Top 25 Minority Leaders
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Dr. Ram Raju more than 20 years ago transitioned from his career as a trauma surgeon to the executive side of healthcare. He's now CEO at Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago, effective last fall. Raju, 61, previously served as executive vice president, chief medical officer and chief operating officer for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. During his tenure there, the system became the first in the state to post quality data on its website. He also worked in various capacities from 2002-06 at Coney Island Hospital in New York, most recently as COO.