112 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems | 2018

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize the following physician leaders in the 2018 edition of the "112 hospital and health system physician leaders to know" list.

The physician leaders featured here are hospital and health system presidents, CEOs, C-suite executives and leaders who also hold medical degrees. These individuals have committed their careers to advancing healthcare access and delivery both as clinicians and strategic leaders. Many have held top spots at multiple organizations over the years and continue to serve their communities on the boards of local and national healthcare organizations.

Becker's Healthcare accepted nominations for this list, and many executives featured here have led their organizations to achieve top rankings by U.S. News & World Report, IBM Health and CMS. Their organizations are also on the forefront of innovative care models, value-based care and health IT initiatives.

Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2012.

For questionsor comments on this list, please contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Note: Individuals featured on this list do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion. This list is not an endorsement of any organization or individual featured. Physicians are listed in alphabetical order.

Steve Allen, MD. CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Dr. Allen will retire from his post as CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital next June, after 23 years of leadership, which the hospital characterizes as the "most significant period of growth in its 126-year history." During his tenure, Nationwide Children's has doubled patient visits to more than 1.4 million; NIH research funding has increased 51 percent to $81.7 million; and the hospital made the U.S. News & World Report honor roll of America's 10 Best Children's Hospitals. Dr. Allen is overseeing a 2.1 million square-foot expansion to keep up with demand, which will add a 12-story hospital and a research building to the hospital's campus. Dr. Allen is on nine boards and is also a professor at OSU College of Medicine in Columbus.

Imran Andrabi, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Andrabi became president and CEO of ThedaCare in June 2017 after a 25-year career at Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. Dr. Andrabi started at Mercy Health as an intern and medical resident, working his way up to president and CEO of the Toledo, Ohio, region, where he helped recruit physicians and grow the health system. Dr. Andrabi is on the faculty of Cincinnati-based Medical College of Ohio and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens.

Lawrence Antonucci, MD. President and CEO of Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.). Dr. Antonucci became president and CEO of Lee Health in 2017, after serving for a decade in other leadership roles in the system, including chief administrative officer for Cape Coral (Fla.) Hospital, systemwide COO of hospital and physician services, and eventually, COO of the system. Throughout his career at Lee Health, Dr. Antonucci has been an advocate for frontline teams, often embedding himself with housekeeping and patient transport teams. His passion for frontline service may stem from the first 24 years of his career, which were spent building an independent practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Starting out solo, Dr. Antonucci consolidated his practice with another OB/GYN, added primary care and eventually founded Physicians Primary Care, a large multispecialty practice.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau laid the groundwork in medical school for an impressive career as a physician leader. He graduated as the top medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and was class valedictorian at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. After medical school, he went on to complete an internship, residency and fellowship at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Babineau served in numerous leadership positions before taking the helm of the Lifespan system, including president and CEO of Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital and the Miriam Hospital; senior vice president and CMO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore; and director of the center for minimally invasive surgery at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Babineau has served as an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Charles Barbera, MD. Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Reading Hospital (West Reading, Pa.). Dr. Barbera serves as chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Reading Hospital, which sees more than 135,000 patients annually, making it the busiest ED in Pennsylvania and the 11th-busiest in the U.S. Under Dr. Barbera's leadership, Reading Hospital's ED has championed a "warm handoff" process for opioid overdose patients, sending them directly to a substance-abuse rehabilitation program after the hospital. Through this program, Reading is sending two to five patients a day to rehabilitation programs, and in the second half of 2017 helped more than 500 patients find recovery programs after an overdose, reducing their death rate by half. Dr. Barbera has spoken frequently about the success of the program and is working with emergency physicians statewide to disseminate best practices for working with addiction patients.

Patrick Battey, MD. CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Dr. Battey took the helm as sole CEO of Piedmont Atlanta in 2016, after a year of sharing the role. He is the first physician CEO in Piedmont's 100-plus-year history. Before taking over leadership of Piedmont Atlanta, Dr. Battey served as interim CEO of Piedmont Healthcare, just after the system acquired its fifth hospital. Dr. Battey is a vascular surgeon and a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Paul Beaupré, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). Dr. Beaupré is known for driving results at St. John's Medical Center. He took the helm in 2016 with a three-year strategic plan to improve performance. In just two years, St. John's has increased patient experience scores to the top 10 percent nationally, achieved a five-star rating from CMS, an A grade from Leapfrog and designation as the "safest hospital in Wyoming" from Quantros. Before focusing his career on healthcare leadership, Dr. Beaupré was an anesthesiologist.

Amy Beiter, MD. CEO of EvergreenHealth (Kirkland, Wash.). Dr. Beiter was recently named CEO of EvergreenHealth and took the helm on Aug. 22. Prior to this role, she served as president and CEO of the 400-bed Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., and before that as CMO of Carondelet St. Mary's. Dr. Beiter helped Carondelet St. Mary's expand from a community hospital to a tertiary care hospital by adding more complex services and improving retention and staff satisfaction. Dr. Beiter has a background in internal medicine and pediatrics, and practiced as a hospitalist. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington.

Eric Bieber, MD. President and CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. Dr. Bieber is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with 20 years of leadership experience at hospitals and health systems across the country. Before becoming president and CEO of Rochester Regional, he served as a regional president at Cleveland-based University Hospitals; president of University Hospitals ACO; CMO of University Hospitals; executive vice president of strategic network development and CMO of Geisinger in Danville, Pa.; and associate professor at the University of Chicago.

John Bonamo, MD. CMO and Chief Quality Officer of RWJBarnabas (West Orange, N.J.). Dr. Bonamo has been CMO of RWJBarnabas since 2016, where he is leading the system toward high reliability organization status. In this role, Dr. Bonamo helps foster a culture of patient safety, staff safety and high quality care. Dr. Bonamo is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has also served as a faculty member of the Beijing University International Management Program since 2006, teaching in the U.S. and the People's Republic of China.

Michael Born, MD. President and CEO of SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health (Rockford, Ill.). After spending three years as SwedishAmerican's CMO and chief quality officer, Dr. Born became the health system's president and CEO in July 2017. He is currently overseeing the health system's $130 million construction and renovation project. Before stepping into his current role, Dr. Born practiced emergency medicine for 25 years. He has overseen SwedishAmerican's infection control, risk management, quality management and patient safety departments.

