100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Michael Dowling, 67
President and CEO, Northwell Health
- Compensation: $10,105,557 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 10
Dowling has headed the 21-hospital system for 14 years, and expansion has been a major priority for the longtime CEO. The largest integrated system in New York state has recently acquired several hospitals, launched an insurance company and opened a medical school. Dowling's extensive healthcare experience began in New York state government, where he was state director of health, education and human services for seven years. He also was deputy secretary to the governor and commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services. Dowling has been chosen for Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare ranking nine times.