105 physician leaders to know | 2019

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following physician leaders in the 2019 edition of the 105 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems list.

 All individuals featured on this list have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers. Many of the physicians included have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals throughout their careers in addition to community boards and national organizations. These physicians also led accomplished clinical careers, giving them unique insight into the healthcare industry.

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

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Imran Andrabi, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Andrabi joined ThedaCare in 2017 as president and CEO, leading the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Wisconsin with 6,800 employees, seven hospitals, over 200,000 patients annually and 35 clinics. Previously, he was regional president and CEO of Mercy Health in the Toledo, Ohio, region. Dr. Andrabi has also served as a faculty member at the Medical College of Ohio and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lawrence Antonucci, MD. President and CEO of Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.). Dr. Antonucci leads Lee Health, a six-hospital system with 1,426 beds and nearly 1,500 physicians on staff. Since he took his position in 2017, quality, safety and patient experience have become the core values of the system, causing it to have multiple years of record financial success. Previously, Dr. Antonucci was an independently practicing OB-GYN before joining Lee Health in 2007 when he was named chief administrative officer for the system's Cape Coral Hospital. He later became COO of hospital services and then COO for the health system.

Alejandro Arroliga, MD. CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Dr. Arroliga is Baylor Scott & White Health's chief clinical leader, helping to shape the system's strategy and tactics for patient-centered care. He is accountable for clinical quality initiatives and physician leadership development. Dr. Arroliga also plays a big role in reinforcing the system's culture of safety and zero harm as Baylor Scott & White transitions to value-based care. He also has a hand in the health system's research, academic efforts, clinical trials and drug development programs.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau was appointed president and CEO of Lifespan — Rhode Island's largest healthcare system, with over $2 billion in operating revenue, 1,165 beds and 15,600 employees — in 2012. Under his leadership, Lifespan was elected to serve on the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems board for three years. From 2008-15, he served as the president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Babineau also was a professor of surgery and senior vice president and CMO for the University of Maryland. He has received numerous awards and honors and is a member of the board of directors of Vizient and the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.

Charles Barbera, MD. Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Reading Hospital (West Reading, Pa.). Dr. Barbera is the chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Reading Hospital, the largest emergency department in Pennsylvania, with a level 1 trauma center, more than 450 employees and 135,000 patient visits annually. He has a passion for supporting and treating individuals with substance use disorder, and thus implements a warm-handoff procedure that encourages addicts to enter treatment centers directly after their hospital visit. Dr. Barbera was named the 2018 Berks County Medical Hero by the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter due to his commitment to creating safer communities.

Patrick Battey, MD. CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Dr. Battey was appointed CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, a 643-bed hospital with 4,000 healthcare professionals, in 2016. Under his leadership, the hospital focuses on patient experience and care. He continues to practice as a vascular surgeon and is specifically interested in carotid occlusive disease and the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Paul Beaupré, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). Dr. Beaupré was appointed CEO of St. John's Medical Center in 2016. Prior to that, he served as CEO for six years at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. Under his leadership, Good Samaritan became a nationally recognized organization for its quality measures and patient safety. At Good Samaritan, he launched the Journey of Excellence strategy, which states, "Take care of patients and everything else will take care of itself." Prior to becoming CEO in 2010, Dr. Beaupré was also CMO and COO at Good Samaritan. He spent nearly 20 years as a practicing anesthesiologist before focusing on hospital administration.

Amy Beiter, MD. CEO of EvergreenHealth (Kirkland, Wash.). As CEO of EvergreenHealth since 2018, Dr. Beiter leads an integrated healthcare system with 1,100 physicians in 70 different specialties serving a patient population of nearly 850,000. Dr. Beiter previously served as CEO and president for Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., helping it evolve from a community hospital to a tertiary care hospital. She worked to reduce turnover rates, retain management staff and strengthen the hospital's sense of community. She also served as CMO and medical director for utilization management at St. Mary's. Dr. Beiter spends time volunteering and sharing her knowledge as board director for the American Heart Association of Southern Arizona.

Eric Bieber, MD. President and CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. Dr. Bieber has served as CEO of Rochester Regional Health since 2014. The system includes five local hospitals and over 16,000 employees. He is also a member of the board of directors of healthcare improvement company Premier and served many roles at University Hospitals in Cleveland, where he was the president of Community Hospitals West Region and president of University Hospitals Accountable Care Organizations. Dr. Bieber was a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist before he took on hospital administrative roles.

John Bonamo, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical & Quality Officer of RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). Since 2015, Dr. Bonamo has been executive vice president, chief quality officer and CMO of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest nonprofit integrated health system in New Jersey with more than 2 million patient visits annually and a staff of over 20,000. He leads the system's Quality Council and Quality Forum and manages the improvement of system quality and safety programs. Dr. Bonamo previously served as CEO and president of RWJBarnabas affiliate Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. He began his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist at a private practice.

Michael Born, MD. President and CEO of SwedishAmerican (Rockford, Ill.). In 2017, Dr. Born became president and CEO of SwedishAmerican, a division of Madison, Wis.-based UW Health. Since then, he has announced a $36 million investment into two new clinics and is managing a $130 million project to build a new women's and children's tower. Dr. Born also served as CMO and chief quality officer at SwedishAmerican from 2013-17, and before that practiced emergency medicine for 25 years.

Eric Bour, MD. CEO of Piedmont Newton Hospital (Covington, Ga.). Dr. Bour has served as CEO of Piedmont Newton Hospital, a 97-bed community hospital with over 600 employees and 250 physicians, since 2017. Prior to his current role, Dr. Bour was president of Simpsonville, S.C.-based Hillcrest Memorial Hospital and Simpsonville Medical Campus. During his time there, he improved quality and safety. He practiced as a general and bariatric surgeon for nearly 30 years before entering hospital administrative roles.

