100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems - Page 2



James Mandell, MD. CEO of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Mandell, a urologist, is CEO of Boston Children's Hospital (formerly Children's Hospital Boston), a 395-bed center for pediatric healthcare. The hospital is also home to the John F. Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories, the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. Dr. Mandell is a member of the board of trustees and a senior associate in urology at the hospital, and a professor of surgery (urology) at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Steve Markovich, MD. President of Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). As president of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Markovich oversees the largest hospital in the OhioHealth system. He joined the hospital in 1996 as a family and emergency physician and has held several positions since, including vice president of clinical services, associate medical director and senior vice president of operations. Dr. Markovich is also a Brigadier General in the Ohio Air National Guard, where he currently serves as chief of staff.

John McCabe, MD. CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. McCabe became CEO of Upstate University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs in August 2009 after having served as interim CEO for two months. He has held several positions at the hospital, including medical staff president, medical director and chair of the department of emergency medicine. He has previously served as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. McConnell, a urologist, was named the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008 when the medical center restructured its governance model to create a single CEO and board for North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences. Dr. McConnell previously served as executive vice president of health system affairs at Dallas-based University of Texas Southwestern for five years. He also served as urology department chair, prostate disease center director, vice president for clinical programs and executive vice president for administration at UT Southwestern.

Eugene J. McMahon, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital (Elgin, Ill.). Dr. McMahon, a board-certified pathologist and surgeon, became president and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in March 2011 after having served as CMO for a year. He previously served as CMO of Southcoast Hospitals Group in Fall River, Mass., and vice president of medical affairs at St. Francis Hospital/Covenant Healthcare in Milwaukee.

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Dr. Mickiewicz became the first physician president of Dominican Hospital — a member of San Francisco-based Dignity Health — in 2007 after serving in an interim role for seven months. She was previously CMO of the hospital and served on its medical staff, specializing in infectious diseases, for 13 years.

Edward D. Miller, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Miller, an anesthesiologist, has served as CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 1997. He joined Johns Hopkins in 1994 as professor and director of the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He recently oversaw the development of a $1.1 billion new facility. Dr. Miller will retire in June.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals (Boston). Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist, became president of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals in Boston in January 2010. She was previously director of the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where she launched new scientific programs in genetics and genomics, stem and progenitor cell biology, translational research and other areas. She is currently on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Harris M. Nagler, MD. President of Beth Israel Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Nagler was named president of the 1,106-bed Beth Israel Medical Center in March 2010. He previously served as chairman of the hospital's department of urology for 21 years. Dr. Nagler is also a recognized clinical expert in male infertility issues.

Robert E. Nesse, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Nesse, a family physician, became CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in March 2010. He joined the system in 1980 and served as residency program director for family practice from 1984 to 1990 and vice chair of Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine from 1990 to 1996. Before he was named CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System, he served as president and CEO of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis., a member of Mayo Clinic Health System.

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Newman, president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center, joined the hospital in 1984 and became surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care in 2003. He was also vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in 2009. Dr. Newman is a member of the board of commissioners of The Joint Commission and the board of governors of the American Pediatric Surgery Association.

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Noseworthy, a neurologist, has served as CEO of Mayo Clinic since November 2009. He joined Mayo in 1990 and has served in various leadership positions since, including chairman of Mayo's department of neurology and vice chairman of its Rochester executive board. He also served as editor in chief of Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Charles O'Brien, MD. President of Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.).
Dr. O'Brien, who specializes in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, has served as president of Sanford USD Medical Center since May 2007. Prior to that appointment he served as vice president of physician affairs of Sioux Valley Health System — the previous name of Sanford Health.

Steven J. 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 since January 1999. He previously served as chief of staff and was medical director of the hospital's intensive care unit for 11 years. Before joining the hospital, he was a partner in a cardiopulmonary practice. In February, Dr. Packer was elected as the 2012 chair of the California Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.).
As CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital, Dr. Pasternak oversees the main campus, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He previously served as executive vice president and CMO of Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, and as the vice dean of the Bayview Campus for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.  

David C. Pate, MD, JD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho).
As president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System, Dr. Pate oversees the only Idaho-based non-profit health system. He joined the system in 2009 from St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston, where he served as senior vice president and CMO, and CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

Barbara R. Paul, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.).
Dr. Paul, a board-certified internist, became senior vice president and CMO of Community Health Systems in August 2006. She previously served as senior vice president and CMO of Beverly Enterprises and directed the Physicians' Regulatory Issues Team at CMS. She practiced full-time in northern California for 12 years.

Ronald Paulus, MD, MBA. President and CEO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.).
Dr. Paulus joined Mission Health System in September 2010 as president and CEO. He previously served as executive vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. He was also co-founder, president and CEO of CareScience, a clinical solutions and data analytics provider that is now part of Premier.

