Top 25 Minority Leaders
Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Services Division & Physician,
Lousiana State University
Even as acting chief executive officer of Louisiana State University’s Health Care Services Division, physician Michael Butler, 52, still works some shifts in the emergency department to keep abreast of front-line issues and maintain contact with patients. In his leadership position, he oversees seven public state hospitals, nearly 300 clinics, more than 9,000 employees and a budget of more than $800 million. He directed the state public-health system’s chronic-disease-management initiative, focusing on asthma, congestive heart failure, cancer screening, diabetes and HIV. Just last week, the LSU system announced it was opening several community-care clinics throughout New Orleans to promote the concept of medical homes.