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). As president and CEO of The MetroHealth System, Dr. Boutros is a primary leader and public representative of the health system. Under his leadership, the hospital broke ground this year on a new 270-room, 11-floor hospital and announced a $60 million investment into three apartment buildings with shops, restaurants and other amenities to help revitalize its Cleveland neighborhood. Dr. Boutros has had numerous previous roles in leadership: president of BusinessFirst Solutions, executive vice president and chief administrative officed of St. Francis Hospital, and executive vice president, CMO and COO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. In 2018, he was named a Top 30 Leader of Northeast Ohio by Cleveland Magazine.

Warren Browner, MD. CEO of Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco). As CEO of California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Browner leads a team of 12,000 doctors who care for a population of roughly 3 million people. Since he assumed his role in 2009, the hospital has worked to improve quality, be more efficient and address ongoing problems in the healthcare industry. Throughout his career, Dr. Browner has researched longevity, frailty and osteoporosis. Additionally, he is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

John Brumsted, MD. President and CEO of University of Vermont Health Network and CEO of University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington). Dr. Brumsted assumed the role of president and CEO of UVM Health Network and CEO of UVM Medical Center, a 122-bed hospital with 1,400 employees, in 2012. Before that, he served in several other leadership roles at the institution: CMO, chief quality officer and interim CEO. He also has prior experience as senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the UVM Larner College of Medicine. Dr. Brumsted is certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Thomas Buchholz, MD. Medical Director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center (San Diego). Dr. Buchholz is the medical director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a cancer care program that can treat up to 1,200 patients annually. As medical director, he is responsible for leading all clinical activities, programs and research. Outside of his leadership role, he runs a clinical practice of his own. He has made significant contributions to the medical field with his breast cancer research. Before becoming medical director, Dr. Buchholz held many leadership positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Center. He also served as the co-chair of the Breast Cancer Steering Committee of the National Clinical Trials Network, part of the National Cancer Institute, for six years.

Joseph Cacchione, MD. Executive Vice President, Clinical and Network Services for Ascension (St. Louis). Dr. Cacchione serves as executive vice president of clinical and network services for Ascension. He previously was CEO of Ascension Medical Group and led Ascension Michigan. Prior to joining Ascension, he was chairman of operations and strategy for the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. There, he successfully led the onboarding of 700 physicians from independent practices. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology.

David Carmouche, MD. President of Ochsner Health Network; Senior Vice President of Community Care of Ochsner Health System; and Executive Director of Ochsner Accountable Care Network (New Orleans). Dr. Carmouche assumed the roles of president of Ochsner Health Network, senior vice president of Ochsner Health System and executive director of Ochsner Accountable Care Network in 2017. He manages a healthcare system with over 4,500 physicians of 90 different specialties. Dr. Carmouche has many responsibilities: population health programs, clinical integration, insurance products, and data and analytics development. He joined the team with 19 years of healthcare leadership experience. Most recently, Dr. Carmouche was the executive vice president of external operations and CMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, where he improved patient care quality and cost.

Patrick Cawley, MD. CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President for Health Affairs of the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). As CEO of MUSC Health and vice president for health affairs of the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Cawley manages all clinical matters at the health system. Under his leadership, MUSC has expanded with a new children's hospital, several ambulatory sites and more clinical affiliates and joint ventures. Additionally, MUSC has been recognized for its safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, integration of telehealth technologies, and patient-centered care. Previously, Dr. Cawley served as CMO of MUSC Medical Center, where he was responsible for the quality and safety of patient care and oversight of clinical service lines. Dr. Cawley is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Albert Chan, MD. Vice President and Chief of Digital Patient Experience for Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Chan is vice president and chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health, a system that partners with 12,000 doctors and provides care for more than 3 million people. He is responsible for the networkwide digital transformation of healthcare services. He manages the translation of the latest telehealth technologies into patient experiences and clinical workflow. He also leads the Sutter Health My Health Online initiative, which he helped launch. Mr. Chan previously conducted research on the effects of point-of-care decision support in hypertension management.

John Chessare, MD. President and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare. Under the leadership of Dr. Chessare, Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare has improved health outcomes, boosted patient and staff satisfaction, and reduced wait times and profit maximization. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the system's 342-bed main hospital, employs around 3,900 team members and reports around 23,000 admissions annually. Dr. Chessare has also been involved in the implementation of the health system's computerized physician order entry. Before joining GBMC, Dr. Chessare served as president of Caritas Christi Health Care System's Caritas Norwood (Mass.) Hospital and as senior vice president for quality and patient safety of the Caritas system.

Dave Chokshi, MD. Chief Population Health Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals ACO (New York City). Dr. Chokshi is the chief population health officer of and CEO of the accountable care organization at NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the nation with 11 hospitals and more than 70 care locations. He is responsible for health system improvement, ambulatory care transformation, care model design and implementation, population health analytics, and chronic disease prevention. Prior to taking on his current role, Dr. Chokshi was the assistant vice president of ambulatory care transformation at NYC Health + Hospitals, director of population health improvement at NYU Langone Health, and a White House fellow at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has published in several medical journals and serves on the board of directors of the Primary Care Development Corp. and the Essential Hospitals Institute.

Reginald Coopwood, MD. President and CEO of Regional One Health (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Coopwood assumed the role as president and CEO of Regional One Health in 2010. Dr Coopwood previously served as CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. Additionally, he is the Memphis division board chair for the March of Dimes and a board member with the state chapter of the organization. He serves as speaker of the Tennessee Hospital Association House of Delegates and chair of the MidSouth e-Health Alliance board, and is a member of the board of Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee.

