For nearly two decades, Dr. Robert Wachter, 57, associate chairman of the department of medicine at University of California San Francisco, has tackled topics that challenge the status quo. “To me, that's part of the gig,” he said.
2. Richard Gilfillan
Dr. Richard Gilfillan became president and CEO of Trinity Health in 2013, the same year the Livonia, Mich.-based system finalized the combination of Trinity Health and Catholic Health East. Gilfillan, 65, joined Trinity after stepping down as director of the CMS’ Innovation Center, the Affordable Care Act laboratory for new healthcare delivery models that was launched with Gilfillan as its first director in 2010. He was previously an insurance executive with Geisinger Health Plan, Coventry Health Care and Independence Blue Cross.
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Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.
The honorees for Modern Healthcare's 11th annual 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders recognition program.
To determine the 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders, Modern Healthcare began accepting nominations on Nov. 3, 2014.