50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
U.S. Public Health Service
Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed in December as the 19th U.S. surgeon general. In that role, Murthy, 37, has vowed to focus on personal health issues, including smoking cessation and obesity. He also oversees the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which consists of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers who serve around the world. The son of Indian immigrants, Murthy co-founded an HIV/AIDS education charity that does work in India and the U.S. He also created a cloud-based system called TrialNetworks, focused on improving clinical trials so new drugs could be marketed sooner and more safely.