America's Most Innovative Leaders: 24 healthcare leaders on the list

Forbes released its annual list of the country's most innovative leaders, comprising 100 founders and CEOs known for encouraging creative and highly successful innovation at their organizations.

To compile the list, leaders from top U.S. companies were ranked based on their media reputation for innovation, social connections and capital related to innovation, track record of market value creation and investor expectations of future growth and innovation. Exemplifying these qualities are Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Tesla's Elon Musk, who tied for first place.

Twenty-four leaders in the healthcare industry made the list:

13. Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

14. Gary Guthart, Intuitive Surgical

17. Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific

20. George Yancopoulos and Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

23. Michael Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences

24. Jean-Jacques Bienaime, BioMarin Pharmaceutical

26. Miles White, Abbott Laboratories

29. Omar Ishrak, Medtronic

33. Kevin Lobo, Stryker

35. Richard Gonzalez, AbbVie

41. Vincent Forlenza, Becton Dickinson

42. Kevin Sayer, Dexcom

46. Bruce Broussard, Humana

48. Stanley Bergman, Henry Schein

50. David King, LabCorp

55. Thomas Joyce, Danaher

56. Marc Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific

74. Stanley Crooke, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

82. Jose Almeida, Baxter International

83. Stephen Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics

86. Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson

87. Clay Siegall, Seattle Genetics

94. Tarek Sherif, Medidata Solutions

95. Alan Miller, Universal Health

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