyn Hospital Center CEO, Dr. Becker served as CEO of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was also dean of clinical affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Becker is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, which he taught as an associate professor at The George Washington School of Medicine.

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.). Dr. Beiter, who is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, was named president and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in October 2012. She is also the president of the Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Beiter has worked as a physician at St. Mary's Hospital for more than 20 years in numerous roles, including clinician, medical director for utilization management and CMO.

Richard Boehler, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare (Nashua, N.H.). Dr. Boehler was appointed president and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare in April 2013. Dr. Boehler has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. Early in his career, he served as vice president of medical affairs and CMO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., and senior vice president and CMO of Kennedy Health System in Voorhees, N.J. Most recently, Dr. Boehler was CMO for provider solutions at Emeryville, Calif.-based MedeAnalytics, a healthcare software technology company.

Marc Boom, MD, MBA. President and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System (Houston). Dr. Boom has served as president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System since January. Previously, Dr. Boom served as executive vice president of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, president and CEO of Methodist Diagnostic Hospital and president, CEO and medical director of Baylor-Methodist Primary Care Associates, a Houston-based network of primary care physicians. Dr. Boom is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and an adjunct professor of management at Rice University in Houston. He also maintains a part-time clinical practice, where his special interests include preventive medicine, lipid disorders and hypertension. Dr. Boom is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros became president and CEO of The MetroHealth System in June 2013. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in large community hospitals, specialty hospitals and academic medical centers. Most recently, Dr. Boutros served as president of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions, a consulting company that he founded and has since closed. He served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center in Roslyn, N.Y., for nearly two years, and as executive vice president, CMO and COO of South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., from 1997 to 2007.

George J. Brown, MD. President and CEO of Legacy Health System (Portland, Ore.). Dr. Brown, a gastroenterologist, has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience. He has served as president and CEO of Legacy Health since August 2008 and previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System. Dr. Brown also served in commanding officer CEO roles at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Wash.; Walter Reed Health Care System in Washington, D.C.; Blanchfield Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Letterman Army Institute of Research in San Francisco. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of brigadier general.

John R. Brumsted, MD. CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, Vt.). Dr. Brumsted currently serves as CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent organization of the health system and Central Vermont Medical Center. Until September, Dr. Brumsted also served as the health system's president. His relationship with the health system began in 1981 when he was a resident, and he continued to serve in a number of roles including CMO, chief quality officer and interim CEO from August 2011 to February 2012 when he was appointed CEO. Dr. Brumsted also served as a senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington and as medical director of the Vermont Health Plan and Vermont Managed Care. Dr. Brumsted is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility and is a member of the Vermont Medical Society Council.

John Cacciamani, MD, MBA. CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia). Dr. Cacciamani has served as CEO of 135-bed Chestnut Hill Hospital since March 2012. He previously served as chief of clinical operations and informatics for Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and is a past president of the Philadelphia Medical Society. Dr. Cacciamani is a board-certified internist and geriatric subspecialist.

John B. Chessare, MD. President and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare. Dr. Chessare, a pediatrician by training, has served as president and CEO of GBMC HealthCare since June 2010. In this role, he oversees 270-bed GBMC, a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices, a hospice organization and the GBMC Foundation. He previously served as president of Caritas Norwood (Mass.) Hospital, now called Norwood Hospital. In addition to his duties as president, Dr. Chessare served as the senior vice president for quality and patient safety of the entire Caritas Christi Health Care system. He has also been a consultant for regional and national healthcare organizations.

Steven J. Corwin, MD. CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York City). Dr. Corwin, a cardiologist and internist, has been CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System since September 2011. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of the hospital for six years and as senior vice president and CMO for seven years. He was named to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital established a new relationship in July with Bronxville, N.Y.-based Lawrence Hospital, now renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, as part of an effort to enhance care and reduce costs for the hospital's surrounding population.

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove has served as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic since 2004. He joined the system in 1975, and served as the chairman of the network's thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department from 1989 until he assumed his current role as CEO. Dr. Cosgrove is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal for his leadership and service. At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Cosgrove helped develop The Cosgrove Edwards Annuloplasy System, his namesake medical device to repair leaking heart valves that is used in hospitals across the U.S. He has received the Cleveland Clinic Innovator of the Year award and has 30 patents filed for developing medical and clinical products. Dr. Cosgrove was a recipient of a Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award in 2014.