Harold L. Paz, MD. CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and Health System.
Dr. Paz became CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System in April 2006. At that time he also took the positions of senior vice president for health affairs at Penn State University and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. He previously served as dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group in New Brunswick, N.J.

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD. President of Clinical and Physician Services Group and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Perlin has served as president of clinical and physician services group and CMO of HCA since 2006. In this role, he leads clinical services and performance improvement at the system's 164 hospitals and more than 600 outpatient centers and physician practices. He previously served as under secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and CEO of the Veterans Health Administration.

C. Wright Pinson, MD, MBA. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, is CEO of Vanderbilt Health System and deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also the program director of the Vanderbilt General Surgery Residency Program. He joined the system in 1990 and has had several leadership positions since, including chairman of the department of surgery, chairman of the medical board and CMO.

Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD. Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at University of Chicago Medicine. As executive vice president for medical affairs at University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Polonsky reports directly to the university president and serves as an officer of the university, overseeing the University of Chicago Medicine. He also serves as dean of the division of biological sciences, dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1981 and has served as section chief of endocrinology.

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA. CEO of UC Davis Health System (Sacramento). As CEO of UC Davis Health System, Dr. Pomeroy oversees the 631-bed UC Davis Medical Center, the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and an 800-member physician practice group. She is also an expert in infectious diseases and a professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology. She joined UC Davis in 2003 as executive associate dean of the School of Medicine and became vice chancellor and dean in 2005. Dr. Pomeroy is chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers and of the council of deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

John Popovich, MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich, a pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist, became president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital in July 2010. He joined the hospital in 1975 as a medical intern after he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He also served as division head of pulmonary and critical care medicine for 10 years and chair of the department of internal medicine at the hospital.

Robert W. Pryor, MD. President and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare (Temple, Texas). Dr. Pryor became president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare in April 2011. He previously served as CMO of the health system for six years and as COO for two years. He is a board-certified pediatrician and is certified in Lean process improvement. Prior to joining Scott & White, Dr. Pryor was CMO of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Patrick J. Quinlan, MD. CEO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Dr. Quinlan has served as CEO of Ochsner Health System since 2001. He will step down to head the new Ochsner Center for Community Wellness and Health Policy Sept. 1 and will continue to serve on the health system's board of directors. Dr. Quinlan joined the system in 1998 as CMO.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle).
Dr. Ramsey has served as CEO of UW Medicine since June 1997. He has concurrently held the positions of executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Ramsey previously served as acting chair and then chair of the UW department of medicine for seven years.

Roger A. Ray, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.).
As executive vice president and CMO of Carolinas HealthCare System, Dr. Ray oversees performance improvement in quality and patient safety as well as medical staff services, medical records, the Center for Clinical Data Analysis and the R. Stuart Dickson Research Institute. He joined CHS in 2007, before which he served as chief quality officer of Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System. Dr. Ray practiced clinical neurology for 10 years before taking on administrative roles.

Craig D. Rhyne, MD. CMO of Covenant Health System (Lubbock, Texas). Dr. Rhyne, a board-certified surgeon, became CMO of Covenant Health System in April 2011. He has served in several leadership roles at Covenant, including trauma medical director and chair of the Trauma Peer Review Committee and the Trauma Section Committee. Dr. Rhyne has also been an associate clinical professor of surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center since March 1999.

William L. Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care System (Chapel Hill).
Dr. Roper is CEO of UNC Health Care System, dean of the school of medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs. He is also a professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and professor of health policy and administration in the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Roper is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the board of trustees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Fred Rothstein, MD. President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Dr. Rothstein, a pediatric gastroenterologist, has served as president of UH Case Medical Center since 2003. He is also a professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. In January, he was appointed chair of the American Hospital Association's Section for Metropolitan Hospitals.

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Advocate Health Care (Oak Brook, Ill.). Dr. Sacks is executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care and president of Advocate Physician Partners. He has been the president of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Commission of Health Care Services of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Sacks received the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Safyer has served as CEO of Montefiore Medical Center since 2008. He has served in several leadership positions at the hospital, including senior vice president and CMO, since 1985. He is a member of the Hospital Association of New York State and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Mike Schatzlein, MD. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Schatzlein, a cardiac surgeon, was named president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health Services in June of 2010. He is also the Ascension Health ministry market leader for Nashville, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., a role in which he promotes alignment and helps direct strategic positioning and operational performance of Ascension's health ministries in the Nashville/Birmingham market. He previously served as CEO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD. President and CEO of Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). In March, Dr. Scopelliti became the sole CEO of Guthrie Health after serving as co-CEO of the health system and president and CEO of Guthrie Clinic, a multispecialty group practice. He joined the clinic in 1984 and continues to practice as a gastroenterologist at the clinic. He is also a clinical instructor with the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse and the chairman of the Guthrie Graduate Medical Education Committee.