Norvell V. Coots, MD. President and CEO of Holy Cross Health (Silver Spring, Md.). Dr. Coots is the president and CEO of Holy Cross Health, a nonprofit Catholic health system with 4,100 employees that serve more than 240,000 patients annually. He assumed the role in 2016, after serving in the U.S. Army as the former commanding general and CEO of Regional Health Command Europe. Dr. Coots has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management and medical administration. In September 2018, he was one of 14 executive leaders to receive the Distinguished Healthcare Leader Award from the National Association of Health Services Executives for his dedication to healthcare in his community.

Steven Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Under the leadership of Dr. Corwin, NewYork-Presbyterian has doubled in size and now includes more than 47,000 employees who serve 4 million patients at 200 practices and clinics across the greater New York City area. As president and CEO, Dr. Corwin encourages high-quality, patient-centered care and clinical excellence as well as pioneering research and medical student education. Dr. Corwin led the creation of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Network and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups. He launched the NYP OnDemand initiative and the Respect initiative, which focuses on employee teamwork. Before becoming CEO, he served as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's executive vice president and COO. Dr. Corwin is the immediate past chairman of the health systems council of the American Hospital Association and is a member of numerous boards.

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). As president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, an eight-hospital health system, Dr. Davis has made many improvements in finances and education. He previously served as dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Davis has made lasting contributions to the field with his Alzheimer's disease research, which led to FDA approval of three of the first four drugs approved for Alzheimer's. He has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association, and Yale University presented him with the George H.W. Bush '48 Lifetime of Leadership Award.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Dallas). Dr. de la Torre is the chairman, founder and CEO of Steward Health Care System, a large private hospital operator with 37 community hospitals. The health system is based on a model that keeps patients healthy and close to home. He previously served as CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, where he made many large scale transformations. Dr. de la Torre was also the founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and of Cardiovascular Management Associates, one of the first completely integrated systems for treating cardiac patients in the U.S.

James Downing, MD. President and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Since assuming the role of president and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading child cancer treatment facility, Dr. Downing has developed a six-year plan that aims to expand the organization's clinical care and research programs. His research studies the genetic basis of cancer to treat sick children. Dr. Downing launched the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and was a finalist for TIME magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world. Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize and the 2019 Pediatric Oncology Award and Lecture from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Susan Ehrlich, MD. CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Dr. Ehrlich is the CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a 397-bed hospital with a faculty of 5,400 members and a budget of $1.1 billion. She has a strong background in medicine and public health. Previously, Dr. Ehrlich worked at San Mateo (Calif.) Medical Center for 14 years, where she served as CEO, CMO and vice president. She also served as the founding medical director of the Ron Robinson Senior Care Center in San Mateo.

Darryl Elmouchi, MD. CMO of Spectrum Health and President of Spectrum Health Medical Group (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Dr. Elmouchi assumed the role of CMO of Spectrum Health, a Michigan-based system with 4,200-plus physicians, in 2017. He continues to practice as a cardiologist. Prior to becoming president, Dr. Elmouchi served as chief of the division of cardiovascular medicine at Spectrum Health Medical Group and department chair of cardiovascular medicine. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). As president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, Dr. Estes oversees all operations at the 18 hospital campuses with 100 physician practices and clinics. Before joining Saint Luke's, Dr. Estes served as president and CEO of Burlington, Vt.-based Fletcher Allen Health Care — now known as the University of Vermont Medical Center — and CMO and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. She was also a practicing neurologist and neuropathologist. Dr. Estes serves on the board and executive committee of the American Hospital Association. In 2018, the AHA board of trustees named her chair-elect designate, meaning she will assume the highest elected position the AHA in 2020.

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. Freischlag oversees all the clinical, academic and innovation enterprises of Wake Forest Baptist and manages the system's annual operating budget of $2.5 billion. She is also dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Freischlag has been active in creating change in medical education through emphasizing diversity and inclusion. Previously, she served as vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. Dr. Freischlag has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. She is nationally known for treating thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Freischlag serves on the executive board of the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Aga Khan University board of trustees and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine advisory board.

Gerard J. Galarneau, MD. President of Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Group and CMO of Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris, N.Y.). As president of GHVHS Medical Group, Dr. Galarneau leads both the Orange Regional Medical Group and the Catskill Regional Medical Group. Under his leadership, the health system has a strong focus on program leadership, high-quality care and medical education. Before becoming president, he was CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center, where he led facility renovations, transformed 50 percent of triple-bed rooms from public to private or semi-private, and increased employee engagement and patient satisfaction. He was chairman of the Institutional Review Board and Bioethics Committee at the system's Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y.

Bryce Gartland, MD. Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations at Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Dr. Gartland, hospital group president and co-chief of clinical operations at Emory Healthcare, is responsible for overall performance and achievement at all seven of Emory Healthcare's hospitals. He also serves as CEO of Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. While at Emory, he has been recognized for his work on improving patient care quality and safety and successfully treating four Ebola patients. Before becoming hospital group president, Dr. Gartland was COO and then CEO of Emory University Hospital.

