50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders

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The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. These physician leaders are innovators, excel in community services, and demonstrate reputable executive authority. Modern Healthcare readers, as well as Modern Healthcare’s editorial staff, will have the opportunity to vote on the top 50 most influential physician executives.



    Nominees must currently be working as a physician executive or leader (M.D. or D.O.) within the healthcare industry.

Key Dates & Deadlines

    • January 30, 2017 – 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders opens for nominations
    • EXTENDED: March 10, 2017 – Deadline for 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders Nominations
    • March 27, 2017– Modern Healthcare Reader’s voting begins
    • April 28, 2017 – Modern Healthcare Reader’s voting ends
    • June 19, 2017 – Ranking of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders is published in Modern Healthcare magazine

Judging Criteria

    Their CV or resume, as well as contributions and achievements in at least 3 of the following 5 criteria:
    • Executive Responsibility
    • Leadership
    • Professional Achievement
    • Innovation
    • Community Service


    • To nominate, click the “Nominate” button located above and complete the online application Required documentation can also be uploaded on the application. A confirmation email will be sent to the nominator email provided.
    • If you prefer to send hard copies of your nomination documents, please mail them to the following address: Modern Healthcare
    50 Most Influential Physician Executives
    c/o Leah Judge, Marketing Coordinator
    150 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Voting: From all nominations received by the deadline, a ballot comprising the top 150 nominees will be open for voting from March 27, 2017 through April 28, 2017. The top 50 nominees will make up the final ranking (50% based on readers’ votes and 50% based on input from the senior editors at Modern Healthcare).

Required Materials/Documentation

    • Materials needed to nominate include:
      • CV or resume of the nominee
    • The online nomination portal will ask for you to select at least 3 of the 5 criteria that the nominee exemplifies. An example for each box selected must be provided.


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If you have any questions about the program, including the criteria, voting process, selection process, or deadline, please contact Dave May.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Leah Judge.


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