100 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems 2015

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following leaders in the 2015 edition of the physician leaders of hospitals and health systems list.

 

This list features hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. Leaders were selected for this list based on editorial judgment and discretion, and nominations were considered when making selections for this list.

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

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Richard Afable, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Newport Beach, Calif.). As president and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, an integrated delivery system, Dr. Afable oversees seven hospitals, numerous ambulatory sites throughout Orange County and an expansive physician network. [READ MORE]

Steve Allen, MD. CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Allen has served as CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital since 2006. [READ MORE]

Imran Andrabi, MD. President, CEO and chief network integration officer of Mercy Health-Toledo (Ohio). In addition to his role as president, CEO and chief network integration officer of Mercy Health-Toledo, Dr. Andrabi is chairman of the board for Mercy Health Physicians, representing more than 1,300 employed physicians and mid-level providers across Ohio and Kentucky. [READ MORE]

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau served as president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both in Providence, before being appointed president and CEO of Lifespan. [READ MORE]

David J. Bailey, MD. President and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville, Fla.). Since 2006, Dr. Bailey has been president and CEO of Nemour's, an integrated children's health system, where he has aimed to sharpen the organization's strategic focus and engagement in population health and advocacy initiatives. [READ MORE]

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.). Dr. Beiter has been on staff at Carondelet St. Mary's since 1992, and prior to being named president and CEO of the system in 2012, served as CMO. [READ MORE]

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. President and CEO for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Dr. Benz became president and CEO of the institute in 2000. [READ MORE]

Eric Bieber, MD. CEO for Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. Before being appointed CEO of Rochester Regional in 2014, Dr. Bieber served as both president of the Cleveland, Ohio-based University Hospitals' Community Hospitals West Region and the president of its ACO. [READ MORE]

Richard Boehler, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare (Nashua, N.H.). With more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, Dr. Boehler is a board-certified internal medicine physician who began his career in Albany, N.Y. [READ MORE]

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. [READ MORE]

John R. Brumsted, MD. CEO of President and CEO, University of Vermont Health Network, CEO, University of Vermont Medical Center. After serving in an interim role for eight months, Dr. Brumsted was named president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, the parent organization of the health system and Central Vermont Medical Center, in February 2012. [READ MORE]

John Cacciamani, MD. CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia). Dr. Cacciamani, a board-certified internist and geriatric subspecialist, served as chief of clinical operations and informatics for Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia before being named CEO of Chestnut Hill. [READ MORE]

Patrick Cawley, MD. Vice president of clinical operations and CEO of Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center (Charleston). Prior to his current position, Dr. Cawley served as CMO for the MUSC Medical Center, where he led the hospital's improvement in quality and patient safety, efforts recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium's Rising Star Award in 2012. [READ MORE]

John B. Chessare, MD. President and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. As president and CEO of GBMC, a position he has held since June 2010, Dr. Chessare oversees a group of more than 40 multi-specialty physician practices, a 270-bed hospital, a hospice organization and the GBMC Foundation. [READ MORE]

Christopher C. Colenda, MD. President and CEO of West Virginia United Health System Fairmont (Fairmont). Prior to his appointment as president and CEO of WV United Health System in January 2014, Dr. Colenda was chancellor for health sciences at the university. [READ MORE]

Joanne Conroy, MD. CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Conroy has served as CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center since June 2014. [READ MORE]

Reginald Coopwood, MD. President and CEO of Regional One Health (Memphis, Tenn.). Prior to being appointed CEO of Regional One, Dr. Coopwood was CMO of Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital at Meharry and CEO for the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. [READ MORE]

Steven J. Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Corwin served as executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian before stepping into his current role as CEO. [READ MORE]

Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. As CEO of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Cosgrove oversees a $6.2 billion healthcare system made up of more than 75 outpatient locations throughout Northern Ohio, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers and hospital locations in Las Vegas, Canada and Abu Dhabi. [READ MORE]

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Dr. Davis became president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003, and following a 2013 merger between the medical center and Continuum Health Partners' hospitals including Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in Manhattan, he was appointed to his current role as CEO and vice president of the health system. [READ MORE]

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston, Mass.). Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston, Mass.). As chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System, Dr. de la Torre oversees New England's largest fully integrated community care organization. [READ MORE]

Ronald DePinho, MD. President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Prior to being appointed the fourth full-time president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. DePinho spent 14 years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. [READ MORE]

James R. Downing, MD. President and CEO of St. Jude's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Downing was appointed president and CEO of St. Jude's in July 2014. [READ MORE]

Victor Dzau, MD. President and CEO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). In addition to his appointment as president and CEO of Duke University Health System, Dr. Dzau is president of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. [READ MORE]