Alexander Garza, MD. CMO for SSM Health (St. Louis). Dr. Garza is the CMO of SSM Health, a health system that includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physicians and 40,000 employees. He is responsible for quality, patient safety and clinical analytics. Previously, he was the CMO for the St. Louis Region for SSM Health and associate dean and professor at the Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice. Prior to his current role, Dr. Garza served as assistant secretary and CMO to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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 president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and CEO of Dana-Farber/ Partners Cancer Center, both distinguished cancer research and treatment centers. She is also the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Glimcher previously was the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss dean and professor of medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. Dr. Glimcher is widely celebrated for her field-changing cancer research of transcriptional regulation, lymphocyte differentiation, immunology and osteobiology. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. Saul J. Farber Dean of NYU School of Medicine and CEO of NYU Langone Health (New York City). Dr. Grossman has served as the Saul J. Farber Dean of NYU School of Medicine and as CEO of NYU Langone Health since 2007. He has managed 40,000 faculty members at 330 sites. Under his leadership, NYU Langone established a partnership with NYU Winthrop Hospital and increased its revenue from $2 billion in 2007 to $10 billion in 2019. He also launched a campus expansion in clinical, educational and research space, including the new science building. Dr. Grossman helped initiate the tuition-free medical education program for all current and future medical students. Dr. Grossman was named one of the 50 most influential healthcare leaders who changed healthcare in America in 2018 by Time magazine.

Jamal Hakim, MD. COO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Dr. Hakim oversees daily operations at all eight of the Orlando Health hospitals. His specific responsibilities include patient care, clinical quality, corporate nursing, medical staff services and human resources. He has been a part of Orlando Health since 1991, where he has served as chief of staff, chief of quality and clinical transformation and interim CEO. Dr. Hakim continues to practice as an anesthesiologist at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Harris is the medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, a health system that includes a 315-bed hospital and workforce of 4,470 individuals. As a leader, she emphasizes patient-centered care that encourages interaction and participation. Before taking this role in 2004, Dr. Harris was chief of medicine of Eskenazi Health and CMO of the primary care division of Indiana University Medical Group. Throughout her 30-plus year career in healthcare, Dr. Harris spent time as medical director and board president of the American Red Cross of Indiana, where she continues to serve on the board.

Marc Harrison, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Harrison leads Intermountain Healthcare, a medical group with 23 hospitals and 170 clinics. He has implemented new programs to improve health, re-define care and serve patients. Additionally, he led a partnership of hundreds of hospitals to create Civica Rx. He also has experience as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development of Cleveland Clinic and chief medical operations officer. In 2019, Fortune Magazine named him one of the world's 50 greatest leaders.

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. Dr. Hart serves as president and CEO of Loma Linda University Health, a medical system with six hospitals and more than 16,000 employees. Dr. Hart has a passion for improving health standards and overall health in developing countries. Previously, he served in Tanzania for four years where he developed the department of community health in Moshi. He serves as president of Adventist Health International.

Scott Hayworth, MD. President and CEO of CareMount Medical (Mount Kisco, N.Y.). Under the leadership of Dr. Hayworth, CareMount Medical has grown from having 40 physicians two decades ago to over 600 physicians today. The practice includes 45 offices in New York that serve more than 640,000 patients. He has led the affiliations between CareMount and 10 regional hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an associate dean and clinical assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hayworth serves on many boards and is the president of the board of directors of Bedford Physicians Risk Retention Group.

Rod Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). As president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a health system with 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and 25,000 physicians, Dr. Hochman focuses on the future of medicine through digital innovation, genomics and scientific wellness, population health and outreach to the poor. Additionally, he is a member of the American Hospital Association and is actively involved in many other boards. Dr. Hochman was awarded the Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award by the Partners in Care Foundation in 2017.

Michael R. Jaff, DO. President of Newton (Mass.)-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jaff, president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, has transformed the health facility by prioritizing patient quality of care and overall experience through a series of programs. Dr. Jaff also oversees all hospital programs that fight the growing opioid epidemic and the acute care surgery program. He previously served as the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair of Vascular Medicine and as the medical director of the Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Outside of his work as a clinician, he is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is the founder of VasCore.

Larry Kaiser, MD. President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University (Philadelphia). Dr. Kaiser is the president and CEO of Temple University Health System, which has 1,020 beds and 1,000 physicians and scientists. He is also senior executive vice president for health affairs at Temple University. In addition, he is the Lewis Katz Dean at the School of Medicine and a professor of thoracic medicine and surgery. Prior to joining Temple in 2011, he served as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kaiser is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Alan S. Kaplan, MD. CEO of UW Health (Madison, Wis.). Dr. Kaplan assumed the role of CEO of UW Health, a system with 1,500 physicians that serves more than 600,000 patients annually at six hospitals, in 2016. As a leader, he specifically emphasizes care coordination. Dr. Kaplan previously served as executive vice president and chief clinical transformation officer for West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health. He was also the founder, president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic and president and CEO of UnityPoint at Home.

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan is the chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, and he continues to practice as an internal medicine physician at Virginia Mason. Dr. Kaplan is also chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Lucian Leap Institute and a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform. In 2019, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Seattle Business magazine and the Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Health Care CEO by Costs of Care in 2018.

Mark A. Keroack, MD. President and CEO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Under the leadership of Dr. Keroack, Baystate Health has expanded to include two new community hospitals and more outpatient practices. His strategic knowledge of finances and operations has transformed Baystate into a national leader. Prior to holding this position, he served as Baystate Health's system COO and as its chief physician executive, as well as president of Baystate Medical Practices. He has authored over 50 publications and trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Stephen Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Under the leadership of Dr. Klasko, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health has become one of the nation's fastest growing academic health institutions now with 14 hospitals and 6,600 physicians. As president and CEO, he led the merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University in 2017. Before holding this position, Dr. Klasko served as CEO of USF Heath and dean of the Tampa-based Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. In 2018, he was awarded one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business and Ernest and Young's Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneur of the Year.

