The 300 nominees for Modern Healthcare's annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015 are presented in alphabetical order.Kirk Adams
International executive vice president, Service Employees International Union; director, SEIU Healthcare, Washington
President and CEO, Baylor Scott & White, Dallas
President and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.
Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
Dr. Steven Altschuler
Outgoing CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Peter Angood
President and CEO, American Association for Physician Leadership, Tampa, Fla.
CEO, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
President and CEO, Novant Health, Winston-Salem, N.C.
President and CEO, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle
Dr. Kelvin Baggett
Senior vice president of clinical operations and chief clinical officer, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas
Dr. David Bailey
President and CEO, Nemours Children's Health System, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. Neal Barnard
Founder and president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington
Dr. Richard Baron
President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation, Philadelphia
Chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio
Dr. Howard Bauchner
Dr. Georges Benjamin
Executive director, American Public Health Association, Washington
CEO, Texas Health Resources, Arlington
CEO, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va.
Chairman, president and CEO, Aetna, Hartford, Conn.
Governor of Kentucky (D), Frankfort
President and CEO, Leapfrog Group, Washington
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.
President and CEO, Allscripts, Chicago
Dr. David Blumenthal
President, Commonwealth Fund, New York
House speaker (R-Ohio), Washington
Dr. Marc Boom
President and CEO, Houston Methodist
Jennifer Covich Bordenick
CEO, eHealth Initiative, Washington
CEO, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Conn.
Dr. Akram Boutros
President and CEO, MetroHealth System, Cleveland
President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago
Chairman and CEO, Amgen, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
President and CEO, HealthPartners, Bloomington, Minn.
President and CEO, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Chicago
President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky.
Dr. William Bria
Chairman, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Lake Almanor, Calif.
President and CEO, KentuckyOne Health, Louisville
President and CEO, Mercy, Chesterfield, Mo.
President and CEO, Humana, Louisville, Ky.
Dr. George Brown
President and CEO, Legacy Health, Portland, Ore.
CEO, American Heart Association, Washington
Dr. John Brumsted
President and CEO, University of Vermont Health Network (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care), Burlington
President and CEO, CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baltimore
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary, HHS, Washington
President and CEO, Athenahealth, Watertown, Mass.
CEO, American Health Lawyers Association, Washington
Chair and CEO, Ventas, Chicago
President and CEO, Centura Health, Englewood, Colo.
Dr. Robert Carlson
CEO, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Fort Washington, Pa.
Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Health, Brentwood, Tenn.
Dr. Christine Cassel
President and CEO, National Quality Forum, Washington
President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington
Dr. Fred Cerise
President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas
Chairman, HSC Health Care System, Washington
Dr. Mark Chassin
President and CEO, Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry
President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards, Washington
President and CEO, Select Medical, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Dr. Benjamin Chu
Executive VP, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plans; group president, Kaiser Southern California, Georgia, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Calif.
President and CEO, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Falls Church, Va.
President, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, Md.
CEO, Genentech, South San Francisco, Calif.
President and founder, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, Pa.
Dr. Francis Collins
Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
President and CEO, AmerisourceBergen, Chesterbrook, Pa.
Dr. Patrick Conway
Acting deputy principal administrator; deputy administrator for innovation and quality; chief medical officer, CMS Baltimore
Dr. William Conway
Executive vice president, Henry Ford Health System; CEO, Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit
President and CEO, Cigna Corp., Bloomfield, Conn.
Dr. Steven Corwin
CEO, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Toby Cosgrove
President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
President and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington
C. Duane Dauner
President and CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento
Dr. Kenneth Davis
President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Dr. Ralph de La Torre
Chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care System, Boston
CEO, Dignity Health, San Francisco
Executive director, Catalyst for Payment Reform, Berkeley, Calif.
Executive director, National Nurses United, Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Ronald DePinho
President, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Dr. Karen DeSalvo
National coordinator for healthcare IT; nominee for assistant secretary, HHS, Washington
Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann
CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
President and CEO, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.
President and CEO, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New York
Dr. James Downing
CEO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Dr. Jeffrey Drazen
Editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Victor Dzau
President Institute of Medicine (will become National Academy of Medicine), WashingtonTodd Ebert
President and CEO, Amerinet, St. Louis
President and CEO, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md.
President and CEO, Epic Systems Corp., Verona, Wis.
Dr. David Feinberg
Incoming president and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; outgoing CEO, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles
Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington
President and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas
President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill.
President, Enroll America, Washington
President and CEO, Banner Health, Phoenix
Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright
President and CEO, Medical Group Management Association, Englewood, Colo.
President and CEO, American Medical Group Association, Alexandria, Va.
Dr. Elliott Fisher
Director, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hanover, N.H.
President and CEO, GE Healthcare
President and CEO, Beaumont Health System, Troy, Mich.
Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, N.J.
Dr. Thomas Frieden
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
President and CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Dr. Tejal Gandhi
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation, Boston
President and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions, Portland, Ore.
