50 most influential people in healthcare cited in inaugural Time magazine list


Time magazine has released its first Health Care 50 list to honor physicians, scientists, and business and political leaders whose work is transforming healthcare.

To put together the list, Time's team of health editors and reporters nominated people who made significant contributions to the state of U.S. healthcare this year. The publication then evaluated their work on originality, impact and quality.

Here are the 50 leaders who made the list:

  1. Misty Vaughan Allen, Nevada's suicide prevention coordinator
  2. London Breed, mayor of San Francisco
  3. Susan Talamantes Eggman, California assembly member
  4. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
  5. Bill Gates, philanthropist
  6. Melinda Gates, philanthropist
  7. Scott Gottlieb, MD, FDA commissioner
  8. Maura Healey, Massachusetts attorney general
  9. Valter Longo, PhD, director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  10. Chirlane McCray, writer, first lady of New York City
  11. Ann McKee, MD, professor of neurology and pathology
  12. Aaron Perry, founder of Men's Health & Education Center 
  13. Tait Shanafelt, MD, chief wellness officer for Stanford (Calif.) Medicine
  14. Angie Truesdale, CEO of Centering Healthcare Institute
  15. Leana Wen, MD, Baltimore health commissioner
  16. Betti Wiggins, Houston's officer of nutrition services
  17. James P. Allison, PhD, immunologist
  18. Tasuku Honjo, immunologist
  19. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, PhD, professor in Salk's Gene Expression Laboratory
  20. Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the comprehensive epilepsy center at NYU Langone Health in New York City
  21. Helmy Eltoukhy, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Guardant Health
  22. AmirAli Talasaz, PhD, co-founder and president of Guardant Health
  23. Kristoffer Famm, PhD, president of Galvani Bioelectronics
  24. Mindy Grossman, CEO of Weight Watchers (now WW)
  25. Bjarne Hansen, PhD, clinical psychologist
  26. Gerd Kvale, PhD, clinical psychologist
  27. Sean Harper, MD, vice president of development at biotechnology company Amgen
  28. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD, biologist
  29. David Sinclair, PhD, genetics professor
  30. Régine Sitruk-Ware, MD, distinguished scientist at the Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research
  31. Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, epidemiologist
  32. Giuliano Testa, MD, transplant surgeon
  33. Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences
  34. Atul Gawande, MD, surgeon tapped to be CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture
  35. Robert Grossman, MD, dean of New York University School of Medicine in New York City
  36. Kenneth Langone, trustee chair of NYU Langone Health
  37. Larry Merlo, CEO of CVS Health
  38. Sean Parker, founder and chairman of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
  39. Kare Schultz, CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  40. Rob Solomon, CEO of crowdfunding platform GoFundMe 
  41. Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente
  42. Yonatan Adiri, founder and CEO of diagnostic device startup Healthy.io
  43. Oren Frank, co-founder of therapist app Talkspace
  44. Roni Frank, co-founder of therapist app Talkspace
  45. Joshua Kushner, founder of the health ­insurance company and app Oscar
  46. Mario Schlosser, founder of the health insurance company and app Oscar
  47. Divya Nag, leader for Apple's health-focused projects
  48. Raj Panjabi, MD, co-founder of healthcare access organization Last Mile Health
  49. Todd Pope, president and CEO of medical device company TransEnterix
  50. Anne Wojcicki, CEO of biotechnology company 23andMe

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