Eric Bour, MD. CEO of Piedmont Newton Hospital (Covington, Ga.). Before he became Piedmont Newton Hospital's CEO in 2017, Dr. Bour was president of Simpsonville, S.C.-based Hillcrest Memorial Hospital and Simpsonville Medical Campus. Under Dr. Bour's leadership, Hillcrest significantly improved quality, safety and service metrics, including a 30 percent reduction in operating room turnover time and a 40 percent improvement in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores. Dr. Bour practiced as a general and bariatric surgeon for nearly 30 years in Pennsylvania and South Carolina before turning his focus to administrative and executive leadership roles.

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of the MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros joined MetroHealth as president and CEO in 2013 after serving as president of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions, a healthcare advisory firm focused on clinical transformation, operational turnarounds and emerging reimbursement models. Dr. Boutros also previously served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital-The Heart Center and as executive vice president, CMO and COO of Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Hospital. Dr. Boutros is an internist and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Warren Browner, MD. CEO of Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco). A board-certified internist, Dr. Browner joined the nonprofit hospital in 2000 after serving as a full-time faculty member at University of California San Francisco for 15 years. He has served as executive editor of the American Journal of Medicine and on the editorial board of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Browner has also been a member of federal panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the FDA.

John Brumsted, MD. President and CEO of University of Vermont Health Network and CEO of University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington). With over 30 years of experience at the UVM Health Network, Dr. Brumsted was CMO and chief quality officer before becoming the health system's president and CEO. Dr. Brumsted also has experience as senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the UVM College of Medicine and medical director of Vermont Health Plan and Vermont Managed Care. He practiced medicine at the UVM Medical Center beginning in 1981 and maintains his membership on the Vermont Medical Society Council, which he served as president in 2008-09.

Thomas Buchholz, MD. Medical Director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center (San Diego). Dr. Buchholz directs all clinical activities and programs at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, ensuring efficient and effective care. He leads the development of clinical research activities within the program, including collaboration with MD Anderson clinical trials. Dr. Buchholz also maintains a clinical practice focused on radiation oncology and breast cancer. His breast cancer research has been published in over 350 peer-reviewed journals. For six years, Dr. Buchholz was the co-chair of the breast cancer steering committee of the National Cancer Institute's national clinical trials network.

Joseph Cacchione, MD. President of Ascension Medical Group and Interim Ministry Market Executive of Ascension Michigan (Detroit). In his role as interim ministry market executive of Ascension Michigan, Dr. Cacchione oversees clinical and operational responsibilities for 15 hospitals and health systems across the state. To grow the health system's primary care physicians and improve continuity of care, Dr. Cacchione implemented a team care model, building a network for more comprehensive care. Before joining Ascension, Dr. Cacchione was chairman of operations and strategy for Cleveland Clinic's heart and vascular institute. At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Cacchione directed the orientation of 700 physicians who moved from independent practices to the clinic's private physician model. He also previously served as executive vice president, chief quality and operations at Erie, Pa.-based St. Vincent Health System, where he oversaw the development of several service lines.

David Carmouche, MD. President of Ochsner Health Network (New Orleans). Dr. Carmouche brings 19 years of healthcare leadership experience in medicine and operations to Ochsner. As senior vice president of community care, Dr. Carmouche oversees Ochsner Health Network's primary care and urgent care/occupational health service lines as well as all population health programs. Before joining Ochsner, Dr. Carmouche was executive vice president of external operations and CMO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. At BCBS of Louisiana, Dr. Carmouche led initiatives to organize care, improve quality and increase affordability. He has completed the executive program for managing healthcare delivery at the Harvard Business School in Boston.

Patrick Cawley, MD. CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President for Health Affairs of the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). Dr. Cawley oversees clinical matters for MUSC Health, the Medical University Hospital Authority and University Medical Associates. Prior to becoming CEO, Dr. Cawley served as CMO of MUSC Medical Center and led MUSC's improvements in quality and patient safety. Dr. Cawley is a certified physician executive through the American College of Physician Executives and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Albert Chan, MD. Vice President and Chief of Digital Patient Experience for Sutter Health (Sacramento). In his current role at the 29-hospital Sutter Health system, Dr. Chan creates strategies to connect patients to digital health technologies. A family medicine physician, Dr. Chan led the implementation of such projects as overseeing Sutter's Google Glass implementation. Under Dr. Chan's direction, Sutter Health moved its integrated network of over 50 hospitals and clinics onto one EHR platform.

John Chessare, MD. President and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare. A pediatrician and healthcare leader for over three decades, Dr. Chessare previously held executive roles at several hospitals, including Boston Medical Center, Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center and Norwood (Mass.) Hospital. Dr. Chessare also served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Institute for Healthcare Optimization in seminars on improving hospital operations. At Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare, Dr. Chessare has led several quality and performance improvement initiatives, including computerized physician order entry and systemwide patient safety measures.

Dave Chokshi, MD. Chief Population Health Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals. Dr. Chokshi joined NYC Health + Hospitals in 2014 after serving as chief population health officer for OneCity Health, NYC Health + Hospitals' performing provider system. Performing provider systems are providers that form partnerships and collaborate under New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Dr. Chokshi is responsible for aligning the 11-hospital health system's population health efforts and leads initiatives on chronic disease prevention and ambulatory care transformation. He also serves as CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals' Accountable Care Organization and is a clinical associate professor of population health and medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Reginald Coopwood, MD. President and CEO of Regional One Health (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Coopwood joined Regional One Health in 2010 and established a general surgical practice in Nashville. Before joining Regional One Health, Dr. Coopwood served as CMO of Nashville General Hospital at Meharry and CEO of Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. Dr. Coopwood serves on the boards of March of Dimes, Leadership Academy, QSource and Mid-South e-Health Alliance. He is also a member of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chancellor's Advisory Board and Tennessee Hospital Association.

