125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems

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Becker's Hospital Review has named "125 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems," 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 Covenant Health Network (Irvine and Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable is president and CEO of Covenant Health Network, the official name of the affiliation between Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag. Dr. Afable previously served as president and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, before which he served as executive vice president and CMO of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East. 

Steve Allen, MD. CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Allen, who is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, was named CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital in July 2006. He previously served as a physician, scientist, teacher and executive at Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Since 2000, Dr. Altschuler has led The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as CEO. Previously, he served as physician-in-chief, held the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at CHOP and served as professor and chair of the pediatrics department at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Altschuler became a member of CHOP's medical staff in 1985.

Ken Anderson, DO. Chief Medical Quality Officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). As chief medical quality officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem since March 2008, Dr. Anderson oversees quality and safety at the system's four hospitals in Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie, Ill. He also serves as co-chair of the steering committee that governs the system's Center for Clinical and Research Informatics. 

Brent Asplin, MD. President of Fairview Medical Group and Chief Clinical Officer of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis). Dr. Asplin is chief clinical officer of Fairview Health Services and president of its physician group, a network of more than 40 clinics. Before joining the system in 2011, he served as chair of the emergency medicine department at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. He also held positions with Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners and its Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., for nine years.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau, a board-certified general surgeon, became president and CEO of Lifespan in August 2012. He previously served as president and CEO of Lifespan's founding hospitals, Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, since 2008. Before holding these positions, he served as senior vice president and CMO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Ben Bache-Wiig, MD. President of Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Dr. Bache-Wiig, who is board certified in internal medicine, became president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in October 2011 after serving as vice president of medical affairs at the hospital since July 2009. 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. President and CEO of Nemours (Jacksonville, Fla.). Dr. Bailey became president and CEO of Nemours, a children's health system, in 2006 after holding 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. CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). Dr. Batchlor became CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in August 2012. She previously served as CMO of L.A. Care, the largest public health plan in the nation.

Richard B. Becker, MD. President and CEO of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital Center. Dr. Becker, who is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has served as president and CEO of Brooklyn Hospital Center since 2008. He previously served as CEO of The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and as dean of clinical affairs at The George Washington University Medical Center. 

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.). Dr. Beiter was named president and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in October 2012. She joined the St. Mary's medical staff in 1992 and became part of the administrative team in 2007, serving as CMO beginning in 2008.

Richard Boehler, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare (Nashua, N.H.). Dr. Boehler became president and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare in April. He previously served as CMO for provider solutions at MedeAnalytics, a healthcare software technology company. He also held various leadership positions at hospitals in the past, including vice president of medical affairs and CMO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md.

Marc Boom, MD. President and CEO of Houston Methodist. Dr. Boom became president and CEO of Houston Methodist, formerly The Methodist Hospital System, in January 2012 after serving as executive vice president of the hospital for seven years. He previously served as senior vice president and COO of the hospital, president and CEO of The Methodist Diagnostic Hospital and president, CEO and medical director of Baylor-Methodist Primary Care Associates.

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros became president and CEO of The MetroHealth System in June. He most recently 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. In addition, he has served as interim clinical transformation executive at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and as a business development and physician integration advisor at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y.

John Brennan, MD. President and CEO of Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Brennan serves as president and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and its Children's Hospital of New Jersey. Dr. Brennan almost made a career move in December 2012 upon being named CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth, but he decided to stay in his current position at Newark Beth Israel.

Patrick J. Brennan, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Brennan has served as senior vice president and CMO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System since 2005 after serving as chief of healthcare quality and patient safety at the system for four years. He has been a faculty member at Penn since 1998.

David Bronson, MD. President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals. Dr. Bronson, who practices internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic, has served as president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals since 2010. In this role, he oversees Cleveland Clinic's Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Huron, Lakewood, Lutheran, Marymount, Medina and South Pointe hospitals as well as the affiliate Ashtabula County Medical Center. He previously served as chairman of the department of general internal medicine from 1992 to 1995 and chairman of the Division of Medical Regional Practice from 1995 to 2007.

