DECEMBER 4, 2023

The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards & recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. This program allows for readers to vote for their top choices and selected honorees will be published in Modern Healthcare's annual ranking.

RANK: 29

Tim Barry

Co-founder, Chair and CEO,


VillageMD, a fast-growing primary care chain, kicked off 2023 by finalizing its acquisition Summit Health-CityMD, a provider of primary, specialty and urgent care, in a deal worth nearly $8.9 billion. By October, the company operated more than 800 practice locations in 26 markets. Many of those are co-located with Walgreens pharmacies; Walgreens Boots Alliance took majority ownership of VillageMD in 2021 with a stated goal of opening 1,000 clinics by 2027. Barry’s aim is for VillageMD to become a multispecialty provider, although the company will continue growing its primary care base as well as CityMD’s urgent care business. Before VillageMD, Barry filled leadership posts at Accretive Health, Universal American and Blue Shield of California.

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