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50 Most Influential Physician Executives

Welcome to the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare (formerly the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare) recognition program. Modern Physician and sister publication Modern Healthcare co-sponsor this annual recognition program. We’re changing the name of the program to better reflect the skills needed to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It took power to make reform happen; now, it will take influential to make reform work.

Click here to learn about the nominees' titles and affiliations

Readers voted for one of 100 physician executives who made up the final ballot, with the 50 physicians who received the most votes making the final list. The ranking will be determined by the number of votes received. Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare reserve the right to resolve voting irregularities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is this program about?
A: This awards program invites readers to nominate and vote for the most influential physician executives in healthcare.

Q: When is the call for entries?
A: Call for entries for the program is now closed.
Click here to add your name to our notification database. You will receive an email when the call for nomination period is open.

Q: What are the criteria?
A: Candidate must be a physician executive.

Q: When is the deadline?
A: The deadline to submit a nomination is over.
Check back for the deadline for the 2011 program.

Q: How do I nominate someone?
A: The nomination period for the program is closed.

Q: Is there a fee to enter/nominate?
A: No fee required.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?
A: Modern Healthcare's editor, David Burda at

Q: Can I be notified of next year’s call for entries?
A: Yes. Click here to add your name to our notification database. You will receive an email when the call for nomination period is open.


Q: How and when will the winners be announced?

A: The final ranking will be published in the May 9, 2011 issue of both Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare.

Q: Will entrants be notified if they win/lose?
A: Announcement of winners will be made in Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare.

Q: How are the winners recognized?
A: Winners will be recognized in Modern Physician, and Modern Healthcare, as well as on both publications' websites. Certificates recognizing this honor will be sent to the honorees.

Q: Will there be an event?
A: There is no event information available at this time.

Advertising Opportunities
For information on advertising in this issue, please contact Ilana Klein at or 312.649.5311. It’s a great opportunity to show your support of these physician leaders and the efforts they’ve made to improve healthcare.



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