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Dr. Davis has served as president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center since 2003, and he became president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System in 2013 when Mount Sinai Medical Center merged with Continuum Health Partners' hospitals Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan and Brooklyn; St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in Manhattan; and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Upon joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Davis became chief of psychiatry at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center. From 2003 to 2007, he was dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. One of the most highly cited researchers in the field of brain diseases, Dr. Davis received the 2009 George H. W. Bush '48 Lifetime of Leadership Award from Yale University in recognition of his research on Alzheimer's disease.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). As chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England, Dr. de la Torre oversees 11 hospitals, more than 17,000 employees and other affiliate entities, such as a home healthcare company. He became CEO of Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care in 2008 and continued as the CEO of Steward Health Care System, the for-profit system backed by New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, after it acquired Caritas Christi Health Care in November 2010. Before he was CEO of Caritas, Dr. de la Torres founded and served as CEO of the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and CEO of CardioVascular Management Associates, as well as chief of cardiac surgery at BIDMC.

James Downing, MD. President and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). In addition to serving as president and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — a role he took on in July — Dr. Downing is also director of the molecular pathology laboratory and associate director of basic research for St. Jude Children's cancer center . He is a world leader in pediatric cancer research and helped launch the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. In 2013, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Reginald J. Eadie, MD. President and CEO of DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Eadie has served as president and CEO of DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital since October 2013. He joined the Detroit Medical Center system in April 2008 as vice president of medical affairs at DMC Harper University Hospital and DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. He served as president of Detroit Receiving Hospital in 2010 until he assumed the role of president of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in January 2012. Dr. Eadie is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Ann Errichetti, MD. CEO of St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, N.Y.). Dr. Errichetti became the first physician CEO of St. Peter's Hospital and vice president of acute care for St. Peter's Health Partners in September 2012. Prior to her current role, she served as president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., and as chief academic officer of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care. Dr. Errichetti is a board-certified cardiologist.

Melinda Estes, MD, MBA. CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes became president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in September 2011. In this role, Dr. Estes is responsible for leading a 10-hospital system. In addition to hospital administration, she is an accomplished leader with extensive experience in clinical and academic medicine. Dr. Estes, a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, previously served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for eight years and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston and Naples for two years. In addition, she was senior vice president of medical affairs and executive vice president of MetroHealth System in Cleveland.

David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA. President of UCLA Health System and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System (Los Angeles). Dr. Feinberg has served as CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences since 2007, and in 2011, he took on the role as president of the UCLA Health System. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the operations of the system's four Los Angeles hospitals in addition to the UCLA Faculty Practice Group. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and as head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group. Dr. Feinberg is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Donald Fesko, DO, MBA. CEO of Community Hospital (Munster, Ind.). Dr. Fesko assumed his role as CEO of Community Hospital in 2003, before which he practiced optometry with Munster (Ind.) Eye Care Associates. Dr. Fesko has earned recognition for his leadership achievements, and in 2012 he was awarded the Robert S. Hudgens Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year from the American College of Healthcare Executives. The annual award is given to an ACHE fellow under 40 years old who is an exceptional CEO or COO of a healthcare organization and has shown excellent healthcare management skills.

Steven G. Gabbe, MD. Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University (Columbus). Dr. Gabbe has served as CEO and senior vice president for health sciences of Wexner Medical Center since July 2008. In February, Dr. Gabbe announced plans to step down as CEO by the end of the year. He will continue in his role as senior vice president for health sciences. Prior to joining Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Gabbe was dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., for seven years and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Gabbe is a leading expert on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy and the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers.

Joseph Golbus, MD, MBA. President of NorthShore Medical Group (Evanston, Ill.). Dr. Golbus is president and CEO of NorthShore Medical Group, which consists of more than 900 physicians. He joined the practice in 1987 as a physician and has led the multispecialty practice since 1998. Dr. Golbus is a practicing physician in rheumatology and a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Jeffrey Gold, MD. Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha). Dr. Gold became chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in February 2014. He previously served as chancellor of the University of Toledo's health science campus, a role in which he oversaw more than 66 commencement ceremonies and 38 ribbon-cuttings, award ceremonies and fundraisers. In his current role, Dr. Gold is responsible for all aspects of campus administration, including UNMC's annual operating budget of more than $640 million, a staff of about 5,000 and 3,600 students. Additionally, the clinical enterprise has 6,500 employees and an operating budget of more than $1 billion. Dr. Gold, a board-certified thoracic surgeon, has served on more than 50 professional committees and upwards of 100 national organizations, volunteer boards, and government and public health councils. He was one of 25 leaders to receive a Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award in 2014.