Norvell V. Coots, MD. President and CEO of Holy Cross Health (Silver Spring, Md.). Dr. Coots is a retired brigadier general with the U.S. Army and previously served as commanding general and CEO of Europe Regional Medical Command. He also served as a surgeon with the U.S. Army Europe and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Walter Reed Health Care System before being named president and CEO of Holy Cross Health in 2016. In his 20-plus years of executive leadership, Dr. Coots has been responsible for hospitals in Germany, Belgium and Italy.

Steven Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Dr. Corwin joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 1979 and has held several leadership positions, including CMO and COO. During his tenure as CEO, the 10-hospital system, which records 3.6 million patients each year, has nearly doubled in size. Dr. Corwin has made health quality a core tenet of his career at NewYork-Presbyterian. For the second consecutive year, the organization's academic medical center is the only hospital in the nation with statistically better 30-day mortality rates in all six medical conditions measured by CMS. He also launched the Leadership, Education and Development attending program for young attending physicians interested in careers in healthcare administration.

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Dr. Davis was appointed president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System in 2013, after a 10-year stint as president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, but he first joined Mount Sinai in 1979. In addition to his roles at the health system, Dr. Davis is a professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine. He has served terms as president of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, as well as chairman of the board for the Greater New York Hospital Association. Dr. Davis has authored and co-authored more than 575 scientific articles and was recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most highly cited researchers on brain diseases.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Prior to founding Steward Health Care System, the largest private healthcare system in the U.S., in 2010, Dr. de la Torre was CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, a six-hospital system. A cardiac surgeon by training — and former chief of cardiac surgery at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center — Dr. de la Torre also founded the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess and Cardiovascular Management Associates, an integrated system for treating cardiac patients.

Lee Domanico, MD. CEO of Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, Calif). At Marin General Hospital, Dr. Domanico led the transfer of the hospital from a large system to a freestanding, publicly accountable hospital. He also secured financing for and built the operating and governance organization that oversees the hospital. Before joining Marin General, Dr. Domanico led El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., where he helped the hospital became one of the most profitable district hospitals in the state.

James R. Downing, MD. President and CEO of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Downing took the helm of St. Jude's in 2014, developing and implementing the hospital's six-year strategic plan, which includes the expansion of St. Jude clinical care and research programs in Memphis and around the world. Dr. Downing's research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of cancer and using that information to improve the treatment of children with cancer. In 2016, Dr. Downing was elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and he received the Association for Molecular Pathology Award for Excellence, which recognizes pioneering achievement in molecular diagnostics and molecular medicine.

Susan Ehrlich, MD. CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. As CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Dr. Ehrlich leads a staff of 5,400 and manages a budget of $1.1 billion. She previously served as CEO of San Mateo Medical Center, and before that, as CMO, vice president and medical director during her 14-year career at the medical center. Dr. Ehrlich has an extensive background in health policy and finance, including serving as budget and planning director at the San Francisco Public Health Department.

Darryl Elmouchi, MD. President of Spectrum Health Medical Group (Grand Rapids, Mich.). As president of Spectrum Health Medical Group, Dr. Elmouchi oversees one of the largest multispecialty physician organizations in Michigan with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers. Most recently, Dr. Elmouchi served as CMO of Spectrum, and was responsible for leading clinical service line development, care coordination and quality efforts. In addition to his leadership responsibilities at Spectrum, Dr. Elmouchi still practices cardiovascular medicine.

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes took the helm as president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System in September 2011, and she oversees its 16 hospitals and campuses, home care and hospice services and more than 100 physician practices and retail clinics. Dr. Estes, a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, previously served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., and before that, as CMO and then CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida. She currently sits on the board and executive committee of the American Hospital Association and became chair-elect designate of its board of trustees in July.

David Feinberg, MD. President and CEO of Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Feinberg joined Geisinger after serving as CEO of UCLA's hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. At Geisinger, Dr. Feinberg oversees 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and a health plan. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of the Cancro Academic Leadership Award from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). As CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Freischlag oversees Wake Forest Baptist Health — a multihospital health system and physician network that serves patients 24 counties — as well as Wake Forest School of Medicine, where she also serves as dean, and Wake Forest Innovations, the system's technology commercialization enterprise. Before joining Wake Forest Baptist in 2017, Dr. Freischlag served as vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis in Sacramento. Dr. Freischlag was editor of JAMA Surgery for 10 years and has held leadership positions for numerous medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Gerard J. Galarneau, MD. President of Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group and CMO of Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris, N.Y.). Dr. Galarneau joined Greater Hudson Valley Health System in 2002, and has held various leadership positions since then. Board-certified in urology, Dr. Galarneau is both president of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group and CMO of Catskill Regional Medical Center. Under his leadership, Catskill Regional has achieved stroke center designation, the five-star Healthgrades Award for stroke and treatment of myocardial infarction and created a bariatric surgery program. Dr. Galarneau is pursuing a master's in medical management at Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University.

Bryce Gartland, MD. Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations at Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods (Atlanta). At Emory Healthcare, Dr. Gartland oversees the overall performance and achievement of the health system's seven hospitals. He joined Emory as a hospital medicine physician in 2005, and has held several leadership roles throughout his tenure, including COO and CEO. He has also served as CEO of Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. During his tenure, Dr. Gartland played a key role in achieving high quality and safety rankings from the University HealthSystem Consortium (now Vizient), and he aided in the successful treatment of four patients diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.

Alexander Garza, MD. Chief Quality Officer for SSM Health (St. Louis). Dr. Garza is responsible for quality, patient safety and clinical analytics as chief quality officer for SSM Health. Prior to taking the helm, Dr. Garza served as CMO for SSM Health's St. Louis Region, which comprises eight hospitals. During the Obama administration, Dr. Garza served as assistant secretary and CMO of the U.S Department of Homeland Security, where he legislated health, medical and biodefense authority.

Randall Gibb, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Gibb, a gynecologic oncology surgeon who joined Billings Clinic in 2006, was appointed CEO in July 2017. He has held numerous leadership positions at Billings, including department chair, medical director of the Billings Clinic Cancer Center and CMO of the clinic. Before joining Billings, Dr. Gibb was associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Richard Gilfillan, MD. CEO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). As CEO of Trinity Health, Dr. Gilfillan leads a Catholic health system that serves 22 states and comprises 94 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities. Dr. Gilfillan served as the first director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and helped build the center's inaugural team in 2010. Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Gilfillan previously served as president and CEO of Geisinger Health Plan and executive vice president of insurance operations for Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System.