Dr. Atul Gawande
Surgeon, professor, researcher, author, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
President and CEO, Health Net, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Dr. Richard Gilfillan
President and CEO, Trinity Health, Livonia, Mich.
Dr. Gary Gilliland
President and director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Professor of the practice of health policy and management and the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
Chairman and CEO, AbbVie, North Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Larry Goodman
President and CEO, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Lynne Thomas Gordon
CEO, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago
Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Outgoing CEO, Partners HealthCare, incoming CEO, Partners in Health Boston
Dr. Howard Grant
CEO, Lahey Health, Burlington, Mass.
President and CEO, HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.
Dr. Robert Grossman
Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Washington
Chairman, president and CEO, McKesson Corp., San Francisco
President and CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago
U.S. senator (R-Utah), chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Washington
CEO, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Austin, Texas
Patricia Hemingway Hall
President and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago
President and CEO, Palomar Health, Escondido, Calif.
CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.
Executive vice president and CEO, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.
President and CEO, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque
Dr. Rodney Hochman
President and CEO, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash.
President and CEO, Highmark Health, Pittsburgh
CEO, Theranos, Palo Alto, Calif.
Nancy Howell Agee
President and CEO, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.
Founding editor, Health Affairs
Outgoing president and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington; incoming president and CEO, EmblemHealth, New York
Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland
CEO, American College of Cardiology, Washington
Jo Ann Jenkins
CEO, AARP, Washington
CEO, WellStar Health System, Marietta, Ga.
Dr. Ashish Jha
Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Boston
R. Milton Johnson
Chairman and CEO, HCA, Nashville
President and CEO, Federation of American Health Systems, Washington
Dr. Gary Kaplan
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle
Governor of Ohio (R), Columbus
Chairman, Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Chicago
Sister Carol Keehan
President and CEO, Catholic Health Association, Washington
President and CEO, Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables
U.S. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Washington
Executive director, American Health Quality Association, Washington
Founder, chairman and CEO, Masimo Corp., Irvine, Calif.
Dr. M. Narendra Kini
President and CEO, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami
Dr. Darrell Kirch
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington
Dr. Stephen Klasko
President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia
President and CEO, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md.
President and CEO, Amedisys, Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.
President and CEO, Integris Health, Oklahoma City
CEO, UnityPoint Health, West Des Moines, Iowa
Chairman, president and CEO, Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis
Executive director, Covered California, Sacramento
Manuel Tomas Leon
President and CEO, Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Chicago
President and CEO, ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
President and CEO, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, Tenn.
Inspector general, HHS, Washington
Dr. Barbara Levy
VP for health policy, advocacy division, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington; chair, American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)
Dr. Allen Lichter
CEO, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, Va.
H. Stephen Lieber
President and CEO, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago
President and CEO, BJC HealthCare, St. Louis
CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.
Dr. Douglas Lowy
Director, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.
Dr. William Lunn
President and CEO, Tulane Health System, New Orleans
U.S. attorney general, Department of Justice, Washington
Dr. James Madara
Executive vice president and CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago
CEO, National League for Nursing, Washington
President and CEO, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta
President and CEO, Methodist Health System, Dallas
Chairman and CEO, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, Calif.
Dr. Mark McClellan
Senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution, Washington
Senate majority leader (R-Ky.), Washington
Secretary, Veterans Affairs Department, Washington
Director, Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project, Austin, Texas
President and CEO, American Red Cross, Washington
President and CEO, Meditech, Westwood, Mass.
Dr. Arlen Meyers
CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs; professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chairman and CEO, Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.
Dr. J. Mario Molina
President and CEO, Molina Healthcare. Long Beach, Calif.
President and CEO, Conifer Health Solutions, Frisco, Texas
President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Arlington, Va.
CEO, National Rural Health Association, Leawood, Kan.
Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Co-founder and CEO, Aledade, Bethesda, Md.; former national coordinator for healthcare IT
President and CEO, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego
Dr. Vivek Murthy
U.S. surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, Md.
Chairman and CEO, Advisory Board Co., Washington
Dr. Elizabeth Nabel
President, Brigham and Women's Healthcare, Boston
Dr. Thomas Nasca
CEO, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago
Dr. David Nash
Founding dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia
Chairman, president and CEO, Centene Corp., St. Louis
Dr. Janice Nevin
President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Del.
President and CEO, VHA/UHC Irving, Texas
Dr. John Noseworthy
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
President of the United States, Washington
Margaret "Peggy" O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington
President and CEO, ProMedica, Toledo, Ohio
Senior vice president, Universal Health Services; president, behavioral health division, King of Prussia, Pa.
Dr. Stephen Ostroff
Acting commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md.
President and CEO, American Health Care Association, Washington
Dr. David Pate
CEO, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho
Founder, chairman and CEO, Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Ronald Paulus
President and CEO, Mission Health, Asheville, N.C.
