16 female physicians who lead hospitals

In honor of the first National Women Physicians Day — Feb. 3 — here are 16 female physicians who lead hospitals and health systems.

These leaders all appeared on the "130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2016."

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 has previous experience on the executive leadership for the L.A. Care Health Plan.

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 previously served as CMO of the hospital and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

Joanne Conroy, MD. CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Conroy was named CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in June 2014. She has previous experience as the chief healthcare officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Susan Ehrlich, MD. CEO of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Dr. Ehrlich held a variety of roles at the San Mateo (Calif.) Medical Center over the course of nearly 14 years before becoming CEO of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in April 2016.

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.

Lisa E. Harris, MD. CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Harris is the CEO of Eskenazi Health and a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann is president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, a position she's held since October 2010. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). Dr. Lee is the CEO of the University of Utah Health Care and senior vice president of University Health Sciences. She also serves as dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine and sits on the Council of Councils of the National Institutes of Health.

Sonia Mehta, MD. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Mehta became CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital in November 2012. She previously served as president and CEO of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System Medical Group.

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President and CEO of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Dr. Mickiewicz became the first physician CEO of Dominican Hospital, part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, in 2007. She has previous experience as the hospital's CMO.

Redonda Miller, MD. President of Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Dr. Miller is the first female president of Johns Hopkins Hospital. She became president in May 2016 after serving as vice president of medical affairs at the hospital and senior vice president of medical affairs for Johns Hopkins Health System.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Health Care (Boston). Dr. Nabel became president of Brigham and Women's Health Care, which includes Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals, in January 2010. She was appointed to the NFL's chief health and medical advisor in 2015.

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Nevin was appointed president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2014. She joined the health system in 2002 and previously served as the CMO, chief patient safety officer and chair of family and community medicine.

Marsha D. Rappley, MD. Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond). Dr. Rappley took on her current roles in August 2015. She has previous experience as the chair of the board of directors for the Association of American Medical Colleges and chair of the Food and Drug Administration's pediatric advisory committee.

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Dr. Wheeler heads up Allina Health, a system spanning 13 hospitals and 61 clinics. She previously led the system's quality and value strategy as chief clinical officer and served on the Allina Health board.

Ginger Williams, MD. President and CEO of Oaklawn Hospital (Marshall, Mich.). Dr. Williams served as CMO of Oaklawn Hospital and medical director of the emergency department before becoming president and CEO in 2013. She is an emergency medicine physician by training.

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