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD. President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and CEO of Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care (Boston). Dr. Glimcher is the first female president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to joining the hospital, Dr. Glimcher was a professor of medicine at New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine, where she also served as its first female dean. Dr. Glimcher, a distinguished immunologist, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the former president of the American Association of Immunologists. In addition, she co-founded biotechnology company Quentis Therapeutics.

Larry Goodman, MD. CEO of Rush System and Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman is the James A. Campbell, MD, Distinguished Service Chair of Rush University and a professor of internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center, where he has served as CEO since 2002. Dr. Goodman has overseen various expansion projects at Rush, such as opening a 40,000-square-foot outpatient care center in Chicago's South Loop and plans to acquire Evergreen Park, Ill.-based Little Company of Mary Hospital. Prior to joining Rush, Dr. Goodman served as the medical director of Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Robert Grossman, MD. Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health (New York City). Dr. Grossman oversees NYU Langone's 230-plus locations throughout the New York area as CEO of the system, a post he assumed in 2007. NYU Langone has six inpatient locations, including the 450-bed teaching facility NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, the 725-bed Tisch Hospital, and, as of September, a new multispecialty outpatient care center in Brooklyn Heights. In November 2013 Dr. Grossman was named a "living landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy for his support in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which required the health system to evacuate 322 patients.

Jamal Hakim, MD. COO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Dr. Hakim has served in various leadership positions at Orlando Health since 1991, including chairman of the anesthesia department at Orlando Health's Arnold Palmer Medical Center, chief of staff and the health system's first chief of quality and clinical transformation. Today, Dr. Hakim continues to practice as an anesthesiologist at Orlando Health's Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and as s COO, a position he has held since 2015.

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Harris oversees nearly 5,000 staff members as medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, a role she has held since 2004. Along with her leadership positions at Eskenazi Health, Dr. Harris maintains posts as associate dean and professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and serves as president of the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Indiana.

Marc Harrison, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Harrison, a pediatric critical care specialist, began serving as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare in 2016. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Harrison was the chief of international business development for Cleveland Clinic. As CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, he managed the establishment of 12 institutes and five centers of excellence in the city.

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. Dr. Hart, who joined Loma Linda University Health in 1972, was appointed president of the organization in 2008 after taking on the post of CEO in 2001. A board-certified physician in preventive medicine, Dr. Hart has also served as director of the organization's center for health promotion and dean of the school of public health. He holds a doctor of public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and while working toward his degree, Dr. Hart practiced in Tanzania, where he helped develop the department of community health in Moshi.

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann is the president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the only medical provider on the island of Nantucket. Dr. Hartmann joined the hospital as a physician in the emergency department in 1999, prior to taking on the posts of president and CEO in 2010. In her leadership roles, she has been credited with guiding the hospital through a financial turnaround.

Scott Hayworth, MD. President and CEO of CareMount Medical (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). Dr. Hayworth was appointed president and CEO of CareMount Medical in 1998, one decade after he joined the practice as an obstetrician-gynecologist. He is an advocate for patient care and disease management, having served on the board of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for six years and the board of the American Medical Group Association for eight years. Today, Dr. Hayworth is an associate dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, a consultant to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a board member of several private equity companies.

Rodney Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). In 2016, Dr. Hochman helped lead Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health in the merger to create Providence St. Joseph Health, a nonprofit health and social services system. Today, Dr. Hochman oversees 111,000 caregivers in 50 hospitals and more than 800 clinics as president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health. He is a board member for the American Hospital Association, and in 2015 he was named "innovator of the year" by Press Ganey.

Michael R. Jaff, DO. President of Newton (Mass.)-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jaff, a practicing vascular physician and professor of medicine at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, assumed the role of president at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 2016. Prior to joining the hospital, Dr. Jaff served as medical director of the Center for Specialized Services and the Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he also held the role of director of care redesign. In 1997, Dr. Jaff founded VasCore, a vascular ultrasound core laboratory for peripheral vascular devices and pharmacological trials.

Larry Kaiser, MD. President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Kaiser, a professor of thoracic medicine and surgery, holds many leadership positions at Temple University in addition to his health system posts, including senior executive vice president for health affairs and the Lewis Katz dean at the school of medicine. As CEO, Dr. Kaiser oversees the health system's flagship Temple University Hospital, a 732-bed hospital in Philadelphia, its two campuses and its cancer center as well as affiliated physician practices.

Alan S. Kaplan, MD. CEO of UW Health (Madison, Wis.). Dr. Kaplan took the helm of UW Health as CEO in 2016, following posts as executive vice president and chief clinical transformation officer at West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health and founder, president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, based in Johnston, Iowa. He previously served as chairman of the board of the American Association of Physician Leadership. Dr. Kaplan, an emergency medicine physician, earned a master's in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has continued to practice as an internal medicine physician while holding his post as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, a role he assumed in 2000. Dr. Kaplan is chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leape Institute and a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform. He has held leadership positions with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Medical Group Management Association and the Washington Healthcare Forum.

Donald Kearns, MD. President and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). Dr. Kearns has spent more than 30 years serving the 551-bed hospital, joining Rady Children's as an otolaryngologist in 1987 and rising through the ranks to his post as president and CEO. Dr. Kearns, who plans to retire from his leadership roles by the end of 2018, will continue to serve the hospital as an adviser, focusing on key initiatives such as genomics and philanthropy.

Mark A. Keroack, MD. President and CEO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Dr. Keroack served as chief physician executive and president of Baystate Medical Practices for two years and COO of Baystate Health for one year before stepping into his CEO role in 2014. As CEO, he oversees Bay State's academic medical center, three community hospitals, a children's hospital, a network of more than 80 medical practices and Health New England, the system's subsidiary health plan. A trained internal medicine and infectious disease physician, Dr. Keroack earned his medical degree from Boston-based Harvard Medical School and completed his training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Narendra Kini, MD. CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System (Miami). Prior to joining the former Miami Children's Hospital — now Nicklaus Children's Health System — as CEO in 2008, Dr. Kini served as executive vice president of clinical operations improvement for Novi, Mich.-based Trinity Health. He is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician who trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he served as vice president of clinical and support services. Dr. Kini's leadership experience also includes several upper-level roles at GE Healthcare Leadership Institute and GE Medical Information Technologies.