George J. Brown, MD. President and CEO of Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.). Dr. Brown, a gastroenterologist, has served as president and CEO of Legacy Health since August 2008. He previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System and was also a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. 

John R. Brumsted, MD. President and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, Vt.). After serving as interim president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners — the parent organization of the health system and Central Vermont Medical Center — since August 2011, Dr. Brumsted's roles became permanent in February 2012. He joined the health system in 1981 as a resident and later became CMO and chief quality officer. Dr. Brumsted, who is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, has also served as a senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

John Cacciamani, MD. CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia). Dr. Cacciamani, a board-certified internist and geriatric subspecialist, was named CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital at the end of March 2012. Prior to this role, he served as chief of clinical operations and informatics at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a past president of the Philadelphia Medical Society. 

John B. Chessare, MD. President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare (Baltimore). Dr. Chessare, who was trained as a pediatrician, has served as president and CEO of GBMC HealthCare since June 2010. He was previously a consultant for regional and national healthcare organizations and served as president of Caritas Norwood (Mass.) Hospital, now called Norwood Hospital.

Steven J. Corwin, MD. CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York City). Dr. Corwin, a cardiologist and internist, has served as CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System since September 2011. Before this role, he served as executive vice president and COO of the hospital for six years and senior vice president and CMO for seven years. He was named to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986.

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. After joining the system in 1975, Dr. Cosgrove became president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam as the Chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal. He has received three Cleveland Clinic awards: the Master Clinician Award, Innovator of the Year Award and Lerner Humanitarian Award. 

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Davis has been president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center since 2003. He previously served as chair of Mount Sinai's department of psychiatry for 15 years and dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Davis received the 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). Dr. de la Torre became CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care in 2008 and continued to lead the system after it was sold to Cerberus Capital Management and became Steward Health Care System in November 2010. Prior to this position, Dr. de la Torre founded and was CEO of the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also founder and past CEO of CardioVascular Management Associates. 

Victor J. Dzau, MD. President and CEO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Since 2004 Dr. Dzau, a cardiologist, has served as president and CEO of Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs at Duke University. He is also the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and director of molecular and genomic vascular biology. Dr. Dzau's prior positions include the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic (Medicine) at Harvard Medical School, and chairman of the department of medicine, physician-in-chief and director of research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Reginald J. Eadie, MD. President of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital (Detroit). In January 2012, after serving as president of Detroit Receiving Hospital for nearly two years, Dr. Eadie became president of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, the largest hospital within the Detroit Medical Center network. Previously, he served as vice president of medical affairs at DMC Harper University Hospital and DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. In April, he received the Shining Star Award from Michigan's Secretary of State's office, Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank in recognition of his advocacy in organ and tissue donation.

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

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes, a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, became president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in September 2011. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for eight years and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida for two years. In addition, she was formerly senior vice president of medical affairs and executive vice president of MetroHealth System in Cleveland.

David T. Feinberg, MD. President of UCLA Health System (Los Angeles). Dr. Feinberg has served as president of UCLA Health System since July 2011, and as CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences since 2007. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group. In February 2012, the Partners in Care Foundation presented Dr. Feinberg and UCLA Health System with the Mathies Award for vision and excellence in healthcare leadership.

Donald Fesko, OD. CEO of Community Hospital (Munster, Ind.). Dr. Fesko has been CEO of Community Hospital for 10 years. Previously, he practiced optometry with Munster (Ind.) Eye Care Associates. In 2012 he received the Robert S. Hudgens Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year from the American College of Healthcare Executives in recognition of excellent healthcare management skills. 

Steven G. Gabbe, MD. CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Gabbe became CEO of the Wexner Medical Center in July 2008. He previously served as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., for seven years and as chair of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

R. Wayne Gandee, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Dr. Gandee has served as CMO of Carilion Clinic in 2011. He joined the system in November 2006 as chair and medical director of the radiology department. In addition to his CMO role, Dr. Gandee serves as an assistant professor in the department of radiology at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

W. Brian Gibler, MD. President and CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Gibler has served as president and CEO of University Hospital since September 2010. He previously served as the Richard C. Levy Professor of Emergency Medicine and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for five years. He was also executive co-chairman of the national quality improvement initiative CRUSADE, which aimed to reduce the rate of myocardial infarctions through hospital-based strategies.