Richard L. Goldberg, MD. President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Senior Vice President of Medstar Health (Washington, D.C.). In his current roles, Dr. Goldberg is responsible for directing overall strategic operations, including the hospital's clinical enterprise and faculty practice. Previously, Dr. Goldberg was MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's CMO and vice president of medical affairs. He also fulfilled the role of dean for clinical affairs and graduate medical education, medical director, and chair of the faculty practice group and department of psychiatry. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Georgetown University Hospital's Department of Psychiatry. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman is an internist, clinician, researcher and medical educator. He has been president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center since 2002. He also serves as president of Rush University, president of the Rush System for Health — a nonprofit organization comprised of Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital, Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., and Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill. — and principal officer of the Rush Board of Trustees. Prior to his appointment as president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Goodman served as the hospital's senior vice president for medical affairs and the Henry R. Russe dean of Rush Medical College. Dr. Goodman spearheaded the "Rush Transformation," a 10-year, $1 billion project to rebuild a significant portion of the medical center, in 2006.

Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb, a psychiatrist, has led Partners HealthCare since 2010. Dr. Gottlieb was recruited by Partners in 1998 to become the first chairman of Partners Psychiatry, and he served in that role through 2005. Dr. Gottlieb also served as president of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitals in Boston beginning in 2002. He is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and he also established Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's first program in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Gottlieb, a recognized Boston community leader, focuses significant attention on workforce development and disparities in healthcare. He was appointed as chairman of The Private Industry Council, the city's workforce development board, to oversee public and private workforce development programs. Dr. Gottlieb will step down from his role as CEO of Partners HealthCare in July 2015 to serve as CEO of Partners in Health, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care in impoverished counties.

Howard R. Grant, MD, JD. CEO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Grant, a physician and attorney, has served as president and CEO of Lahey Clinic — which includes two hospitals and multiple primary care and specialty care sites — since November 2010. He was previously executive vice president and CMO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. Before joining Geisinger, Dr. Grant served as executive vice president for hospital operations, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and CMO, respectively, at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. He began his medical career at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he practiced as a pediatrician and served as director of quality assurance, risk management and utilization management programs. Dr. Grant is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Grossman has served as dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center since 2007. In this capacity, he leads both NYU School of Medicine and NYU Hospitals Center. NYU Hospitals Center is comprised of Tisch Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, all in New York City. He joined NYU in 2001 as chairman of the department of radiology and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, physiology and neuroscience. Dr. Grossman previously served as chief of neuroradiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 2010, he received the gold medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for pioneering scientific contributions to magnetic resonance in medicine and biology.

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner, a family physician, is president and CEO of ThedaCare, the third largest healthcare employer in Wisconsin. Dr. Gruner served in numerous leadership positions with ThedaCare and its affiliates since it was founded as Novus Health Group in 1987. In 2003, he served as senior vice president and CMO before assuming his current position in 2008. He was also one of the founding physicians and CMO of Touchpoint Health Plan, which was sold to UnitedHealthcare in 2004.

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Since 2004, Dr. Harris has served as medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, formerly Wishard Health System, where she oversees the safety-net system and more than 1,000 physicians. Prior to joining Wishard, Dr. Harris held joint positions as chief of medicine for the system and CMO of the primary care division of Indiana University Medical Group, the faculty practice for Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington.

Louis I. Hochheiser, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). Dr. Hochheiser, a family physician, has served as CEO of St. John's Medical Center since April 2012. Prior to joining St. John's, Dr. Hochheiser held the position of chief medical leader for a Fortune 100 healthcare insurance and services company. In that role, he oversaw the work of a large team of physicians and clinical policy staff located throughout the country. He was also chair of the departments of family medicine at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Rodney F. Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Hochman, a rheumatologist, became president of Providence Health & Services in February 2012 when the system finalized an affiliation agreement with Seattle-based Swedish Health Services. In February 2013, Dr. Hochman was named the health system's CEO. In this capacity, Dr. Hochman is responsible for regional operations and strategic management services. Prior to his role at Providence Health & Services, he was president and CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle. Dr. Hochman served in several leadership positions at Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and Guthrie Healthcare System in Sayre, Pa.