Stephen Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Dr. Klasko served as dean of two medical colleges and head of three academic health centers before taking the helm at Jefferson Health in 2013. Under his leadership, Jefferson Health has transformed into a 14-hospital academic health system with more than 30,000 employees and 6,600 practitioners. He has published three books on healthcare and is editor in chief of the journal Healthcare Transformation. In 2018, Fast Company named Dr. Klasko one of the 100 most creative people in business, and Ernst & Young recognized him as the Greater Philadelphia entrepreneur of the year.

Arthur Klein, MD. President of Mount Sinai Health Network (New York City). Dr. Klein, who was named president in 2013, oversees Mount Sinai Health Network's group of more than 150 clinical relationships, including 18 affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes and 12 physician group practices. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and as executive vice chairman of the pediatrics department at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, where he also completed his residency and fellowship. Dr. Klein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology and received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical School in New York City.

Thomas Kloos, MD. Vice President of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.), President of the Atlantic Accountable Care Association and Executive Director of Atlantic Management Services. As head of Atlantic Management Services, Dr. Kloos oversees the operations and strategy for Atlantic ACO, Optimus Healthcare Partners ACO and Healthcare Quality Partners, all affiliated with Atlantic Health System. Atlantic and Optimus ACOs, which were among the first to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2012, serve 80,000 Medicare patients and more than 200,000 commercial patients. Dr. Kloos previously founded Vista Health System, an independent practice association in Waukegan, Ill., and was founder and past president of Optimus Healthcare Partners ACO. He is a member of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations and was elected vice chair in 2018.

Mark Laney, MD. CEO of Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney worked at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Health Care System for 20 years, including eight as president, before joining Mosaic Life Care in 2009. As CEO, Mr. Laney oversees a medical center and more than 60 clinical facilities in a 41-county service area in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. He completed a pediatric neurology fellowship at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and formerly served as president of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard has more than 30 years of experience with the Carle Foundation, first joining the Carle Clinic Association in 1984 as a primary care physician. He served in numerous leadership roles at the system, including associate medical director of the Carle Clinic and vice president of medical affairs of the Carle Foundation, before stepping into the CEO role in 2000 after one year as interim CEO. Under his oversight, the nonprofit has undergone a five-story patient tower expansion and acquired the Carle Clinic Association and Health Alliance medical plans. Dr. Leonard has also overseen creation of the organization's Mills Breast Cancer Institute, the Digestive Health Center and the Carle Cancer Center.

Alan List, MD. President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Along with his role as president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. List is a senior member in the department of malignant hematology and experimental therapeutics program. Before joining Moffitt in 2003, Dr. List served as a professor of medicine and director of the leukemia and bone marrow transplant program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He's authored more than 325 peer-reviewed articles and is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD. CMO of Sutter Health (Sacramento). Dr. Lockhart served as CMO of Sutter Health's East Bay region and chief administrative officer and medical administrative director of surgical services at the St. Luke's campus of San Francisco-based California Pacific Medical Center before being named system CMO in 2015. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a national leader in health equity. In 2017, Dr. Lockhart oversaw the design and implementation of Sutter Health's health equity program and health equity index to reduce healthcare disparities among its nearly 3 million patients. He was also named to California Gov. Jerry Brown's Precision Medicine Advisory Committee in 2017 to help advance the state's use of computing and technology to better understand and prevent disease.

David Luna, MD. CMO of Saban Community Clinic (Los Angeles). Dr. Luna's passion for healthcare stems from his childhood in New Mexico, where he discovered poor populations and ethnic minority groups did not have adequate access to high quality healthcare. As CMO of Saban Community Clinic, Dr. Luna oversees the medical team and clinical operations for the clinic's three health centers, which serve more than 100,000 patients annually. He led the clinic through a yearlong transformation of clinical operations, which helped Saban Community Clinic achieve a 30 percent reduction in no-show rates, 35 percent reduction in average cycle time and boost patients' access to care.

Dennis Lund, MD. Interim CEO and CMO of Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif.). Dr. Lund has more than 30 years of leadership experience in pediatric healthcare, starting his career as a pediatric trauma and transplant surgeon. He was executive vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Phoenix Children's Hospital for four years before being appointed CMO of Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 2015 and interim CEO in March 2018. In his current posts, Dr. Lund manages the largest pediatric and obstetric healthcare network in Northern California, with more than 60 healthcare locations. He also serves as associate dean of faculty for pediatrics and obstetrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

William Lunn, MD. CEO of Tulane Health System (New Orleans). Dr. Lunn started his career as a private practice physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine before cultivating a career in healthcare administration. His first foray into healthcare leadership occurred at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine, where he became a founding member and first director of the college's Complex Airway and Pleural Disease Center in 2004. He also served as assistant dean of clinical affairs and vice president of medical affairs during his five years there. Before joining Tulane Health System as CEO in 2014, Dr. Lunn served as COO of Northern Louisiana operations for Irving, Texas-based Christus Health.

John Mazziotta, MD, PhD. Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Dr. Mazziotta has served in numerous leadership roles at UCLA Health, including dean of the medical school, associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and executive vice dean, before taking the helm as CEO in 2015. He also chaired UCLA's department of neurology and served as founding director of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Dr. Mazziotta, a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians, has authored more than 260 research papers and eight texts.

Michael McDermott, MD. President and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare (Fredericksburg, Va.). Dr. McDermott has focused on redefining Mary Washington Healthcare's priorities and strategic vision since becoming CEO in 2015. Under his leadership, the health system launched a comprehensive strategic pricing analysis to improve net revenue and rolled out a high-reliability patient safety program in 2017 with the goal of reducing preventable harm by 80 percent within two years. Dr. McDermott, who was a practicing radiologist before his CEO role, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology.