Joseph Golbus, MD. President of NorthShore Medical Group (Evanston, Ill.). Dr. Golbus has led NorthShore Medical Group, the multispecialty practice of NorthShore University HealthSystem, since 1998. He joined the system in 1987 as a practicing physician, and continues to practice rheumatology. Dr. Golbus is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Richard L. Goldberg, MD. President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Goldberg became president of Georgetown University Hospital in 2010 after serving in an interim position for one year. He has been with Georgetown since 1968, when he was a medical student and later a member of the psychiatry department's faculty. He has held several executive positions with the hospital, including dean of graduate medical education, vice president of medical affairs and CMO. 

Larry J. Goodman, MD. CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman, an internist, became president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center in 2002. He is also president of Rush University, president of the Rush System for Health — a nonprofit organization including 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. He launched the "Rush Transformation," a 10-year, $1 billion project to rebuild a significant portion of the medical center, in 2006.

Gary L. Gottlieb, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb, a psychiatrist, became president and CEO of Partners HealthCare in 2010 after serving as president of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in Boston for eight years. In the past, he also served as executive vice chair and interim chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and associate dean for managed care at Partners.

Howard R. Grant, MD, JD. President and CEO of Lahey Health (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Grant has served as president and CEO of Lahey Health, formerly Lahey Clinic, since November 2010. He previously served as executive vice president and CMO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., and CMO of Temple University Health System in Philadelphia.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Grossman became CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center and dean of the NYU School of Medicine in July 2007. He previously served as chairman of the department of radiology and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and physiology and neuroscience at NYU. He has also served in several positions at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, including chief of neuroradiology.

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner, a family physician, has served as president and CEO of health system ThedaCare since 2008. He previously served as senior vice president and CMO of the system for five years. Dr. Gruner was formerly CMO of Touchpoint Health Plan, which was sold to UnitedHealthcare in 2004.

Alan D. Guerci, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Health Services (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Dr. Guerci became president and CEO of Catholic Health Services in July. He previously served as executive vice president for CHS, and president 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.

Thomas Hansen, MD. CEO of Seattle Children's. Dr. Hansen has been CEO of Seattle Children's since October 2005 and is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Wishard Health Services (Indianapolis). Dr. Harris became medical director and CEO of Wishard Health Services in 2004. She previously held joint positions as chief of medicine of the system and CMO of Indiana University Medical Group-Primary Care, which is the faculty primary care practice for Indiana University School of Medicine.

Louis I. Hochheiser, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). Dr. Hochheiser, a family physician, was named CEO of St. John's Medical Center in April 2012. He previously served as the chief medical leader for a Fortune 100 healthcare insurance and services company. Prior to that position, he was chair of the family medicine departments 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, who has a background in rheumatology and internal medicine, became president and CEO of Providence Health & Services in April after serving as group president for about a year. For five years he served as president and CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services, which affiliated with Providence in 2012. Previously, Dr. Hochman served as executive vice president of Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare.

Kevin Joseph, MD. President and CEO of West Chester (Ohio) Hospital. Dr. Joseph has served as CEO of West Chester Hospital since September 2010. In addition, he serves as senior vice president of UC Health in Cincinnati, medical director of UC Health emergency medicine and assistant professor at University of Cincinnati's department of emergency medicine residency program. He previously served as medical director of West Chester Hospital's emergency department.   

