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Dr. Jonathan Perlin serves as president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue. Before joining the Nashville-based company in 2006, Perlin, 54, was undersecretary for health at the Veterans Affairs Department, the VA's top healthcare post. He returned to the VA last year for a 60-day assignment as senior adviser to acting VA Department Secretary Sloan Gibson. He now serves as chairman of the American Hospital Association.