Kevin Joseph, MD. CEO of West Chester (Ohio) Hospital. Dr. Joseph became the permanent CEO of West Chester Hospital in September 2010 after serving in an interim capacity for four months. He also serves as senior vice president of UC Health in Cincinnati, medical director of UC Health emergency medicine and an assistant professor for the residency program within University of Cincinnati's department of emergency medicine. Before becoming CEO of West Chester Hospital, Dr. Joseph was medical director of West Chester's emergency department.

Larry R. Kaiser, MD. Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Kaiser, an internationally recognized academic authority, thoracic surgeon, researcher and author, has served as CEO of Temple University Health System, senior executive vice president of health sciences and dean of Temple University School of Medicine since February 2011. Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Kaiser was president of UTHealth, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He previously served as president and Alkek-Williams Chair of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he was also a professor of surgery and professor of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

David Kapaska, DO. Regional President and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Dr. Kapaska was named regional president and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in October 2010. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kapaska served as senior vice president of medical affairs for Avera McKennan. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kapaska worked in family practice for 10 years, before which he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force.

Alan S. Kaplan, MD. President and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic (West Des Moines, Iowa). Dr. Kaplan serves as president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, formerly known as Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics. He also serves as senior vice president and chief clinical officer for UnityPoint Health, formerly Iowa Health System. He has held his current positions since June 2009. Dr. Kaplan is responsible for systemwide physician alignment, home health and value-based clinical transformation. Before joining UnityPoint Health, Dr. Kaplan served as vice president of operations and CMO of Naperville, Ill.-based Edward Health Services.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan, a practicing internal medicine physician, has served as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. Dr. Kaplan is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform and has assumed leadership positions on the boards of several organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Medical Group Management Association and the National Patient Safety Foundation. Dr. Kaplan is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington.

Robert Kent, DO. CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Dr. Kent is CEO of Western Reserve Hospital, northeast Ohio's first physician-owned, full-service community hospital, and president of the hospital's physician group, Western Reserve Hospital Partners. He also serves as president of Premiere Medical Partners, a large, multispecialty physician group, and Premier Medical Resources, a physician management services organization. Both Premiere organizations are based in Cuyahoga Falls, where Dr. Kent maintains a private practice.

M. Narendra Kini, MD. President and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Kini joined 275-bed Miami Children's Hospital as president and CEO in January 2008. In this role, he oversees more than 650 physicians and 3,500 employees. Before joining the hospital, Dr. Kini served as executive vice president for clinical and physician services at Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich., for four years. Prior to his role at Trinity Health, Dr. Kini served at GE Medical Systems in various roles related to information technology. Dr. Kini is a board-certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician and held the rank of associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Klasko was named president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in June 2013. Previously, he served as dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and CEO of USF Health, both based in Tampa, since 2004. Before joining USF Health, Dr. Klasko served in various leadership positions at Drexel University in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2004, including dean of the College of Medicine, CEO of Drexel University Physicians and professor of obstetrics and gynecology. He also served as president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Physician Group, located in Allentown, Pa., from 1996 to 1999.

Bernard Klein, MD. CEO of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills, Calif.). Dr. Klein was named CEO of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in February 2013 after serving as interim CEO for five months. Dr. Klein joined the Providence system in 2005 as CMO of both Holy Cross and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. Dr. Klein is board certified in internal medicine.

Mark Laney, MD. President and CEO of Heartland Health (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney joined Heartland Health in 2009 as president and CEO. He previously spent 15 years at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Health Care System as president of its physician network. Dr. Laney is also president of the board of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association. Heartland Health recently joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, providing the system with access to Mayo's expertise.

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). Since July 2011, Dr. Lee has served as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, dean of the University’s School of Medicine and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. In this capacity, she is responsible for an annual budget of more than $2.4 billion, a four-hospital wide system, numerous clinical and research specialty centers, 10 neighborhood health centers, an insurance plan and more than 1,330 board certified physicians. Before joining the university, Dr. Lee served as the inaugural vice dean for science, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Lee is a radiologist by training.