Sonia Mehta, MD. Regional CEO, CMO of the Pennsylvania Market for Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Dr. Mehta serves as regional CEO and CMO of the Pennsylvania market for Prime Healthcare, roles she assumed this year. The seasoned physician leader, board-certified in internal medicine, previously served as CEO and CMO of Chicago-based Loretto Hospital, a 177-bed safety-net hospital. Under her leadership, Loretto launched a telestroke service and opened a retail pharmacy. Before coming to Loretto, Dr. Mehta worked with Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System, where she was president and CEO of the Illinois/Wisconsin Medical Group, a 200-plus provider group serving 12 communities in both states.

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mihaljevic joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in robotically assisted cardiac surgeries. He went on to serve as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in 2015, before becoming CEO of the Cleveland Clinic in January 2018. In his role, Dr. Mihaljevic oversees 52,000 caregivers, including 3,676 physicians and scientists in its 1,400-bed main campus and 10 regional hospitals. Dr. Mihaljevic, who won the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award in 2006 and 2007, has authored or co-authored more than 145 articles in medical and peer-reviewed journals.

Redonda Miller, MD. President of Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Dr. Miller, who assumed her role as the 11th president of Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2016, is the first woman to hold the title in the organization's 127-year history. Dr. Miller previously served as vice president of medical affairs for Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2009 to 2016 and senior vice president of medical affairs for Johns Hopkins Health System. She has twice been named one of Maryland's top 100 women by The Daily Record and one of Baltimore's best doctors and best doctors for women by Baltimore magazine.

Lori Morgan, MD. President and CEO of Huntington Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). Dr. Morgan, who has more than 30 years of medical and healthcare administration experience, was appointed president and CEO of Huntington Hospital in September 2017. She joined Huntington Hospital from Portland-based Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a 554-bed hospital, where she oversaw 3,600 employees and more than $1 billion in revenue as president. After earning her medical degree from Seattle-based University of Washington School of Medicine, completing her surgical residency at Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center and finishing her trauma/critical care fellowship at Pittsburgh-based University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, she spent 20 years working as a board-certified trauma surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Morgan serves on several medical boards, including the Oregon EMS & Trauma Advisory Board, the Emmanuel Foundation, Life Flight and Legacy Health Partners.

R. Lawrence Moss, MD. President and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville, Fla.). Dr. Moss is a pediatric surgeon who has made a name for himself in biomedical research, education and health system leadership. He joined Nemours Children's Health System Oct. 1 as president and CEO, after seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While leading 12 departments at Nationwide Children's, Dr. Moss organized the first multicenter clinical trial in pediatric surgery. He has held leadership roles at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Children's Hospital and Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, and he has taught surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven and Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. He is president of the Surgeons-in-Chief Forum of the Children's Hospital Association.

John Murphy, MD. President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury). Dr. Murphy serves as president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, which is anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals — Danbury Hospital, New Milford (Conn.) Hospital and Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital. On top of his duties at the helm, Dr. Murphy volunteers on several medical boards and committees, and recently became chairman of the executive committee of the Connecticut Hospital Association. Dr. Murphy began his career as a physician in clinical neurology as a member of the Associated Neurologists of Danbury. He has earned several accolades for his leadership, including the Western Connecticut State University Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Melville G. Magida Award for "demonstrated notable capability in patient treatment and care" from the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation.

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham Health (Boston). In 2010, Dr. Nabel was appointed president of Brigham Health — a Harvard-affiliated academic health system that comprises three Boston organizations: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Physician Organization. Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist, biomedical researcher and distinguished medical journal author, also is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She serves on several boards, including Medtronic, Moderna Therapeutics and the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. She previously served on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and was editor-in-chief of the Scientific American.

Daniel Napierkowski, MD. President of Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital (Garfield Heights, Ohio) and President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Euclid (Ohio) Hospital. Dr. Napierkowski was appointed president of Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital in 2017 and president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Euclid in 2015. He joined the health system in 1997 as a staff anesthesiologist and later became chairman of Cleveland Clinics' Regional Practice Anesthesiology, where he oversaw 70 anesthesiologists and 100 certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Brian Nester, DO. President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Nester was appointed president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2014 after serving as the health network's chief strategy officer for more than three years. In his role, Dr. Nester oversees nine hospitals on eight campuses and more than 40 primary and specialty care clinics that have more than 1,340 primary care and specialty care physicians. He continues to practice as a board-certified emergency physician at the hospital system and is a guest lecturer at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and Mailman School of Public Health.

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Nevin assumed her role as president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2014. Under her leadership, Christiana Care became a founding partner in eBrightHealth, an alliance of health systems aimed at improving the quality and affordability of care, as well as the eBright Health ACO. In 2017, Dr. Nevin was inducted into the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame and received Delaware's Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association for her commitment to the community, as well as the David G. Menser Award from the Wilmington Senior Center, for her commitment to improving the health of older adults. She serves on several committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee of America's Essential Hospitals, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Economic and Community Advisory Council and the Delaware Business Roundtable Executive Committee.

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Newman began his medical career at Children's National as a surgical fellow in 1984, later becoming surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president for the Joseph Robert Center for Surgical Care in 2003 before being appointed president and CEO in 2011. As CEO of Children's National, Dr. Newman oversees more than 6,000 employees, including 1,700 nurses and nearly 900 physicians who helped care for 15,554 emergency room visits, 120,648 outpatient visits and 560,810 surgery cases in 2017. Under his leadership, Children's National launched the first pediatric rare disease institute in the U.S., and the health system's patient safety program flourished, leading to a 40 percent reduction in preventable harm. Dr. Newman serves as a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health in Washington, D.C. He is the vice chair/chair-elect of the Children's Hospital Association Board of Trustees and sits on the boards of the Economic Club of Washington, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Federal City Council and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce.