Reginald J. Eadie, MD. President and CEO of DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital (Detroit). Before being appointed CEO of DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital in 2013, Dr. Eadie served as emergency department chief and associate chief of staff of integrated clinical services at the John. D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. [READ MORE]

Ann Errichetti, MD. CEO of St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, N.Y.). In September 2012, Dr. Errichetti became vice president of acute care for St. Peter's Health Partners and the first-ever physician CEO of St. Peter's Hospital. [READ MORE]

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). A board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, Dr. Estes became president and CEO of the 10-hospital Saint Luke's Health System in September 2011. [READ MORE]

David Feinberg, MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Formerly the CEO of UCLA Hospital System in Los Angeles, Dr. Feinberg began his new appointment as president and CEO for Geisinger Health System on May 1. [READ MORE]

Bryce Gartland, MD. CEO of Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Dr. Gartland began serving as CEO of Emory on Aug. 14. [READ MORE]

Richard Gilfillan, MD. President and CEO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Dr. Gilfillan has held leadership roles in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. [READ MORE]

Richard L. Goldberg, MD. President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Senior Vice President of MedStar Health (Washington, D.C.). Prior to his current role, Dr. Goldberg served as CMO and vice president of medical affairs for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. [READ MORE]

Larry Goodman, MD. President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Dr. Goodman was senior vice president for medical affairs at Rush University Medical Center and the dean of Rush Medical College. [READ MORE]

Bill Gorski, MD. President and CEO of SwedishAmerican Health System (Rockford, Ill.). Prior to becoming president and CEO of SwedishAmerican Health System in 2001, Dr. Gorski practiced medicine at SwedishAmerican Hospital for 21 years. [READ MORE]

Gary Gottlieb, MD. CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb began serving as president and CEO of Partners Healthcare in January 2010. [READ MORE]

Howard Grant, MD. CEO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.). Prior to becoming president and CEO of Lahey Clinic in November 2010, Dr. Grant held a variety of leadership positions, including executive vice president for hospital operations, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and CMO at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. [READ MORE]

Robert Grossman, MD. Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). In his current role as dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Grossman oversees both the NYU School of Medicine and NYU Hospitals Center, comprising Tisch Hospital, The Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation. [READ MORE]

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner was appointed to serve as president and CEO of ThedaCare in 2008 and previously held multiple leadership roles within the system, including CMO and senior vice president, since it was founded in 1987 as Novus Health Group. [READ MORE]

Alan Guerci, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Health Services (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Prior to being appointed president and CEO of Catholic Health Services in July 2013, Dr. Guerci served as executive vice president for CHS and CEO of CHS' St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y., Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, N.Y. [READ MORE]

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). As medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, formerly Wishard Health System, Dr. Harris oversees more than 1,000 physicians and one of the largest safety-net healthcare systems in the country. [READ MORE]

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann is board-certified in internal medicine and initially joined Nantucket Cottage Hospital as an internist in 1999. [READ MORE]

Rodney Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). As president and CEO of Providence Health & Services, Dr. Hochman oversees more than 64,000 employees and 3,000 physicians serving communities across five states. [READ MORE]

Larry Kaiser, MD. Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Kaiser, a thoracic surgeon, author and internationally renowned academic executive, is dean of Temple University School of Medicine in addition to his role as CEO of Temple University Health System and senior executive vice president for health affairs. [READ MORE]

Neeraj Kanwal, MD. President of ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). Dr. Kanwal began his career with ProMedica in 2001 as vice president and medical director of Maumee, Ohio-based Paramount Health Care, a health insurance group, and has since served as vice president of medical affairs at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. [READ MORE]

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has held his position as chairman and CEO of VMHS since 2000. [READ MORE]

Donald Kearns, MD. President and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center (San Diego). As president and CEO of the 520-bed Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center, Dr. Kearns oversees a facility ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the country's best in all 10 pediatric specialties. [READ MORE]

Mark A. Keroack, MD. President and CEO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Prior to his appointment as president and CEO of Baystate Health, Dr. Keroack was senior vice president and CMO for University HealthSystem Consortium in Oak Brook, Ill. [READ MORE]

M. Narendra Kini, MD. CEO of Miami Children's Health System. A board-certified and practicing pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Kini has been with Miami Children's Health System, which includes the 289-bed Nicklaus Children's Hospital and its eight outpatient centers since January 2008. [READ MORE]

Stephen Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Health (Philadelphia). Under Dr. Klasko's leadership as president and CEO of TJUH successfully merged with Abington (Pa.) Health, to include 19,000 employees, six colleges, five hospitals, 14 outpatient and urgent care centers and the National Cancer Institute-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

Arthur Klein, MD. President of Mount Sinai Health Network (New York City). Dr. Klein came to Mount Sinai from North-Shore LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y. [READ MORE]

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). As CEO of University of Utah Health Care, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and dean of the university's School of Medicine, Dr. Lee oversees an annual budget of $3.3 billion, four hospitals, 10 health centers, over 1,300 physicians and five colleges. [READ MORE]