Arthur Klein, MD. President of Mount Sinai Health Network (New York City). As president of Mount Sinai Health Network, Dr. Klein oversees the system's 150 clinical relationships, 18 affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes and 12 physician groups. He works to develop the "best practices" framework to improve patient care and directs the business development team. He manages all national and international initiatives as well. In addition to his role at Mount Sinai Health Network, he serves as executive vice president of the Mount Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has held numerous leaderships positions, regional executive director at Western Region of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is just one. Dr. Klein serves on many medical boards and has written extensively on pediatric cardiology.

Thomas Kloos, MD. Vice President of Atlantic Health System and President of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization (Morristown, N.J.). Dr. Kloos is the vice president of Atlantic Health System, a nonprofit healthcare system that includes six hospitals with more than 600 providers. As president of Atlantic ACO, he leads all management services of the New Jersey-based health system. Additionally, Dr. Kloos is a board-certified internal medicine practitioner and a board member of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations.

Mark Laney, MD. CEO of Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney joined Mosaic Life Care as CEO in 2009. Prior to that, he spent eight years as president of the Texas-based 445-bed Cook Children's Physician Network, which includes eight companies at more than 60 locations. Dr. Laney also spent 12 years as a practicing pediatric neurologist at Cook Children's and is the former president of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.

Jeffrey Le Benger. CEO of Summit Medical Group (Berkeley Heights, N.J.). Dr. Le Benger is the board chairman and CEO of Summit Medical Group and Summit Health Management, which offers management services for Summit Medical Group as well as other physician practices. He has led Summit Medical Group for 20 years, growing the practice to include 900 providers and 80 locations in New Jersey. The practice handles 1.9 million patient visits annually, and it established new locations in Oregon and Arizona last year.

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard is the president and CEO of 433-bed Carle Foundation Hospital. Since 2000, he has been responsible for making decisions on patient care and practice environment. Under Dr. Leonard’s leadership, Carle is ranked in 2019 as one of America’s Top 50 Best Hospitals™ by HealthGrades, has achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest honor for nursing care and was chosen as a Great Place to Work® in healthcare. In 2019, Health Alliance was awarded by J.D. Power for highest member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Illinois and Indiana RegionSM. Dr. Leonard joined the Carle family in 1984 as a primary care physician and then served as associate medical director at Carle Clinic, the medical director of the employee assistance and sports medicine program and served as vice president of medical affairs before becoming CEO following a nationwide search.

Alan List, MD. President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Dr. List is the president and CEO of 206-bed Moffitt Cancer Center. He also is the senior member in the department of malignant hematology and the experimental therapeutics program. Most recently, Dr. List was a professor of medicine and director of the leukemia and bone morrow transplant program at the University of Arizona Tucson. Throughout his career, he has made many contributions to the field of medicine, specifically with his research on myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. He is the author of more than 330 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. List is an active member of many organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Stephen Lockhart, MD, PhD. CMO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Lockhart has served as CMO of Sutter Health, a nonprofit health system with 12,000-plus physicians that care for 3 million patients, since 2015. As CMO, he is responsible for quality, patient safety, research and education. He also emphasizes the importance of using data-driven tools and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease. Before holding this position, he was the chief administrative officer at Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and has help many other administrative positions in healthcare. In addition, Dr. Lockhart is a member of the Precision Medicine Advisory Committee and is a Rhodes Scholar.

Dennis Lund, MD. CMO of Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif.). Dr. Lund joined Stanford Children's Health, a health care system with more than 60 locations, including Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford at its core, as CMO in 2015. He is a pediatric surgeon and serves as associate dean of the faculty for pediatrics and obstetrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. From 2018 to 2019, he served as interim president and CEO. Dr. Lund has held other leadership positions at Madison-based University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital and at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

William Lunn, MD. CEO of Tulane Health System (New Orleans). Under Dr. Lunn's leadership, Tulane Health System, which is comprised of 25 clinics, two medical centers and a hospital, has been nationally recognized several times. Also during his tenure, the Professional Athlete Care Clinic and Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center were built and its bone marrow transplant unit was expanded. He began his career as a private practice physician focused on pulmonary and critical care medicine. He then founded Baylor's Complex Airway and Pleural Disease Center and was promoted to assisted dean of clinical affairs. He most recently served as COO for the Northern Louisiana operations at Christus Health.

John Mazziotta, MD, PhD. Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Dr. Mazziotta has served as vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health, which has 2,700 clinical faculty an served 600,000 patients annually, since 2015. He has been a faculty member of the David Geffen School of Medicine since 1983 and has since been dean, associate vice chancellor and executive vice dean. In addition, Dr. Mazziotta has published eight texts and 260 research papers. He has won several awards, such as the Oldendorf Award from the American Society of Neuroimaging and the S. Weir Mitchell Award from the International Society of Nuclear Medicine. He was trained in neurology and nuclear medicine.

Michael McDermott, MD. President and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare (Fredericksburg, Va.). As president and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare, which includes two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities, Dr. McDermott focuses on improving the health system for his staff and patients. Before becoming CEO, he practiced medicine as a diagnostic and interventional radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg and held many administrative positions with Mary Washington Healthcare.

Sonia Mehta, MD. Regional CEO, CMO of the Pennsylvania Market for Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Dr. Mehta is the regional CEO and CMO of the Pennsylvania Market for Prime Healthcare. Before assuming this position, she spent more than 20 years in other healthcare management roles. Dr. Mehta served as CEO and CMO of 177-bed Loretto Hospital in Chicago; president and CEO of the Illinois/Wisconsin Medical Group and executive medical director of immediate care centers, occupational health, wellness programs and chief of ambulatory services at 489-bed Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Furthermore, Dr. Mehta was one of 20 people to serve on the HHS transition team in Illinois. She served on the Illinois State level committee for Medicaid transformation and led the Westside Heroin Task Force in Chicago.

