The leaders behind US News' top 10 hospitals for adult orthopedics

U.S. News & World Report ranked the following hospitals as the 10 best in the nation for adult orthopedics.

Here are the executives leading the hospitals & their excellent orthopedics programs:

1. Louis A. Shapiro — Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City)
Mr. Shapiro has served as HSS' president and CEO since October 2006. From January 2014 to May 2015, Mr. Shapiro was the chair of the Greater Chicago New York Hospital Association, and also was Geisinger Health System's executive vice president from April 2002 to August 2006. He earned his master's in healthcare administration/management from the University of Pittsburgh.

In a March 2015 interview with Becker's Hospital Review, Mr. Shapiro pinpointed two problems he would eliminate in healthcare, saying, "I would like to see a massive reduction in the number of cumbersome and unneeded regulations, and then I would like to see Americans taking massive responsibility for their health. No smoking, exercising regularly, eating healthy and eradicating obesity."

2. John H. Noseworthy, MD — Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
Dr. Noseworthy has been the CEO and president of Mayo Clinic since 2009. Dr. Noseworthy has held other leadership roles at Mayo including the medical director for development from 2006 to 2009. He joined the organization in 1990. Since 2007, Dr. Noseworthy has been the editor-in-chief of Neurology.

Dr. Noseworthy's educational background is extensive. He earned his medical degree, completed his internal medicine residency and his neurology residency at Dalhousie University in Canada. He also completed neurology residencies at University of Western Ontario and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He completed his neuroimmunology laboratory residency at University Hospital in London, Canada and a neuropathy residency at University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Additionally, Dr. Noseworthy completed a pathology research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston and a neurology research fellowship at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital.

3. Delos M. Cosgrove, MD — Cleveland Clinic
Having been with Cleveland Clinic since 1975, Dr. Cosgrove has served as CEO and president since 2004. Dr. Cosgrove served as a surgeon in the U.S. Airforce and in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam as the Chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight. During his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal. Dr. Cosgrove has authored almost 450 journal articles, book chapters, one book and 17 training and continuing medical education films.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed a general surgery residency at University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital in New York, where he also completed his internship. Dr. Cosgrove completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Brook General Hospital in London, England, and a cardiac surgery residency at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital. He also underwent a cardiac surgery residency at Children's Hospital of Boston.

4. Larry Goodman, MD — Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)
Dr. Goodman is the CEO of Rush University Medical Center and president of the Rush System for Health. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Goodman was Rush's president. He currently is the principal officer of the Rush Board of Trustees. Dr. Goodman was the medical director of Cook County Hospital, now known as John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Goodman's research focuses on infectious diseases, specifically on gastrointestinal infections in HIV-positive patients.

During his tenure as CEO, Dr. Goodman started the "Rush Transformation" project. The initiative focused on building new faculties, renovating existing buildings and implementing new technology. In January 2012, Rush University opened its $654 million medical tower, which received LEED Gold certification

Dr. Goodman obtained his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center and then completed his infectious disease fellowship at the same institution.

5. Robert I. Grossman, MD — Hospital for Joint Diseases | NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City)
Dr. Grossman has been the CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center since July 2007. He is also NYU Langone's Saul J. Farber Dean. As CEO, he leads NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health System, with the system including the Hospital for Joint Disease as well as Tisch Hospital, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, NYU Lutheran and Rusk Rehabilitation.

During his time as CEO, the health system has undergone significant transformations including the addition of 3.3 million square feet of clinical and research space. The space is comprised of an 830,000-square-foot hospital pavilion and the new science building, which NYU Langone expects to complete next year. In his position as NYU Langone's dean, Dr. Grossman organized the Curriculum for the 21st Century, which focuses on clinical training and includes a three-year MD program for select candidates.