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of the Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard has been CEO of the Carle Foundation Hospital since 2000. [READ MORE]

Alan List, MD. CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). In addition to being president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. List is a senior member in the department of malignant hematology and the experimental therapeutics program. [READ MORE]

William Lunn, MD. CEO of Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans). Dr. Lunn served as COO for Christus Health in San Antonio, Texas, since 2009, before being named CEO of Tulane Medical Center in August 2014. [READ MORE]

John Mazziotta, MD. CEO of UCLA Health and Dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles). Dr. Mazziotta has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1983 and prior to his appointment as CEO for UCLA Health, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, he served as associate vice chancellor for health sciences and executive vice dean of the school of medicine. [READ MORE]

John McCabe, MD. Senior Vice President for Hospital Affairs and CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Prior to his appointment as CEO of Upstate University Hospital in 2009, Dr. McCabe served in various leadership roles within the hospital, including medical staff president, medical director of University Hospital, vice president and vice dean for hospital affairs and chair of the department of emergency medicine. [READ MORE]

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Following the restructuring of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Dr. McConnell was appointed as the first-ever CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Sonia Mehta, MD. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Prior to being appointed CEO and CMO of the 187-bed safety-net Loretto Hospital, Dr. Mehta was CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, Ill. [READ MORE]

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Prior to being appointed the hospital's first physician CEO in 2007, Dr. Mickiewicz served as CMO and was a member of the executive leadership team at Dominican. [READ MORE]

Bruce Murphy, MD, PharmD. CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital (Little Rock). After helping co-found Arkansas Heart Hospital in 1995, Dr. Murphy began his own medical practice, which he stepped away from in 2011 to rejoin the hospital as CEO. [READ MORE]

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Health Care (Boston). A cardiologist and biomedical researcher, Dr. Nabel is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston in addition to having served as president of Brigham and Women's Health Care since 2010. [READ MORE]

Brian Nester, DO. President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). As president and CEO of LVHN, a role he began in November 2014, Dr. Nester oversees three hospitals with five campuses, a children's hospital, nearly 1,000 physicians, 13,000 employees and 11 outpatient health centers. [READ MORE]

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Over the course of more than a decade at Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Nevin has held a variety of administrative positions, including CMO, chief patient safety officer and senior vice president and executive director of Christiana Care-Wilmington. [READ MORE]

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Newman has been with Children's National for more than 30 years, beginning in 1984 as a surgeon and becoming surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president for the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care in 2003. [READ MORE]

John Noseworthy, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy first joined Mayo Clinic in 1990 and held a variety of positions within the organization before being named president and CEO in 2009.[READ MORE]

Steven Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer has served as president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Community Hospital Foundation since January 1999. [READ MORE]

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. As CEO and vice president for health systems of Stony Brook University Hospital, Dr. Pasternak oversees 597 licensed beds, more than 5,500 employees and over 1,000 affiliated physicians. [READ MORE]

David C. Pate, MD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Prior to joining St. Luke’s Health System in 2009, Dr. Pate held a variety of administrative positions with St. Luke's Episcopal Health System and a small private group practice in Texas. [READ MORE]

Ronald Paulus, MD. CEO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). In September 2010, Dr. Paulus was appointed president and CEO of Mission Health System, becoming the first physician to assume the top executive position at Mission and the first in the state to lead a nonprofit system. [READ MORE]

Charles Peck, MD. President and CEO of Athens (Ga.) Regional Health System. Prior to being appointed president and CEO of Athens Regional Health System in March, Dr. Peck held positions as managing director of Navigant Consulting, an international firm focused on clinical and operational effectiveness, and president and CEO of Health Inventures. [READ MORE]

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center Healthcare System (Manchester, N.H.). Dr. Pepe is a board-certified internist who began his career as a clinician at Catholic Medical Center, a 330-bed acute care hospital, in 1990. [READ MORE]

John Popovich, MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). As president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Popovich oversees all clinical and financial operations for the 805-bed hospital. [READ MORE]

Clint Purvance, MD. President and CEO of Barton Health (Lake Tahoe, Calif.). Dr. Purvance will be taking over as president and CEO of Barton Health beginning Nov. 1. [READ MORE]

Ramanathan Raju, MD. President and CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. As president and CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals, Dr. Raju oversees the largest municipal healthcare system in the U.S., comprising 37,000 employees, 11 acute care hospitals and more than 70 community-based health centers. [READ MORE]

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey has served as senior executive leader of UW Medicine since 1997, and has been with UW since 1978. [READ MORE]

Marsha D. Rappley, MD. Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Science and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond). Dr. Rappley was appointed vice president for health sciences and CEO of the VCU Health System on Aug. 15. [READ MORE]