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mihaljevic is the president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, an international medical center with 1,400 beds and 57,000 workers. He oversees operation of the system, which delivers care to nearly 7 million patients each year. As CEO, he led an initiative to increase the health system's minimum wage to $15. Dr. Mihaljevic joined the Cleveland Clinic team in 2004. He served as a cardiothoracic surgeon and then as the CEO of Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for seven years.

Redonda Miller, MD. President of John Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). As president of The John Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Miller is responsible for managing a 1,100-bed academic medical center with 10,000-plus employees. Since her appointment in 2016, she has worked to strengthen the hospital's focus on high value care and improve safety, patient experience and population health. Since joining The Johns Hopkins family in 1997, Dr. Miller has held other administrative roles: vice chair of clinical operations for the department of medicine and senior vice president of medical affairs for the John's Hopkins Health system. Dr. Miller is the chair of the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk and a member of the Maryland Hospital Association executive committee.

Brian Moore, MD. Medical Director of the Ochsner Cancer Institute (New Orleans). Dr. Moore unified Benson Cancer Center, a cancer physician group, under one vision and improved physician engagement during his time as medical director. He champions innovation and launched a cancer urgent care clinic while at the helm of the center. He previously served as chief of surgery at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida while in the U.S. Air Force and spent time as director of head and neck surgery in the otolaryngology department at Ochsner Medical Center after he joined it in 2011.

Lori Morgan, MD. President and CEO of Huntington Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). Dr. Morgan is the president and CEO of 619-bed Huntington Hospital. She most recently served as corporate vice president of seven-hospital system Legacy Health in Portland, Ore., for eight years and as president of 554-bed Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she managed 3,600 employees. Dr. Morgan has spent nearly 30 years in healthcare and healthcare administration roles. Her experience focuses on patient care, physician relationships and financial performance.

R. Lawrence Moss, MD. President and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville, Fla.). In 2018, Dr. Moss became president and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System, which cares for 250,000 children annually. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the area of healthcare quality and safety for pediatric surgery. Dr. Moss most recently served as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for seven years where he contributed to its transformation into an academic powerhouse. He has held many other administrative and leadership positions throughout his career. He currently is the president of the Children's Hospital Association Surgeons-in-Chief Forum.

Adnan Munkarah, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Dr. Munkarah has played an important role in building partnerships within the Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group, as well as with outside physician leaders. He participates in the development of the health system's population health and accountable care strategies. Dr. Munkarah joined Henry Ford in 2008 as chairman of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health as well as CMO of Henry Ford Hospital & Health Network.

John Murphy, MD. CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury). Dr. Murphy serves as the CEO of 822-bed Western Connecticut Health Network, which includes 983 physicians and 4,009 faculty. Under his leadership, Western Connecticut Health Network was established. It is the result of a merger between two hospitals. He served as the CEO of Danbury Hospital, one of the facilities involved in the merge. Dr. Murphy has more than 40 years of healthcare management and medicine experience. Prior to holding leadership positions, he practiced neurology.

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham Health (Boston). Dr. Nabel serves as president of Brigham Health, a Harvard-affiliated facility. Since 2010, she has led a new academic model that uses leadership to maintain and restore health. For instance, she initiated a $1.5 billion campaign to advance life-giving breakthroughs. Additionally, Dr. Nabel's research on cardiovascular gene transfer has been a significant contribution to the field of medicine. She has won numerous awards, including the Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians and the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Nabel also serves on many boards, including the board of directors for Medtronic.

Daniel Napierkowski, MD. President and Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital (Garfield Heights, Ohio). Dr. Napierkowski is president of 315-bed Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital. He also served as president of Euclid Hospital from May 2015 until July 2019. Dr. Napierkowski started at Cleveland Clinic as an anesthesiologist in 1997 before assuming leadership roles. He is a former chairman of regional practice anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Brian Nester, DO. President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Nester has served as president and CEO of the eight-hospital Lehigh Valley Health Network since 2014. Before his current role, he held numerous administrative positions within the nonprofit health system, including chairman of the emergency department and senior vice president for physician hospital network development. Dr. Nester is a member of the health system's board of trustees and the healthcare and pharmaceutical management program advisory board at Columbia University in New York City.

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). As president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, the largest health system in Delaware, Dr. Nevin emphasizes value-based care. One of her many accomplishments is developing Carelink CareNow, a data-driven platform that addresses patients' social, behavioral and medical needs. Dr. Nevin is also a founding partner of eBrightHealth, an alliance of health systems and hospitals to increase access to affordable healthcare in Delaware. In 2017, she was inducted into the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame. Dr. Nevin is on many boards, including the Delaware Business Roundtable Executive Committee.

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). Under the leadership of Dr. Newman since 2011, Children's National Health System has transformed into an organization that focuses on patient-centered care, research, operations and clinical care. He has fostered partnerships with other health systems, government and community entities. Dr. Newman joined Children's National in 1984 as a surgical fellow and was later promoted to surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president. He published a medical memoir in 2017 and serves on the Children's Hospital Association Board of Trustees and other boards.

Steven Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer, an internal medicine physician, is president and CEO of 258-bed nonprofit Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. The hospital's network includes outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic and a short-term skilled nursing facility. Before accepting his current position in 1999, he was chief of staff and medical director at the hospital.

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, N.H.) and President and CEO of GraniteOne Health (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Dr. Pepe has served as president and CEO of Catholic Medical Center, a large health system with 330 beds and 40 physicians, since January 2012. He also has served as president and CEO of GraniteOne Health, a network of New Hampshire-based hospitals that includes more than 4,000 employees and 950 physicians, since 2017. In January, GraniteOne signed a letter of intent to combine with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Dr. Pepe was CMO and vice president of medical affairs at Catholic Medical Center for more than 12 years before becoming its CEO.