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of The Carle Foundation (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard is president and CEO of nonprofit integrated health system, The Carle Foundation, and its 325-bed Carle Foundation Hospital. He became CEO in 2000 after serving in an interim role for one year. Dr. Leonard joined the Carle Clinic Association in 1984 as a primary care physician and served as vice president of medical affairs at The Carle Foundation from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Leonard was a member of The Carle Foundation's board of trustees for five years, and he also previously served as associate medical director of Carle Clinic and medical director of the employee assistance and sports medicine programs.

William Lunn, MD. CEO of Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans). Dr. Lunn became CEO of Tulane Medical Center in August. In this role, he oversees the 354-bed Tulane Medical Center and 119-bed Tulane-Lakeside, in addition to 25 clinics. Dr. Lunn was previously COO of the northern Louisiana region of Christus Health, a role he had held since 2009. He also gained leadership experience as assistant dean of clinical affairs and director of internvetional pulmonology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Stephen Markovich, MD. President of Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Markovich joined Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1996 as a family and emergency medicine physician. Since then, he has served as vice president of clinical services, associate medical director and senior vice president of operations. In his current role, Dr. Markovich oversees the largest hospital in the nonprofit OhioHealth system, based in Columbus. He is also a brigadier general and chief of staff for the Ohio Air National Guard.

John McCabe, MD. CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. McCabe has served as CEO and senior vice president for hospital affairs at Upstate University Hospital since August 2009. Throughout his 22-year tenure with the hospital, he has held several positions, including medical staff president, medical director and chair of the department of emergency medicine. He previously served as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. McCabe is board-certified in emergency medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine.

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). When North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences restructured into Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Dr. McConnell was named CEO of the new hospital. He previously served as executive vice president of health system affairs at Dallas-based University of Texas Southwestern for five years. Dr. McConnell, a urologist, also served as urology department chair, prostate disease center director, vice president for clinical programs and executive vice president for administration at UT Southwestern.

Sonia Mehta, MD, MBA. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Mehta, an internist, was named CMO and CEO of Loretto Hospital in 2012. She previously served as CEO of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System and chief of ambulatory services at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). In 2007, Dr. Mickiewicz was named president of Dominican Hospital, becoming the first physician president in the hospital's history. She previously served as CMO and was on the executive leadership team of the hospital. For 13 years, Dr. Mickiewicz served on the medical staff of the hospital, specializing in infectious diseases.

John Murphy, MD. President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury). Dr. Murphy became executive vice president of Danbury Hospital in 2008 and was named president and CEO in 2010. Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital affiliated in 2010 to create Western Connecticut Health Network, of which Dr. Murphy was named president and CEO. A neurologist, Dr. Murphy was on the medical staff of Danbury Hospital for two decades before shifting to the administration side.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospital (Boston). Dr. Nabel became president of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals in Boston in January 2010. Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist, has also devoted significant time to biomedical research, previously serving as director of the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where she launched new scientific programs in genetics, genomics and other areas. Dr. Nabel's research has produced 17 patents. She is currently on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and is the editor of Scientific American Medicine.

Janice Nevin, MD, MPH. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Nevin was appointed president and CEO of Christiana in September. She previously served as CMO and chief patient safety officer at the system, roles she took on in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Prior to that, she was the vice president and executive director of Christiana Care and associate CMO. Dr. Nevin serves on the American Association of Medical Colleges Health Advisory Panel and Leadership Forum and is vice chair of the Fellowship Advisory Committee of the Health Management Academy.

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.). In 2011, Dr. Newman was named president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center, though he has been affiliated with the hospital since 1984 when he began practicing there as a surgeon. Dr. Newman previously served as surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president for the hospital's Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care. He also played a key role in creating the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, serving as vice president in 2009. Dr. Newman is a member of the board of commissioners for The Joint Commission and the board of governors of the American Pediatric Surgery Association, and he is chairman of the surgery division of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Before he was named president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in 2009, Dr. Noseworthy, a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis, served as chair of Mayo Clinic's department of neurology, medical director of the department of development, and vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester executive board. He joined Mayo Clinic in 1990. Dr. Noseworthy served as editor in chief of Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Noseworthy was a recipient of a Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award in 2014.