David J. Shulkin, MD. President of Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Dr. Shulkin, a board-certified internist, has served as president of Morristown Medical Center and vice president of parent organization Atlantic Health System since July 2010. He is also president of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, a Medicare-approved ACO. He previously served as president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and CMO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Hospital, all in Philadelphia.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin became president of Massachusetts General in 2003 after having served as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization for three years. He previously served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He teaches internal medicine and healthcare management at Harvard Medical School.

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Sorenson, a urologic surgeon, became president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare in 2009 after having served as executive vice president and COO of the system for 11 years. He has also served as vice chairman of the department of surgery, president of the medical staff and a member of the board of trustees of LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. In addition to his role at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Sorenson is an adjunct professor of surgery at the University of Utah.

Jeffrey Sperring, MD. President and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis).
As president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Dr. Sperring oversees pediatric services throughout IU Health, including leading programs at Riley Hospital for Children and providing shared oversight for programs in the community hospitals. A board-certified pediatrician, he serves on the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions Council for Child Health Quality and is a member of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Roundtable. In addition, Dr. Sperring served as an officer in the United States Navy Medical Corps from 1995 to 2001.

Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele has served as president and CEO of Geisinger Health System since 2001. He previously served as vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine as well as professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago. Dr. Steele is a past chairman of the American Board of Surgery and is well-known for his findings in the treatment of liver cancer and colorectal cancer surgery.

Jeffrey Steinberg, MD. CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago).
Dr. Steinberg, a urological surgeon, became CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital in September 2011. He previously served as senior vice president for health policy and disparity in addition to chairman and director of surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., for five years. He was also chief of surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Swinfard, a board-certified dermatologist, has served as CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network since November 2010. He previously served as the health system's CMO from 2003. Before joining LVHN, he was chair in the departments of dermatology and internal medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kevin Tabb, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Tabb has served as president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since October 2011 after having served as CMO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. He was previously chief quality and medical information officer at Stanford. He was also the head of the clinical data services division of GE Healthcare IT.

Jeffrey Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson, a pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, has served as CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System since 2001. He is also chairman of the board of governors and board of trustees, both of which he has been a member of since 1996. Dr. Thompson joined the health system — then Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Health System — in 1984 and served as executive vice president from 1995 to 2001.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Dr. Turkal, a family practice physician, joined Aurora Health Care in 1987 and became president and CEO in 2007. He previously served as a senior vice president and president of Aurora Health Care's metro region, where he oversaw the operations of the system's facilities and services in the Milwaukee area.

Stephen L. Wallenhaupt, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. Wallenhaupt, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, is executive vice president and CMO of Novant Health. He served as executive vice president for medical affairs of Presbyterian Healthcare in the Charlotte, N.C., region from 2001 to 2006, prior to which he was a partner of Hawthorne Cardiovascular Surgeons for eight years. He has also held the position of assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

James Weinstein, DO. CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.).
Dr. Weinstein, a spine surgeon, is CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a health system that includes Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a network of more than 1,200 physicians; the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; and several other clinics and facilities. Before becoming CEO of the system, he served as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Weinstein is also a founding member of the national Collaborative for High Value Healthcare.

Allen S. Weiss, MD. President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System (Naples, Fla.). Dr. Weiss became president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in 2006. He led a private practice in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics from 1977 to 2000. In 2010, he received a Distinguished Executive of the Year award from the Women's Bar Association of Florida.

Mark J. Werner, MD. Chief Clinical Integration Officer of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis).
As chief clinical integration officer of Fairview Health Services, Dr. Werner oversees quality, patient safety and patient experience initiatives; medical staff management; and clinical research and education in addition to Fairview Medical Group and Fairview Health Network. Dr. Werner, a pediatrician, has held his current role since 2011 after having served as president of Carilion Clinic Physicians and executive vice president and CMO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va.

Michael Wiemann, MD. President of Providence Hospital (Southfield, Mich.).
Dr. Wiemann, a medical oncologist, is president of Providence Hospital and executive vice president of parent company St. John Providence Health System, West Region. He joined the Warren, Mich.-based health system in December 2007 as executive vice president of medical affairs and CMO. He previously served as senior vice president and CMO of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Care Center, and was a professor at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I.

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. As CEO of Billings Clinic, Dr. Wolter heads a non-profit health system that includes a 272-bed hospital, a surgery center, a multi-specialty group practice and several other facilities. Dr. Wolter, who is board certified in internal and pulmonary medicine, formerly served as a member of the board of directors of the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Group Association. He is also a former Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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