Meet the physician who convened Trump's hospital CEO meeting

Bruce Moskowitz, MD, a primary care physician in West Palm Beach, Fla., was responsible for convening the December meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and CEOs from four major health systems, STAT reports.

The CEOs present at the meeting included Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD; Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, MD; Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman, MD; and Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD.

Why did Mr. Trump call on Dr. Moskowitz to convene the meeting? Not because he has a position in the Trump-Pence transition team (he doesn't). Not because he donated to the Trump campaign (he didn't). Dr. Moskowitz told STAT he does not know why Mr. Trump called on him, except, "He's familiar with me, and I'm familiar with him." Dr. Moskowitz did not provide additional detail about his relationship with the President-elect, but the physician's son, Aaron Moskowitz told STAT Mr. Trump and his father have met before.

Dr. Moskowitz, a board-certified internal medicine physician, has maintained a dedicated primary care practice throughout his medical career, according to the report. He also has worked on a number of side projects, including an app to help patients locate emergency services and a website for local clinical trials, according to the report.

Several sources from West Palm Beach told STAT Dr. Moskowitz is well-respected and well-known in the community.

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