100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
David Torchiana, 61
President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System
- Compensation: NA
- Years on list: 2
In March 2015, as it faced continued opposition from state regulators to its expansion plans, Massachusetts' largest healthcare system brought in fresh leadership: "Torch," as the heart surgeon reportedly introduces himself. As the head of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Torchiana spearheaded initiatives such as a quality incentive program that produced $15.5 million in incentive payments for physicians. After joining Partners, Torchiana quickly cast the organization's sights and ambitions far outside the state. By the end of last year, it was involved in hospital projects in Malta, the Ivory Coast and China.