Prem Reddy, MD. Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, Dr. Reddy established his first medical practice in Southern California in 1981. [READ MORE]

David Reich, MD. President and COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Queens (New York City). Prior to being appointed to his current roles in 2013, Dr. Reich was president of the medical board and served as chair of the department of anesthesiology for 10 years at Mount Sinai. [READ MORE]

Sheldon M. Retchin, MD. Executive Vice President of Health Sciences at Ohio State University and CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Retchin served as senior vice president for Health Sciences at VCU and CEO of the VCU Health System in Richmond before taking on his current positions at OSU. [READ MORE]

Robert C. Robbins, MD. President and CEO of Texas Medical Center (Houston). As president and CEO of Texas Medical Center, Dr. Robbins oversees the largest medical complex in the world. [READ MORE]

Cliff Robertson, MD. CEO of CHI Health and Senior Vice President of Divisional Operations of CHI (Englewood, Colo.). Prior to being named CEO of CHI Health, Dr. Robertson held the dual roles of interim CEO of St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston and COO of Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, Wash. [READ MORE]

Joseph Robertson Jr., MD. President of Oregon Health and Science University (Portland). Since his appointment as president of OHSU in 2007, Dr. Robertson has expanded the organization's connections to rural areas of Oregon with a 14-hospital telemedicine network and nearly doubled its annual operating budget to $2.06 billion, while growing the number of patients treated. [READ MORE]

Paul Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). In addition to serving as CEO of John Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Rothman is dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. [READ MORE]

Fred C. Rothstein, MD. President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). As president of University Hospitals Case Medical Center since 2003, Dr. Rothstein oversaw the additions of the UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Center for Emergency Medicine to UHCMC's campus, among other accomplishments. [READ MORE]

Kenneth N. Sable, MD. President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune). In January, Dr. Sable was appointed president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a 643-bed independent academic medical center, and the K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, both part of Meridian Health. [READ MORE]

Steven M. Safyer, MD. CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore Medical Center since 1982, where he oversees the university hospitals and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a full-service integrated system for patients throughout New York's metropolitan region. [READ MORE]

Mark Schafer, MD. CEO of MemorialCare Medical Foundation (Long Beach, Calif.). Dr. Schafer served as CMO of MemorialCare Medical Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is part of the MemorialCare Health System, since its inception in 2010, and became CEO in January 2014. [READ MORE]

John Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (Chicago). Dr. Shannon was chief of clinical integration for CCHHS while also serving as interim CEO before being named CEO in June 2014. [READ MORE]

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Prior to being named president of Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003, Dr. Slavin was chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, CMO and senior vice president of MGH and president of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. [READ MORE]

Anthony D. Slonim, MD. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim has more than 15 years of healthcare executive experience. [READ MORE]

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Sorenson served as executive vice president and COO of Intermountain Healthcare from 1998 to 2008, when he assumed his current role of president and CEO. [READ MORE]

Thomas L. Stover, MD. President and CEO of Akron General Health System (Ohio). Dr. Stover was appointed president and CEO of Akron General Health System in February 2012 after serving in leadership positions within the health system since 1996. [READ MORE]

Mohan Suntha, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland's St. Joseph Medical Center. Prior to his appointment as the first president and CEO of the St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Suntha, assumed various administrative roles within the University of Maryland School of Medicine and health system. [READ MORE]

Kevin Tabb, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). As president and CEO of BIDMC, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tabb oversees 672 patient beds and over 1,200 physicians. [READ MORE]

Craig B. Thompson, MD. President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York City). Dr. Thompson, a cancer researcher and clinician, had served since 2006 as director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and associate vice president for cancer services of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia before being named president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering in November 2010. [READ MORE]

Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD. Executive Advisor of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). In addition to being CEO and chairman of the boards of the Gundersen Health System, Dr. Thompson is a practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist. [READ MORE]

David Torchiana, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). In March, Dr. Torchiana was appointed president and CEO of Partners HealthCare. [READ MORE]

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee, Wis.). Dr. Turkal has been with Aurora Health Care for more than 25 years and held a number of administrative roles before being named president and CEO in 2007. [READ MORE]

James Weinstein, DO. CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). As president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. Weinstein oversees a $1.6 billion system including New Hampshire's only academic medical center and a network of clinics across Vermont, serving a patient population of 1.5 million. [READ MORE]

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis, Minn.). Prior to being appointed president and CEO of Allina Health, Dr. Wheeler was chief clinical officer of Allina, chaired the Allina Health Quality Committee, served on the Allina Health board of directors and was president of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital medical staff in Minneapolis. [READ MORE]

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Appointed CEO of Billings Clinic in 1997, Dr. Wolter oversees a 285-bed acute care hospital, multiple regional clinics, a long-term care facility and a 240-physician multispecialty group practice. [READ MORE]

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