Steven J. Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Since January 1999, Dr. Packer has served as president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Packer served as chief of staff and medical director of the hospital's intensive care unit for 11 years. Dr. Packer was a partner in cardiopulmonary practice before joining the hospital. He is a former chairman of the California Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, MPH, MBA. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Dr. Pasternak was named vice president for health systems and CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital in 2012, prior to which he served as CEO and executive vice president for academic affairs at Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System. Dr. Pasternak spent many years with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he spent time at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital as chair of the department of anesthesiology and president of the medical board.

David C. Pate, MD, JD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Dr. Pate joined St. Luke's Health System as president and CEO in 2009 from the unaffiliated Houston-based St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, where he served as senior vice president and CMO, as well as CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. He earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Dr. Pate is board certified in internal medicine.

Ronald Paulus, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). In September 2010, Dr. Paulus joined Mission Health System as president and CEO, becoming the first physician leader of the health system. Previously, Dr. Paulus, an internist, served as executive vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System. He was a co-founder, president and CEO of CareScience, a clinical solutions and data analytics provider that is now part of Premier.

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of CMC Healthcare System (Manchester, N.H.). As president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System, Dr. Pepe oversees Catholic Medical Center, the New England Heart Institute and several subsidiaries, including physician practices and an ambulatory surgery partnership with 30 surgeons. He previously served as CMO of the system. A board-certified internist, Dr. Pepe has been in practice for more than 20 years.

C. Wright Pinson, MD, MBA. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). In addition to his role as CEO of the of the health system, Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, also serves as deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pinson was recruited to Vanderbilt in 1990 to help start the liver transplantation program and liver surgery division, and he was named director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in 1993, a position he held for 18 years.

Daniel K. Podolsky, MD. President of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). In September 2008, Dr. Podolsky became the third president of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Podolsky joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in 1981 and was named chief of gastroenterology in 1989. He also joined Harvard Medical School's faculty in 1981 and was named the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Podolsky is the past editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology and past president of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD. Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Polonsky first came to the University of Chicago in 1978 for a fellowship in endocrinology and then joined the faculty in 1981. In the following years, Dr. Polonsky served as chief of endocrinology and director of the university's diabetes research and training center. He then chaired the department of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and served as physician-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis before returning to Chicago. In addition to his executive duties at University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Polonsky serves as dean of both the division of biological sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine.

John Popovich, MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich, a pulmonologist, became the first physician in more than 40 years to lead Henry Ford Hospital when he was appointed July 2010. He also serves as executive vice president and CMO of Henry Ford Health System. He joined the hospital in 1975 as a medical intern, and he stayed to complete his residency and fellowship in the division of pulmonary medicine. Dr. Popovich was named a senior staff physician in 1980, and he has since served as division head of pulmonary and critical care medicine, chair of the department of internal medicine and senior vice president for clinical affairs.

Jon L. Pryor, MD. CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis). Dr. Pryor joined Hennepin County Medical Center as CEO in April, 2013. He began his clinical career at at the hospital when he completed two years of surgical residency. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, where he later served as chair of the department of urologic surgery from 2001 to 2006. Before joining HCMC in 2013, Dr. Pryor was CEO of Medical College of Physicians in Milwaukee, the clinical practice physicians group affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA. President of New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. In January 2014, Dr. Raju was appointed to lead New York City HHC, the largest municipal healthcare system in the country. Most recently, Dr. Raju served as CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Chicago, the third largest public health system in the country. He had previously served as medical director and COO of HHC's Coney Island Hospital as well as CMO, corporate COO and executive president of HHC. He is vice chair of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and in 2015 he will begin a three-year term on the American Hospital Association's board of trustees.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey joined University of Washington in 1978 and chaired the UW Department of Medicine from 1990 to 1997. In June 1997, Dr. Ramsey was named CEO of UW Medicine, which includes UW School of Medicine, four hospitals, a network of primary care clinics and a physician practice plan. He also currently serves as executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

Mack Reavis, MD. President and CMO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Reavis has more than 30 years of professional experience and clinical practice at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A board-certified pathologist, he joined the hospital in 1978. In 2011, Dr. Reavis was named executive vice president of clinical integration and CMO. He assumed his presidential duties in 2012.