Chairman and CEO, Express Scripts, St. Louis
House minority leader (D-Calif.), Washington
Governor of Indiana (R), Indianapolis
Dr. Jonathan Perlin
President of clinical services and chief medical officer, HCA, Nashville
Dr. C. Wright Pinson
CEO, Vanderbilt University Health System, Nashville
Executive vice president for policy; incoming president and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago
Dr. Tom Price
U.S. representative (R-Ga.), chairman, House Budget Committee, Washington
President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Dr. Peter Pronovost
Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality; senior vice president for safety and quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
Dr. Ram Raju
President and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
President and CEO, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York
Chairman and CEO, Pfizer, New York
Dr. Prem Reddy
Chairman and CEO, Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif.
CEO, American Cancer Society, Atlanta
Vice chairman, UnitedHealth Group; CEO, Optum, Minnetonka, Minn.
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York
Chief Justice of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court, Washington
Chair, president and CEO, IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y.
CEO, UPMC, Pittsburgh
President, Healthcare Supply Chain Association, Washington
Dr. William Roper
Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; CEO, UNC Health Care; dean, UNC School of Medicine
Dr. Paul Rothman
President and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
CEO, Press Ganey, South Bend, Ind.
U.S. representative (R-Wis.), chairman, House Ways and Means Committee, Washington
CEO, Christus Health Irving, Texas
Dr. Steven Safyer
President and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center, New York
President and CEO, MedStar Health System, Columbia, Md.
CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Governor of Florida (R), Tallahassee
Dr. Joe Selby
Executive director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington
President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago
Walter "Ted" Shaw
President and CEO, Texas Hospital Association, Austin
President and CEO, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, Mo.
CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tenn.
Dr. David Shulkin
President, Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center; nominee, undersecretary of health, Veterans Affairs Department
Dr. Bruce Siegel
President and CEO, America's Essential Hospitals, Washington
Dr. Lynn Simon
President of clinical services and chief quality officer, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.Dr. Adam Singer
Chairman and CEO, IPC Healthcare, North Hollywood, Calif.
J. Knox Singleton
CEO, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va.
President and CEO, Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Ill.
Dr. Peter Slavin
President, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Acting CMS administrator, Baltimore
President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison
Chairman and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.
President and CEO TeamHealth Knoxville, Tenn.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
CEO, NantHealth, Los Angeles; chairman, Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, San Francisco
Dr. Gregory Sorensen
President and CEO, Siemens Healthcare North America, Malvern, Pa.
Dr. Charles Sorenson
President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City
President and CEO, Covenant Health, Knoxville, Tenn.
President and CEO, Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md.
Dr. Glenn Steele Jr.
Outgoing president and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; chairman, xG Health Solutions
Founder, Studer Group, now part of Huron Healthcare, Pensacola, Fla.
CEO, American Academy of Nursing, Washington
Dr. Andrew Sussman
Senior vice president, CVS Health; president, MinuteClinic division, Woonsocket, R.I.
President and CEO, Anthem, Indianapolis
Dr. Kevin Tabb
President and CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
CEO, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C.
Dr. John Tedeschi
Chairman and CEO, Continuum Health Alliance, Marlton, N.J.
President and CEO, Ascension, St. Louis
Co-chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Denver
President and CEO, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
CEO, SSM Health, St. Louis
Dr. Eric Topol
Chief academic officer, Scripps Health; director, Scripps Translational Science Institute San Diego
Dr. David Torchiana
Incoming CEO, Partners HealthCare, Boston
Dr. John Toussaint
CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Appleton, Wis.
CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington
Dr. Nick Turkal
President and CEO, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee
Dr. Susan Turney
CEO, Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System
Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
President and CEO, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Washington
Outgoing president and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago
CEO, West Health and West Health Institute, San Diego
Chris Van Gorder
President and CEO, Scripps Health, San Diego
President and CEO Ardent Health Services Nashville
Dr. Robert Wachter
Professor and chief of the division of hospital medicine, University of California at San Francisco, UCSF Medical Center
Dr. Robert Wah
Chief medical officer, Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.
Acting deputy secretary, HHS, Washington
President and CEO, Boston Medical Center
Dr. A. Eugene Washington
President and CEO, Duke University Health System, chancellor for health affairs, Duke University, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Dr. James Weinstein
President and CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Hanover, N.H.
Dr. Laurence Wellikson
CEO, Society of Hospital Medicine, Philadelphia
CEO, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Penny Wheeler
President and CEO, Allina Health, Minneapolis
Chairman and CEO, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.
W. Carl Whitmer
President and CEO Iasis Healthcare Franklin, Tenn.
President and CEO, Capella Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn.
Executive director, American College of Emergency Physicians, Washington
R. Halsey Wise
Chairman and CEO, MedAssets, Alpharetta, Ga.
Dr. Nicholas Wolter
CEO, Billings (Mont.) Clinic
President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston
U.S. senator (D-Ore.), Washington