Daniel K. Podolsky, MD. President of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Since becoming president of the medical center in 2008, Dr. Podolsky has aimed to keep it at the frontier of science. He previously served as a medical professor at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, chief of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and chief academic officer of Partners HealthCare in Boston. One of Dr. Podolsky's key achievements is the development of Southwestern Health Resources, a health system that includes 31 hospitals, 300 clinics and 2,600 physicians.

Roy Proujansky, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations (Wilmington). As executive vice president and chief executive of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations, a nonprofit children's health organization that treats nearly 250,000 children annually, Dr. Proujansky is responsible for all clinical operations at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours duPont Pediatrics and prevention efforts in the Delaware Valley. He joined the Nemours team in 1989 and has held several positions since. He most recently served as executive vice president of patient operations and COO.

Clint Purvance, MD. President and CEO of Barton Health (Lake, Tahoe, Calif.). Dr. Purvance is president and CEO of Barton Health, a nonprofit healthcare system that serves South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and its surrounding communities. He was CMO of Barton Health for eight years before assuming his current role in 2015. Dr. Purvance has practiced emergency medicine at Barton Memorial Hospital since 1999. In addition to his role with Barton Health, he serves on the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California's board of directors.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of University of Washington Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey is the CEO of UW Medicine, which treats nearly 3,700 patients each year in four states, and executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UW School of Medicine. His research focuses on assessing physicians' clinical competence. Dr. Ramsey has received many awards, including the Robert G. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Medicine and the Distinguished Teacher Award. Additionally, he has served on numerous national committees and is a member of several organizations, including the Association of American Physicians.

Marsha D. Rappley, MD. Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond). As Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences, Dr. Rappley is responsible for the 4,100 students that attend the four health sciences schools. She also serves as CEO of VCU Health, which includes five schools, an academic medical center and a children's hospital. Dr. Rappley previously served as dean of Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, where she expanded the medical school's service across the state, doubled research funds and increased endowments. Additionally, she serves as chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges and on its research advisory panel.

David Reich, MD. President and COO of Mount Sinai Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Queens (New York City). Dr. Reich has served as president and COO of Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,134-bed tertiary care facility, and president of Mount Sinai Queens, which includes 500 physicians of 40 specialties, since 2013. He also was chair of the department of anesthesiology for 10 years and president of the medical board from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Reich has published more than 200 articles, and his research interests include neurocognitive outcome after thoracic aortic surgery.

Jonathan Ringo, MD. Senior Vice President, President and COO of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. As an executive leader of Sinai Hospital, Dr. Ringo oversees operations at the 500-bed independent teaching and research hospital. He also serves as senior vice president for LifeBridge Health, a four-hospital health system in Baltimore. Dr. Ringo is responsible for the system's move from fee-to-service to value-based care. Before joining Sinai Hospital, he served as director of population health at Northwell Health System in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Dr. Ringo has received many recognitions throughout his career and currently serves on the Maryland Hospital Association's Council on Legislative Regulatory Policy.

Cliff Robertson, MD. CEO of CHI Health (Omaha, Neb.) and Senior Vice President of Divisional Operations of CHI (Nebraska/Southwest Iowa). Dr. Robertson leads the largest regional health system in Nebraska with 14 hospitals, 136 clinic locations and 12,500 employees. He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. Before joining CHI Health in 2014, he served as CEO of St. Luke's Health System in Houston and as COO of CHI Franciscan Health in Washington state. Dr. Robertson is a member of several boards, including the Geneva Foundation Board.

Paul Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore) and Dean of Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Rothman oversees the six hospitals and hundreds of physicians affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Before becoming CEO and medical school dean in 2012, he was dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City for four years. Dr. Rothman has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to the health community. He has been awarded the James S. McDonnell Foundation Career Development Award, a Pfizer Scholars Award and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Rothman is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD. Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Dr. Runge is the executive vice president for Medical Affairs and CEO of Michigan Medicine, one of the largest healthcare complexes in the world and one of the largest hospitals in the state. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine, he held administrative positions at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Runge holds five patents and is a former president of the American Heart Association.

Jaewon Ryu, MD. President and CEO of Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Ryu took the role of interim president and CEO of Geisinger, a health system that services over 3 million patients in 45 counties, in 2018 and took on the role permanently on July 1, 2019. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Previously, Dr. Ryu was executive vice president and CMO of Geisinger, where he improved patient care quality, cost and experience. Before joining Geisinger, Dr. Ryu was president of integrated care delivery at Humana. In addition to his responsibilities at Geisinger, Dr. Ryu was appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and is on the board of directors of My Health Direct Inc.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine (New York City). Under the leadership of Dr. Safyer, Montefiore Medicine has expanded its clinical care services and is now a network of 11 hospitals. Montefiore Medicine is also a university hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Safyer was appointed to his position in 2008 and served other leadership positions at Montefiore before that. He is a member of numerous boards, including the United States of Care and the New York Academy of Medicine.