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy was appointed president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in 2009, capping his 28-year career with the health system. Prior to taking the helm, he served as the chair of Mayo Clinic's department of neurology, medical director of the department of development and vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Executive Board. As a neurologist by training specializing in multiple sclerosis, Dr. Noseworthy also spent more than two decades designing and conducting patient clinical trials. He has authored more than 150 research papers, editorials and books and served as editor-in-chief for Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Steven Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer was appointed president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in January 1999. Previously, he served as chief of staff and medical director of the hospital's intensive care unit. He oversees a 286-bed facility that had 12,040 inpatient admissions and 340,264 outpatient visits in 2017. Dr. Packer serves on several health-related boards, including the California Hospital Association, Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and the California Health Care Insurance Co.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO and Vice President for Health Systems of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Dr. Pasternak joined Stony Brook University Hospital as CEO and vice president of health systems in September 2012 after serving four years as CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Dr. Pasternak spent most of his academic career at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, working in critical care, anesthesiology, pediatrics and healthcare and policy management and rising through the ranks to become vice dean for of the Bayview Hospital campus and school of medicine, where he co-led the integration of the two-faculty practice plans at Hopkins into the 1,700-physician clinical practice association. He also served in the Naval Medical Corps reserves, where he retired with the rank of commander in 1998.

Ronald Paulus, MD. President and CEO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Paulus became president and CEO of Mission Health, a $1.9 billion regional integrated delivery system, in September 2010. Previously, Dr. Paulus served as vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger. In 2018, Dr. Paulus co-founded the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare, which aims to explore the crisis of clinician burnout and create a movement for social change in the industry. He has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, N.H.) and CEO of GraniteOne Health (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Dr. Pepe was appointed president and CEO of Catholic Medical Center in September 2012, after serving in a variety of executive positions at the organization. He joined the medical center in 1990 as a general physician. Since January 2017, Dr. Pepe also has been responsible for overseeing GraniteOne Health, comprising three New Hampshire hospitals: Catholic Medical Center, Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and Monadnock Community Health in Peterborough.

Daniel K. Podolsky, MD. President of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Dr. Podolsky has served as the president of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) since 2008. Before joining UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Podolsky served as chief of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and was the Mallinckrodt professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, both based in Boston. Dr. Podolsky is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academies and is former president of the American Gastroenterological Association, which awarded him the 2009 Julius Friedenwald Medal for Distinguished Service for his contributions to the field of gastroenterology.

Roy Proujansky, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations (Wilmington). Dr. Proujansky was appointed chief executive of all Nemours Delaware Valley operations in 2013. He joined Nemours as chief of gastroenterology and nutrition at the children's hospital in 1989, and by 2006 he had been named executive vice president of patient operations and COO. In his role as executive vice president, Dr. Proujansky is responsible for research, patient care, education, prevention and operation of the children's hospital. Previously, he served as the associate dean, Robert L. Brent professor and chairman of pediatrics at Philadelphia-based Jefferson Medical College.

Clint Purvance, MD, President and CEO of Barton Health (Lake Tahoe, Calif.). Dr. Purvance was appointed president and CEO of Barton Health in September 2015. He joined the health system in 1999, spending eight years as CMO before his promotion. In his current role, Dr. Purvance oversees South Lake Tahoe-based Barton Memorial Hospital, the health system's Lake Tahoe Surgery Center and its skilled nursing facilities. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and serves on the board of directors of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey was appointed CEO of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine in June 1997. Previously, he served as chair of the department of medicine and the first holder of the Robert G. Petersdorf Endowed Chair of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the National Academy of Medicine.

Marsha D. Rappley, MD. Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond). Dr. Rappley joined VCU Health in August 2015 as its CEO. Previously, she served as the dean of Grand Rapids-based Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine for 10 years, where she increased endowments by 80 percent and doubled the college's research funding in four years. Before becoming interim chair of the pediatrics and human development department, Dr. Rappley was a tenured professor of pediatrics and human development. In addition to her experience as an educator, Dr. Rappley chaired the FDA's pediatric advisory committee and served on the board of directors of the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

David Reich, MD. President and COO of the Mount Sinai Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Queens (New York City). Dr. Reich has served as the COO of the Mount Sinai Hospital and president of Mount Sinai Queens since 2013. Before taking his leadership positions, he was the chair of anesthesiology at the New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for over 10 years. Dr. Reich began his career at Mount Sinai in 1984 and was awarded the Jacobi Medallion from the Mount Sinai Alumni Association in 2014. In addition to his clinical practice and leadership responsibilities, Dr. Reich has contributed to over 200 peer-reviewed book chapters, editorial and research articles.

Jonathan Ringo, MD. Senior Vice President, President and COO of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Ringo joined Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in May 2016 as COO. Before that appointment, Dr. Ringo was the first chief medical information officer at Sinai Hospital's parent company, Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health. He also was the director of population health information for New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health. In addition to his executive duties, Dr. Ringo continues to practice as a laborist in Sinai Hospital's labor and delivery unit.

Cliff Robertson, MD. CEO of CHI Health and Senior Vice President of Divisional Operations of CHI (Nebraska/Southwest Iowa). Dr. Robertson was appointed CEO of CHI Health in 2013 after serving as the interim CEO of Houston-based St. Luke's Health System and COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health, where he managed the daily operation of the hospital system. Dr. Robertson is a family medicine physician, and is affiliated with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Creighton University School of Medicine and CHI's Institute for Research and Innovation.

Joseph Robertson Jr., MD. President of Oregon Health and Science University (Portland). Dr. Robertson joined OHSU as a resident in 1979 and became president in 2006. Before becoming president, Dr. Robertson served as the dean of the OHSU School of Medicine and as a director of the Casey Eye Institute. He is board-certified in ophthalmology and has a clinical focus on vitreous surgery and surgery for macular diseases. Dr. Robertson is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the American Medical Association.

Paul Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Rothman became CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2012. Additionally, he serves as the dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine at the Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During his time as CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine has grown to operate six academic and community hospitals. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rothman served as the head of internal medicine at Iowa City-based University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine for eight years. He was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD. Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Dr. Runge was named executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine in March 2015. He was appointed the dean of the University of Michigan Medical School in January 2016, and previously served as the executive dean of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Runge is a physician scientist and holds five patents for his novel approaches to healthcare.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine (New York City). Dr. Safyer became president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine in 2008. He guided Montefiore Medical Center through its integration with Bronx, N.Y.-based Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2015. Before becoming president and CEO, Dr. Safyer served as the senior vice president and CMO of Montefiore Medical Center for 10 years, where he grew the health system to include more than 200 ambulatory care centers and 10 hospitals. In addition to his experience as a healthcare leader, Dr. Safyer fought the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics in New York City in the 1990s as a clinician.