James K. Reed, MD. President and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners (Albany, N.Y.). Dr. Reed is the first person to serve in the consolidated president and CEO position overseeing St. Peter's Health Partners. He previously served as president and CEO of Albany-based Northeast Health, which merged with Seton Health and St. Peter's Health Care Services to form St. Peter's Health Partners in 2011. Dr. Reed, a family practitioner, also served as CMO and COO of Northeast Health.

Robert C. Robbins, MD. President and CEO of Texas Medical Center (Houston). In 2012, Dr. Robbins left his positions as director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and chair of the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine to lead Texas Medical Center. Dr. Robbins, a cardiac surgeon, previously served as president of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgeons, as well as chair of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Council.

William L. Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care System (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Dr. Roper joined UNC in 1997 as dean of the school of public health, a position he held until 2004. Currently, Dr. Roper serves as dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UNC Chapel Hill in addition to his chief executive position. Dr. Roper also spent a portion of his career serving the federal government, first as a White House Fellow in 1982 and then becoming head of the Health Care Financing Administration for the Reagan administration. He then served as deputy assistant for domestic policy and director of the White House Office of Policy Development for President George H. W. Bush before being named director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1990.

Paul B. Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Rothman is the second CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the 14th dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine for The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, previously served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and as the university's head of internal medicine.

Fred Rothstein, MD. President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Dr. Rothstein joined University Hospitals Health System in 1996 as senior vice president for clinical integration. In 2003, he was named president of UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Rothstein, a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist, previously served as chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Before his tenure with University Hospitals, Dr. Rothstein was director of the department of pediatrics and senior vice president of medical affairs at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Safyer completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore before going on to hold a number of executive positions at the hospital, including medical director, senior vice president and CMO. He was named CEO in 2008. Dr. Safyer is also a professor of medicine, epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Mike Schatzlein, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Since June 2010, Dr. Schatzlein has led Saint Thomas Health Services as president and CEO. He previously served as CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network. Dr. Schatzlein practiced cardiothoracic and vascular surgery from 1980 to 1994 in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was instrumental in developing Lutheran Hospital's heart transplant program. In 1985, he performed northern Indiana's first heart transplant.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD. President and CEO of Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). Since joining Guthrie Health in 1984, Dr. Scopelliti has held numerous executive positions within the system, including president of the Robert Packer Hospital medical staff, chair of the quality committee and vice president of clinical affairs of Guthrie Clinic. Dr. Scopelliti, a board-certified gastroenterologist, is a clinical instructor at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and an associate clinical professor of medicine at University of Rochester (N.Y.). He is also chairman of the Guthrie Graduate Medical Education Committee.

John Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Dr. Shannon took on the role of CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System, which includes John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital in Chicago as well as Oak Forest (Ill.) Health Center, in June after serving as interim CEO for three months. Dr. Shannon was previously chief of clinical integration at the public health system. He has also served as executive vice president and CMO of Dallas-based Parkland Health and Hospital System.

David J. Shulkin, MD. President of Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. In July 2010, Dr. Shulkin was named president of Morristown Medical Center and vice president of Atlantic Health System, the hospital's parent organization. Dr. Shulkin, a board-certified internist, is also president of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, the second largest ACO in the country, and chairman of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. His prior leadership positions include president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and CMO of Temple University Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, all in Philadelphia.

Peter L. Slavin, MD, MBA. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin currently serves as president of Massachusetts General Hospital and as professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slavin completed his training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General, and in 1994 he was named senior vice president and CMO of the hospital. Dr. Slavin then served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for two years before returning to Boston in 1999 as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. He assumed his current position in 2003.

Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim was named president and CEO of Renown Health in May. He has more than 15 years of executive experience, most recently serving as executive vice president and CMO of Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J. Dr. Slonim is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, critical care and pediatric critical care. He has also volunteered for the New Jersey Special Olympics Committee since 1992.

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). As president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Sorenson oversees 22 hospitals and associated delivery services, a physician group practice and a health insurance organization. Dr. Sorenson, a urologic surgeon, has led the health system since 2008, prior to which he served as executive vice president and COO for 10 years. Dr. Sorenson is also an adjunct professor of surgery at the University of Utah and continues to practice surgery.