Larry R. Kaiser, MD. President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). In February 2011 Dr. Kaiser became senior executive vice president for health sciences, dean of the Temple University School of Medicine and president and CEO of Temple University Health System. Previously, he 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. He previously 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. Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of UnityPoint Health (Des Moines, Iowa). Since 2009, Dr. Kaplan has served as senior vice president and chief clinical officer of UnityPoint Health, formerly Iowa Health System. He has also served as president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic since that time. Dr. Kaplan previously served as vice president and CMO of Naperville, Ill.-based Edward Health Services.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan, an internist, became chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in 2000. He is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Kaplan is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform and has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Medical Group Management Association and the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Robert Kent, DO. CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Dr. Kent is CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital and president of the physician group Western Reserve Hospital Partners. In addition, he serves as president of the multispecialty physician group Premiere Medical Partners and physician management services organization Premiere Medical Resources.

M. Narendra Kini, MD. President and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Kini, who is board certified in pediatric emergency medicine, became president and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital in 2008. He previously served as executive vice president of clinical operations improvement at Trinity Health in Novi, Mich., for four years.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Klasko was appointed to the new united position of president of Thomas Jefferson University and president and CEO of TJUH System in June. The roles were previously held by two different people. Dr. Klasko most recently served as dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and CEO of USF Health in Tampa, Fla.

Bernard Klein, MD. CEO of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills, Calif.). Dr. Klein, a board-certified internal medicine physician, is CEO of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has held leadership positions within Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services for seven years, having previously served as CMO of Providence Holy Cross.

Paul Kronenberg, MD. President and CEO of Crouse Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. Kronenberg, a board-certified internist, has served as president and CEO of Crouse Hospital since February 2004. He previously served as chief of medicine at the hospital for 20 years.

James E. LaBelle, MD. Corporate Senior Vice President and CMO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Dr. LaBelle, a board-certified internist, was named CMO of Scripps Health in January. He previously served as corporate vice president of quality, physician co-management and medical management at Scripps. Dr. LaBelle has practiced emergency medicine for more than 25 years, and has served as medical director of emergency services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (Calif.).

Mark Laney, MD. President and CEO of Heartland Health (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney became president and CEO of Heartland Health in 2009. Previously, he served as president of the Cook Children's Physician Network at Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas, for 15 years. 

Robert J. Laskowski, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Laskowski, a geriatrician, has served as president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System since 2003. Previously, he served as CMO of Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network and president and group medical director at Northeast Permanente Medical Group in Hartford, Conn.

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). Dr. Lee, a radiologist by training, has served as CEO of the University of Utah Health Care, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and dean of the University of Utah's School of Medicine since July 2011. She previously served as the first vice dean for science, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of New York University Medical Center.

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of The Carle Foundation (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard became president and CEO of health system The Carle Foundation and its flagship Carle Foundation Hospital in 2000 after serving in an interim role for one year. In 1984, Dr. Leonard joined the Carle Clinic Association as a primary care physician and served as vice president of medical affairs of The Carle Foundation from 1997 to 1999. He has also served as associate medical director of Carle Clinic and medical director of the employee assistance and sports medicine programs.

James Mandell, MD. CEO of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Mandell, a urologist, is CEO of Boston Children's Hospital. He is a member of the board of trustees and a senior associate in urology at the hospital. Dr. Mandell is also a professor of surgery (urology) at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Steve Markovich, MD. President of Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Markovich is president of Riverside Methodist Hospital. He has served in several positions at the hospital since joining in 1996 as a family and emergency physician, 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 and currently serves as chief of staff.

John McCabe, MD. CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. McCabe has served as CEO of Upstate University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs since August 2009. He has held several other positions at the hospital, including medical staff president, medical director and chair of the department 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. Previously, he served in several roles at Dallas-based University of Texas Southwestern, including executive vice president of health system affairs, urology department chair, prostate disease center director, vice president for clinical programs and executive vice president for administration.

Eugene J. McMahon, MD. President and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin (Ill.). Dr. McMahon, a board-certified pathologist and surgeon, has served as president and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital since March 2011. He previously served as CMO of the hospital for one year. Prior to that role, he 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.

Sonia Mehta, MD. CMO and CEO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Mehta became CMO and CEO of Loretto Hospital in November 2012. She previously served as president and CEO of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System Medical Group. She has also held leadership positions at Victory Medical Center in Stanley, Wis., Condell Acute Care Centers in Libertyville, Ill., Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Dr. Mickiewicz became the first physician president of Dominican Hospital in 2007 after serving as interim president for seven months. She previously served as CMO of the hospital and served on its medical staff, specializing in infectious diseases, for 13 years.

