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50 Most Influential Physician Executives - 2012 (text list)


Posted: April 21, 2012 - 12:01 am ET
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The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare are presented by order in this year's ranking.

1. Eric Topol
Chief academic officer,
Scripps Health
San Diego
director, Scripps Translational Science Institute,
La Jolla, Calif.

2. Gary Kaplan
Chairman and CEO
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle

3. John Noseworthy
President and CEO
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

4. Farzad Mostashari
National coordinator for healthcare IT
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington

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5. Richard Gilfillan
Director
CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Baltimore

6. Kelvin Baggett
Senior vice president and CMO
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Dallas

7. Barbara Paul
Senior vice president and CMO
Community Health Systems
Franklin, Tenn.

8. Lanny Copeland
CMO
LifePoint Hospitals
Brentwood, Tenn.

9. Reed Tuckson
Executive vice president and chief of medical affairs
UnitedHealth Group
Minnetonka, Minn.

10. Robert Wah
CMO, Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.;
board chairman, American Medical Association

11. Susan Turney
President and CEO
MGMA-ACMPE (formerly the Medical Group Management Association)
Englewood, Colo.

12. Charles Sorenson
President and CEO
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City

13. Georges Benjamin
Executive director
American Public Health Association
Washington

14. Robert Wachter
Chief of hospital medicine
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco

15. David Pryor
Executive vice president
Ascension Health Alliance
St. Louis

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16. Regina Benjamin
U.S. surgeon general
U.S. Public Health Service
Rockville, Md.

17. Larry Wellikson
CEO
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia

18. David Nash
Founding dean
Jefferson School of Population Health
Philadelphia

19. Peter Pronovost
Director, Quality and Safety Research Group
Medical director, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore

20. John Koster
President and CEO
Providence Health & Services
Renton, Wash.

21. Jonathan Perlin
President of clinical services group and CMO
HCA
Nashville

22. Wiley "Chip" Souba
Acting director, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice;
vice president of health affairs and dean, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, N.H.

23. Prem Reddy
Founder, chairman
Prime Healthcare Services
Ontario, Calif.

24. Ralph de la Torre
Chairman and CEO
Steward Health Care System
Boston

25. John Halamka
CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
CIO and dean for technology, Harvard Medical School
Boston

26. Karen Bell
Chairwoman
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology
Chicago

27. Paul Convery
Senior vice president and CMO
Baylor Health Care System
Dallas

28. Carolyn Clancy
Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md.

29. Jack Lewin
Outgoing CEO
American College of Cardiology
Washington

30. Thomas Nasca
CEO
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Chicago

31. Glenn Steele Jr.
President and CEO
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pa.

32. Nicholas Turkal
President and CEO
Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee

33. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove
President and CEO
Cleveland Clinic

34. Gary Gottlieb
President and CEO
Partners HealthCare
Boston

35. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
President and CEO
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, N.J.

36. Brent James
Executive director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research
chief quality officer
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City

37. Mark Chassin
President
Joint Commission
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

38. Charles Denham
Chairman
Texas Medical Institute of Technology
Austin

39. Jack Cochran
Executive director
Permanente Federation
Oakland, Calif.

40. Darrell Kirch
President and CEO
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington

41. Nicholas Wolter
CEO
Billings (Mont.) Clinic


42. Francis Collins
Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Md.

43. Harvey Fineberg
President
Institute of Medicine
Washington

44. James Madara
Executive vice president and CEO
American Medical Association
Chicago

45. Dan Stultz
President and CEO
Texas Hospital Association
Austin

46. Christine Cassel
Outgoing president and CEO
American Board of Internal Medicine; ABIM Foundation
Philadelphia

47. Thomas Frieden
Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta

48. Margaret Hamburg
Commissioner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, Md.

49. Steven Safyer
President and CEO
Montefiore Medical Center
New York

50. Bruce Siegel
President and CEO
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Washington



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