John Jay Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (Chicago). In his current role, Dr. Shannon oversees the two-hospital system serving 300,000 patients annually. He trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine before joining Chicago-based John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in 1990 and is the former director of Stroger's adult asthma clinic and former chief of the pulmonary and critical care medicine divisions. Between 2007 and 2012, Dr. Shannon served as executive vice president and CMO of Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System before returning to the Cook County system as chief of clinical integration in 2013. He was appointed CEO in 2014.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin has served as president of 999-bed Massachusetts General Hospital since 2003. He was previously chairman and CEO of Boston-based Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and spent two years as president of St. Louis-based Barnes Jewish Hospital before returning to Boston. An internal medicine physician by training, Dr. Slavin serves as a professor of healthcare policy at Boston-based Harvard Medical School.

Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim joined Renown Health in 2014 and also serves as a clinical professor in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine. Prior to joining Renown Health, Dr. Slonim served as executive vice president and CMO of West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health. Dr. Slonim has authored more than 100 publications and 15 textbooks.

Thomas B. Smyth, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson). Dr. Smith became president and CEO of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in 2016. He joined the 232-bed acute care hospital in 2015 as medical director of the UM St. Joseph Medical Group, providing administrative and clinical oversight to the hospital's employed physicians. Dr. Smyth is an urologist by training who previously served as vice president and interim CFO and COO of Baltimore-based Chesapeake Urology Associates PA.

Mohan Suntha, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Dr. Suntha leads University of Maryland Medical Center, a two-campus academic medical center serving more than 250,000 patients each year. He previously served as president and CEO of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson between 2012 and 2016. Dr. Suntha also spent three years, between 2009 and 2012, as vice president for system program development at the University of Maryland Medical System.

Kevin Tabb, MD. CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Tabb is responsible for the 673-bed Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Boston-based Harvard Medical School. Before joining Beth Israel Deaconess in 2011, Dr. Tabb served as the chief quality and medical information officer and CMO of Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics. He also was president of clinical data services for GE Healthcare Information Technologies, where he was responsible for companywide informatics and quality improvement strategies.

Tony Tedeschi, MD. CEO of Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Tedeschi has more than 20 years of operational and clinical healthcare leadership experience. Prior to taking his current position in 2017, he served as CEO of both the Vanguard Health Systems Chicago market (now Tenet Healthcare) and Chicago-based Weiss Memorial Hospital. He previously served as COO for Chicago-based Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the third-largest public health system in the nation. Dr. Tedeschi has experience as a clinical instructor at Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a family practice physician by training.

Craig B. Thompson, MD. President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York City). Dr. Thompson became president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in November 2010. He previously served as director of the University of Pennsylvania's Philadelphia-based Abramson Cancer Center and associate vice president of cancer services for University of Pennsylvania Health System's cancer services. An oncologist by training, he holds several patents related to immunotherapy and apoptosis and founded three biotechnology companies. Dr. Thompson sits on Agios Pharmaceuticals' scientific advisory board and the board of directors for Merck and Charles River Laboratories.

David Torchiana, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). In 2015, Dr. Torchiana became president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, a nonprofit healthcare system founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both based in Boston. In April 2017, Boston Magazine named Dr. Torchiana among the 21 most influential people shaping business in Boston. Under his leadership, Partners HealthCare entered a 10-year partnership with GE Healthcare to develop and integrate deep learning solutions across the continuum of care. Dr. Torchiana is a cardiac surgeon by training and previously served as CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health (Milwaukee). Dr. Turkal was appointed president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health in 2006, which merged with Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health in April to form a 27-hospital system. Dr. Turkal continues to practice medicine as a family medicine physician and during his tenure as CEO of Aurora, he led the integration of the health system's 1,800 employed physicians into one medical group. He is former chair of the American Hospital Association Health Care Systems Governing Council and the Wisconsin Hospital Association Board and serves on the board of the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.

Amit Vashist, MD. Chairman of Ballad Health Clinical Council and System Chair of the Ballad Health Hospitalist Division (Northeastern Tennessee). Dr. Vashist oversees the medical staff committees of all 21 Ballad Health hospitals as the chairman of the system's clinical council. He is also responsible for the hospitalist division of the legacy Mountain States Health Alliance hospitals, located in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. During his tenure, Dr. Vashist overhauled the sepsis care model at Abingdon, Va.-based Johnston Memorial Hospital, which resulted in 84 fewer deaths, 448 fewer hospital days and more than $1.7 million savings over the first 15 months of the project. His current work focuses on reducing hospital-acquired infections, aiming to reduce C. diff infections by 30 percent within 90 days.

John Warner, MD. Executive Vice President for Health Systems Affairs and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Dallas). Dr. Warner became CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in February 2012 and executive vice president in March. He previously served as the medical director of the Doris and Harry W. Bass Jr. Clinical Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Disease and assistant vice president for hospital planning, where he played a crucial role in the design of UT Southwestern's 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Warner is an interventional cardiologist by training and holds the Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Susan and Theodore Strauss professorship in cardiology and Jim and Norma Smith distinguished chair for interventional cardiology at UT Southwestern.

Alan Weintraub, MD. Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Craig Hospital (Englewood, Colo.). Dr. Weintraub has served as medical director of the Brain injury program at Craig Hospital since 1986. He is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic brain injury and an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Weintraub also is medical director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System, a federally designated model system of care. He was awarded the highest clinical honor by the North American Brain Injury Society in 2011 and delivered the keynote address at the North American Brain Injury Association conference in 2012.

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Dr. Wheeler became CEO of Allina Health in 2015 after serving as the 12-hospital system's president and chief clinical officer. Sher is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who serves on the board of Portico Healthnet, an organization dedicated to helping uninsured Minnesota residents receive affordable care. She previously chaired the board of the regional health quality collaborative Minnesota Community Measurement.

David Williams, MD. President and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home (West Des Moines, Iowa). Dr. Williams leads UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, which together form UnityPoint Health's ambulatory division. He heads the 1,200-provider multispecialty group and oversees a home health organization. A pediatrician by training, Dr. Williams has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. He previously served as senior vice president of clinical integration and optimization and CEO of UnityPoint Health Partners.

 

 

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