John Murphy, MD. President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury). Dr. Murphy, a neurologist, became president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network in October 2010. He took on his new title after Danbury Hospital, of which he was president and CEO, affiliated with New Milford Hospital, a member of WCHN. He had served as executive vice president of Danbury Hospital since 2008 and also served on the hospital's medical staff for about 20 years.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Health Care (Boston). Dr. Nabel became president of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Health Care, which includes Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals, in January 2010. A cardiologist, she previously served as 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.

Harris M. Nagler, MD. President of Beth Israel Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Nagler has served as president of Beth Israel Medical Center since March 2010. Previously, he served as chairman of the hospital's urology department for 21 years. Dr. Nagler is also a recognized clinical expert in male infertility issues.

Steve Narang, MD. CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix). Dr. Narang, a pediatric physician, became CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in April after serving as CMO of Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., since June 2011. He previously served as medical director of graduate medical education and medical director of pediatric emergency services at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Robert E. Nesse, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Nesse, a family physician, has served as CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System since March 2010. He has held several positions within the system since he joined in 1980, including residency program director for family practice and vice chair of Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine. He previously served as president and CEO of the system's Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis., which closed its hospital in 2011.

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Newman became president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center after serving in several roles at the hospital. After joining the organization in 1984, he served as surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care and vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy, a neurologist, became CEO of Mayo Clinic in November 2009 after holding several leadership titles. He joined Mayo in 1990 and previously served as chairman of Mayo's department of neurology and vice chairman of its Rochester executive board. He also served as editor in chief of the American Academy of Neurology's journal Neurology.

David O'Brien, MD. President of St. Joseph Health-Humboldt County (Eureka, Calif.). As president of St. Joseph Health-Humboldt County, which is part of Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health, Dr. O'Brien oversees St. Joseph Hospital-Eureka and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif. He was named to his current position in August after serving in an interim role since March. Previously, he served in several leadership roles at another St. Joseph Health hospital, St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif.

Steven J. Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer became president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in January 1999 after serving as chief of staff and medical director of the hospital's intensive care unit for 11 years. He was previously a partner in a cardiopulmonary practice. 

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Dr. Pasternak became CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital and vice president for health systems at Stony Brook Medicine in September 2012. He previously served as CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., since 2008 and as executive vice president for academic affairs at Inova, also based in Falls Church. Prior to joining Inova, he served as executive vice president and CMO of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

David C. Pate, MD, JD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Dr. Pate is president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System. He joined the organization in 2009 after serving as senior vice president and CMO of Houston-based St. Luke's Episcopal Health System 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, has served as senior vice president and CMO of Community Health Systems since August 2006. Previously, she served as senior vice president and CMO of Beverly Enterprises and directed the Physicians' Regulatory Issues Team at CMS.

Ronald Paulus, MD. President and CEO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Paulus has served as president and CEO of Mission Health since September 2010. Previously, he served as executive vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. In addition, he co-founded and served as 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 has served as CEO of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Health System, senior vice president for health affairs at Penn State University and dean of the Penn State College of Medicine since April 2006. Prior to these positions, he was dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group in New Brunswick, N.J.

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of CMC Healthcare System (Manchester, N.H.). Dr. Pepe, a board-certified internist, was named president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System in September 2012 after serving in an interim role since the beginning of that year. He previously served as CMO of the system's flagship hospital, Catholic Medical Center.

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD. President of Clinical and Physician Services Group and CMO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Perlin became president of clinical and physician services group and CMO of HCA in 2006. Previously, he served as under secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and CEO of the Veterans Health Administration. He was named chair-elect designate by the American Hospital Association in July and will become chair in 2015.

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, MD. CEO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Dr. Pescovitz became the University of Michigan's first female executive vice president for medical affairs and health system CEO in May 2009. She previously served as executive associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and interim vice president for research administration at Indiana University.