John Jay Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (Chicago). Dr. Shannon was unanimously elected permanent CEO in 2014 after serving as interim chief of one of the nation's largest public health systems. He started his career at Cook County Hospital, now known as John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, in 1990, and served in several roles before leaving to become CMO of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. Returning to Cook County Health in 2013, Dr. Shannon served as its chief of clinical integration. Dr. Shannon served seven years on the executive board of the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago and five years on the executive board of the Chicago Asthma Consortium.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin is the president of Massachusetts General Hospital, a 999-bed medical center that performs more than 42,000 operations a year. He served as chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization for three years. Dr. Slavin also is the former president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim serves as the president and CEO of Renown Health, a 946-bed hospital with more than 792 physicians. With more than 19 years of healthcare leadership experience Dr. Slonim is an expert in patient safety, accountable care and healthcare quality. He previously worked on senior leadership teams at Barnabas Health in New Jersey, Carilion Clinic in Virginia and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Dr. Slonim was one of the drivers behind the Healthy Nevada Project, the first population health study combining genetic, environmental, social and clinical data.

Donna Smith, MD. Executive Medical Director and Associate CMO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Smith joined Virginia Mason Medical Center in 1995 and served as chief of pediatrics as well as hospital medical director and emergency department medical director before taking on her current roles. She is the immediate past president of the Washington State Medical Association and a former member of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center board of directors. In addition to her administrative leadership at Virginia Mason, Dr. Smith is a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Thomas B. Smyth, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson). Dr. Smyth leads 2,300 health professionals as president and CEO of 232-bed University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He went into medicine to follow in the footsteps of his father who was a practicing urologist. He eventually took over the practice and led its merger with other practices. He served as director, CFO and COO of Chesapeake Urology Associates before taking leadership roles with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in 2015.

Bonita Stanton, MD. Dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University (Nutley, N.J.) and President of Academic Enterprise for Hackensack Meridian Health. Dr. Stanton is the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. The program has a three-year core curriculum, which allows students to graduate and enter residency in three years. She has a focus on introducing students to the importance of the social determinants of health and she is an outspoken advocate for women in the workplace.

Mohan Suntha, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Dr. Suntha is responsible for the 1,000 bed, two-campus health center with 9,000 employees who treat more than 250,000 patients annually. He oversees the hospital, cancer center, trauma center and children's hospital. Previously, Dr. Suntha was the president and CEO of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center for four years and vice president of system program development at the University of Maryland Medical System before that. Dr. Suntha continues to hold leadership positions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Kevin Tabb, MD. CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health (Boston). Dr. Tabb serves as the president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a system of academic medical centers, teaching hospitals and community hospitals. The health system has more than 4,000 affiliated physicians and 35,000 employees. He previously served as CEO of the Beth Israel Deaconess System and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Prior to joining BIDMC, Dr. Tabb worked at Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics as CMO and chief quality and medical information officer.

Lisa Tank, MD. CMO of Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Tank oversees medical operations at Hackensack University Medical Center, the 781-bed flagship nonprofit hospital for Hackensack Meridian Health. The medical center is the primary teaching site for Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. In her current role, Dr. Tank leads the medical affairs department's strategy for creating the value-based care transformation. Under her leadership, the hospital received $2.7 million in funding as part of the CMS accountable communities model grant to identify and address health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in 2017.

Tony Tedeschi, MD. CEO of Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Tedeschi took over as CEO of Detroit Medical Center in 2017. Prior to that, he was CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and CMO of Vanguard Health Systems' Chicago market. He was COO for Cook County Health & Hospital Systems. Dr. Tedeschi was a clinical instructor at Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Craig B. Thompson, MD. President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Since 2010, Dr. Thompson has served as president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering, a private cancer treatment institution. Before then, he held leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania, taught at the University of Michigan and University of Chicago and worked as a physician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He was named director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Dr. Thompson is a member of many boards, including the medical advisory board of Chevy Chase, Md.-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Susan Turney, MD. CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System. Dr. Turney became the first CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2014 and has presided over a period of growth. During her tenure, the health system has gone from owning and operating one hospital to owning and operating seven and has added more than 3,000 employees. Dr. Turney also has overseen the development of innovative programs to shift patient care to low-cost settings. She is the former president and CEO of Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association. She practiced and taught internal medicine for more than 20 years.

Amit Vashist, MD. Chief Clinical Officer of Ballad Health (Johnson City, Tenn.). Dr. Vashist focuses on clinical quality and initiatives to improve performance while cutting costs for the 21-hospital system serving northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and parts of Kentucky and North Carolina. The board-certified internist and psychiatrist is a liaison to the system's clinical council, a partnership with physicians for quality improvement. His work has included reducing the mortality of sepsis patients and improving the outcomes of heart failure and pneumonia patients as well as the overall patient experience.

John Warner, MD. Executive Vice President for Health Systems Affairs. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Dr. Warner was named to his current position in March 2018, after serving as CEO of UT Southwestern Hospitals for six years. He oversees the delivery of care to more than 105,000 patients and about 3 million outpatient visits at UT Southwestern facilities and affiliated hospitals and clinics. He previously served as medical director of UT Southwest's Doris and Harry W. Bass Jr. Clinical Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Disease and contributed to building the 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. He was the 2017-18 president of the American Heart Association

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 also is the medical director for the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System and an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to his administrative roles, Dr. Weintraub is actively involved in many local and national organizations.

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). As president and CEO of Allina Health, Dr. Wheeler ensures that the organization delivers care and supports all patients. In 2006, the board-certified OB-GYN became chief clinical officer of Allina, where she spent seven years before accepting the appointment as president in 2013 and CEO in 2015. In addition to her current role, Dr. Wheeler serves on the board of Portico Healthnet, an organization that helps uninsured Minnesota residents get affordable healthcare.

David Williams, MD. President and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home. CEO of UnityPoint Health Partners (West Des Moines, Iowa). Dr. Williams is president and CEO of UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, which make up the ambulatory division of UnityPoint Health, a system of more than 30,000 team members serving residents in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. He is trained and board-certified in pediatrics and has been practicing for over 18 years. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership.

 

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