He earned his medical degree and completed his neurosurgery residency at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He also completed a radiology residency at the same institution and a neuroradiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

6. Dean M. Harrison — Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
Mr. Harrison is the president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. As CEO of NMHC, Mr. Harrison played a crucial role in creating Northwestern Medicine, a partnership between the health system and the medical school. Prior to joining NMHC, Mr. Harrison served as president and CEO of University of Chicago Health System. Mr. Harrison is a past chair of the Illinois Hospital Association.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency and Chicago Minority Enterprise Development Council honored Mr. Harrison with the 2010 CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence Award for Diversity. He also received the National Healthcare Award by B'nai B'rith International in 2008.

7. Stephen K. Klasko, MD — Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia)

As the president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Dr. Klasko is known nationally as a champion for transformation in healthcare delivery and education. In 2016, he published his new book, We CAN Fix Healthcare in America. He also launched the journal, Healthcare Transformation, of which he is editor-in-chief.

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Klasko returned to the city to lead Jefferson, and transformed the historic institution from a three-hospital system to an 11-hospital system. He renamed Jefferson Medical College for donors Caroline and Sidney Kimmel, who gave a $110 million donation for disruptive innovation in education. The renaming of the Jefferson Medical College is the second medical school he's named. In 2011, he also named the Carol and Frank Morsani College of Medicine for a transformational gift to USF Health at the University of South Florida.

While at USF, he launched a unique program, SELECT, to accept medical students based on emotional intelligence and leadership potential, known as a model for selecting and training the physician of the future.

He also is proposing a merger with Philadelphia University, which would give Jefferson an undergraduate partner and pipeline. When the mergers are complete, Jefferson will have revenues of $4.8 billion, 28,000 employees, 7,800 students, 6,000 physicians and clinicians and 4,000 faculty. He earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

8. Peter L. Slavin, MD — Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
Dr. Slavin has served as Massachusetts General Hospital's president since 2003. He was the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization's CEO and chairman from 1999 to 2002. Previously, he was the president of St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Slavin is an internal medicine, healthcare policy and healthcare management professor at Boston-based Harvard Medical School.  

Dr. Slavin is a board of directors' member of telehealth provider American Well, a position he has held since January 2016. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In a 2011 interview with Becker's Hospital Review, Dr. Slavin offers this piece of advice to fellow executives, saying, "I've seen over the years many CEOs and other hospitals and health systems get so caught up in whatever the business challenge is of the day — forming a network, becoming an [accountable care organization], etc., — that they take their eye off the ball of day-to-day patient care and excelling in it. My most important piece of advice is don't take your eye off that ball, because not only is that ball what is at the core of what we do, but doing it well is in the long term the most important ingredient for success as a healthcare organization."

9. Paul Rothman, MD — Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore) 
Dr. Rothman is the CEO of John Hopkins Medicine and vice president of medicine for John Hopkins University. He is also dean of John Hopkins University's medical faculty. Prior to joining John Hopkins, Dr. Rothman was dean of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. National Institutes of Health has funded much of Dr. Rothman's research, which focuses on cytokines and the function of cytokines in immune system responses to asthma and allergies.

He earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at New York City-based New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also completed his rheumatology fellowship. He completed an additional biochemistry fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.

10. Redonda Miller, MD — Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
John Hopkins Hospital named Dr. Miller president in May 2016, prior to which she was the hospital's vice president of medical affairs and senior vice president of medical affairs for the John Hopkins Health System. As president, Dr. Miller is the hospitals' 11th president and first woman to hold the president position in the hospital's history. Dr. Miller is a founding editor of The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review book. She has penned more than 35 book chapters and manuscripts.

She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Miller also earned his master's in business administration from John Hopkins in 2004.

11. Mark R. Laret — University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Mr. Laret is the president and CEO of UCSF Health, joining the health system in 2000. As CEO, Mr. Laret played an integral role in building the $1.5 billion UCSF hospital complex at the Mission Bay campus and raising $600 million in private contributions for the new facility. He is a member of directors of Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto, Calif., and Nuance Communications in Boston.

Mr. Laret is equipped with 30 years of healthcare management expertise, beginning his healthcare career at UCLA Medical Center. He was the CEO of OC Irvine Medical Center from 1995 to 2000. He earned a master's degree in political science from University of Southern California.

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