Where there's a need, there's an Up & Comer. Whether it's lifesaving operations or trouble obtaining insurance, the delivery system plays a dramatic role in people's lives. This rings true for this year's class of dynamic young leaders.
An amalgamation of these good and bad experiences are what set a fire in these leaders to not just claim their places in the healthcare field, but embrace complex challenges to reshape the industry.
For Jessica Melton, giving back is at the heart of working in emergency services, and for Laura Fegraus, it's all about demystifying healthcare for the public.
Selected from 152 nominees, the 15 honorees bring unique perspectives to what the future of healthcare will look like. As evidenced by previous Up & Comers—like Dr. Leana Wen, class of 2016, who recently became the first physician president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in nearly 50 years—this likely won't be the last time you hear their names.