C. Wright Pinson, MD. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, serves as 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 has held several leadership positions since joining the organization in 1990, including chairman of the department of surgery, chairman of the medical board and CMO. 

Daniel K. Podolsky, MD. President of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Dr. Podolsky became president of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in September 2008. He previously served as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and chief academic officer of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System.

Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD. Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Polonsky serves as executive vice president for medical affairs at University of Chicago Medicine, 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 became a member of the University of Chicago faculty in 1981.

John Popovich, MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich, a pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist, has served as president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital since July 2010. He has a long history with the organization, beginning in 1975 as a medical intern. He previously served as division head of pulmonary and critical care medicine for 10 years and as chair of the hospital's department of internal medicine.  

Jon L. Pryor, MD. CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis). Dr. Pryor, a urologic surgeon by training, became CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center in April after serving as CEO of the Medical College of Physicians, the clinical practice of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served as chair of University of Minnesota's urologic surgery department from 2001 to 2006.

Robert W. Pryor, MD. President and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare (Temple, Texas). Dr. Pryor, a board-certified pediatrician, has served as president and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare since April 2011. When Scott & White Healthcare's merger with Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System goes into effect, which is expected later this year, Dr. Pryor will become president, COO and CMO of the new parent company, Baylor Scott & White Health, and president of the service company, Baylor Scott & White Health Service. Prior to his current position, he served as CMO of the health system for six years and as COO for two years.

Ram Raju, MD. CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System (Chicago). Dr. Raju became CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System in 2011. In February, Dr. Raju announced a restructuring of the organization's leadership, including new departments and positions. Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president for medical and professional affairs at New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey has served as CEO of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington since June 1997. He 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.). Dr. Ray is executive vice president and CMO of Carolinas HealthCare System. He joined the organization in 2007 after serving as chief quality officer of Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System. Prior to assuming administrative positions, he practiced clinical neurology for 10 years.

Mack Reavis, MD. President and CMO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. In December 2012, Dr. Reavis added the position of president of Lakeland Regional Medical Center to his role as CMO of the hospital. He joined LRMC/Lakeland Regional Health Systems in September 2011 as executive vice president of clinical integration and CMO. He also practiced as a physician at LRMC for more than 35 years.

James K. Reed, MD. President and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners (Albany, N.Y.). Dr. Reed became the first president to hold the newly unified position of president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners in October 2012, a year after the organization was formed by the merger of St. Peter's Health Care Services with Albany-based Northeast Health and Seton Health in Troy, N.Y. Dr. Reed previously served as president and CEO of Northeast Health.  

Craig D. Rhyne, MD. CMO of Covenant Health System (Lubbock, Texas). Dr. Rhyne, a board-certified surgeon, has served as CMO of Covenant Health System since April 2011. He was previously trauma medical director and chair of the trauma peer review committee and the trauma section committee at Covenant. In addition, he has served as associate clinical professor of surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Robert C. Robbins, MD. President and CEO of Texas Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Robbins, a cardiac surgeon, became president and CEO of Texas Medical Center in November 2012. He previously served as professor and chairman of the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the faculty since 1993.

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. In addition, he serves as a professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and professor of health policy and administration in the UNC School of Public Health.  

Paul B. Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, became CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine of The Johns Hopkins University in July 2012. He previously served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and led its clinical practice plan since 2008.

Fred Rothstein, MD. President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Dr. Rothstein, a pediatric gastroenterologist, became president of UH Case Medical Center in 2003. In addition, he is a professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). Dr. Sacks serves as executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care and as president of Advocate Physician Partners. In 2010, he received the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Safyer, who is board certified in internal medicine, became CEO of Montefiore Medical Center in 2008. He joined the organization in 1982 and served in various leadership positions since, including senior vice president and CMO. In addition, he is a professor of medicine, epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Mike Schatzlein, MD. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Schatzlein, a cardiac surgeon, was named president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health in June 2010. He also serves as the Ascension Health ministry market leader for Nashville, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala. Previously, he 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 2012, 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 also practices as a gastroenterologist at the clinic, which he joined in 1984. 

M. Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). Dr. Shabot, who is board certified in general surgery and surgery critical care, is CMO of 12-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System. He previously served as the system's chief quality officer.

David J. Shulkin, MD. President of Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Dr. Shulkin, a board-certified internist, became president of Morristown Medical Center and vice president of parent organization Atlantic Health System in July 2010. In addition to these positions, he serves as president of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, a participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). In 2003, Dr. Slavin became president of Massachusetts General after serving as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization for three years. Previously, he served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Sorenson, a urologic surgeon, has served as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare since 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as executive vice president and COO of the system for 11 years. Other positions he has held at Intermountain include vice chairman of the department of surgery and president of the medical staff. He also served on the board of trustees of LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Jeffrey Sperring, MD. President and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Sperring, a board-certified pediatrician, is president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He 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 became president and CEO of Geisinger Health System in 2001 after serving 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. Prior to those positions, he served as the William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, president and CEO of Deaconess Professional Practice Group and chairman of the department of surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital.

Paul Steinke, DO. President and CEO of CGH Medical Center (Sterling, Ill.). Dr. Steinke became president and CEO of CGH Medical Center in January. He joined the hospital's main clinic in 2005 and became vice president of clinical services in 2011.

Paul Summerside, MD. CMO and Chief Compliance Officer of BayCare Clinic (Green Bay, Wis.). In addition to serving as CMO and chief compliance officer of BayCare Clinic, Dr. Summerside is also chairperson of the board at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He helped establish the medical center in 2001 and continues to practice as an emergency physician there.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Swinfard, a board-certified dermatologist, became CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in November 2010 after serving as the system's CMO since 2003. He previously served as 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 became president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in October 2011 after serving as CMO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, he served as chief quality and medical information officer at Stanford.

Patrick Taylor, MD. President and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Dr. Taylor became president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital in May 2010 after serving in several positions at the hospital. He joined the hospital in 1988 as an emergency physician. He eventually became medical director of the emergency department, executive director of medical affairs for Holy Cross Medical Group, and vice president, senior vice president and COO of the hospital before assuming his current role.

Anthony J. Tedeschi, MD. CEO of Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Tedeschi became CEO of Vanguard Weiss Memorial Hospital in December 2012. He also serves as Vanguard Health System's CMO in the Chicago market. He previously held leadership positions at several hospitals, including Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago.

Jeffrey Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson, a pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, became CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System in 2001. He also serves as chairman of the board of governors and board of trustees. In July, Dr. Thompson was one of 11 people named a Champion of Change for public health and environmental protection issues by the White House.  

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Dr. Turkal, a family practice physician, has served as president and CEO of Aurora Health Care since 2007. He joined Aurora in 1987 and later served as a senior vice president and president of Aurora Health Care's metro region.

Michael Waldrum, MD. President and CEO of the University of Arizona Health Network (Tucson). Dr. Waldrum became president and CEO of the University of Arizona Health Network in January after serving as CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham and as vice president of UAB Health System. He previously served as COO and CIO of UAB, and was a member of the medical staff of the UAB School of Medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

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. From 2001 to 2006, he served as executive vice president for medical affairs of Presbyterian Healthcare in the Charlotte, N.C., region. Prior to that position, he was assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

James Weinstein, DO. President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Weinstein, a spine surgeon, is CEO of the health system Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He previously served as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He 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 has served as president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System since 2006. He is also chair of the Florida Hospital Association's Quality and Patient Safety Committee. From 1977 to 2000, Dr. Weiss led a private practice in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics.

Michael Wiemann, MD. President of Providence Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). Dr. Wiemann, a medical oncologist, is president of Providence Hospital and senior vice president of parent company St. John Providence Health System. He joined the health system in December 2007 as executive vice president of medical affairs and CMO. Previously, he served as senior vice president and CMO of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Care Center. 

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter, who is board certified in internal and pulmonary medicine, is CEO of the health system Billings Clinic. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Group Association. Dr. Wolter is also a former commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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