Jeffrey Sperring, MD. President and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Sperring joined IU Health in 2002 as director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program. He was named CMO of Riley Hospital in 2009 and assumed his current duties in 2011. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Sperring is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy Medical Corps from 1995 to 2001 and was a community pediatrician at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and New Castle (Ind.) Pediatrics.

Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). In 2001, Geisinger Health System named Dr. Steele president and CEO. He came to Geisinger from University of Chicago, where he served as a professor in the department of surgery, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Steele is the author or co-author of more than 480 scientific and professional articles and holds a PhD in microbiology from Lund University in Sweden. He is a past chairman of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Steele was a recipient of a Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award in 2013.

Paul Summerside, MD. CMO and Chief Compliance Officer of BayCare Clinic (Green Bay, Wis.). In addition to serving as a BayCare Clinic chief, Dr. Summerside is also an emergency physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. As CMO, Dr. Summerside is responsible for physician relations, recruiting and quality assurance, and as CCO, he oversees HIPAA compliance and risk management. In addition to helping build BayCare Clinic, Dr. Summerside also led the development of a golf course in the Green Bay area.

Kevin Tabb, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Tabb came to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from Stanford (Calif.) Health Care in 2011 to serve as president and CEO. At Stanford Health Care, formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tabb served as CMO. He also spent time as the system's chief quality and medical information officer. Additionally, Dr. Tabb, an internist, previously led the clinical data services division of GE Healthcare.

Patrick Taylor, MD. President and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). In 1988, Dr. Taylor joined Holy Cross Hospital as an emergency physician. He was subsequently named medical director of the emergency department, senior vice president and COO. Dr. Taylor also served as executive director of medical affairs for the Holy Cross Medical Group. He was named president and CEO in 2010, becoming the hospital's sixth chief executive.

Anthony J. Tedeschi, MD. CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Tedeschi serves as CMO for Tenet Healthcare's Chicago-area hospitals in addition to his role as CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital. He previously served as COO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Previously, Dr. Tedeschi was a founding partner and executive vice president of The Sibery Group, a healthcare consulting firm.

Jeffrey Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson's career with Gundersen dates back to 1984. He served as executive vice president from 1995 to 2001, when he was named CEO of the health system. Dr. Thompson, a practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physician Executives. Additionally, Dr. Thompson is a founding member and past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and currently serves as chairman of the board of the La Crosse (Wis.) Medical Health Science Consortium. Dr. Thompson was one of 25 recipients of the Becker's Healthcare Leadership Awards in 2014.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). In his 27 years with Aurora Health Care, Dr. Turkal has served as senior vice president and CMO of the health system as well as president of the system's Metro Region, overseeing operations in the greater Milwaukee area. He was named president and CEO of Aurora Health Care in 2007, overseeing Wisconsin's largest healthcare system. He is a family practice physician.

Michael Waldrum, MD. President and CEO of the University of Arizona Health Network (Tucson). Dr. Waldrum, CEO of the University of Arizona Health Network, oversees the system's two hospitals, clinics, health plans and physician practice plan. He previously served as CIO, COO and CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham and vice president of UAB Health System. Dr. Waldrum is board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonology.

James Weinstein, DO. CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Weinstein was named CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in November 2011. Dr. Weinstein, a spine surgeon, previously served as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He founded the Spine Center at Dartmouth, helped develop The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science and co-founded the High Value Healthcare Collaborative.

Allen S. Weiss, MD. President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System (Naples, Fla.). Before he was named president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in 2006, Dr. Weiss was in private practice in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics for 23 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Weiss was a recipient of a Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award in 2013.

Michael Wiemann, MD. President of Providence Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). In addition to his duties as president of Providence Hospital, Dr. Wiemann also serves as senior vice president of parent company St. John Providence Health System, based in Warren, Mich. He previously spent 19 years with Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Care Center, serving as senior vice president and CMO. Dr Wiemann, a medical oncologist, also was director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Roger Williams General Hospital and was a professor at Brown University School of Medicine, both in Providence, R.I.

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter joined Billings Clinic in 1982 to practice pulmonary and critical care medicine. In 1997, he was appointed to the chief executive position. Dr. Wolter formerly served on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Group Association. Additionally, Dr. Wolter served two terms as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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