50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2016
President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, 50, is no stranger to innovation. Before he took the helm at the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2009, Chaudhry wrote health policy resolutions adopted by the American Medical Association, led clinical trials and authored studies on tactics to improve vaccine utilization. Chaudhry continues to take the same approach at the non-for-profit federation, which represents the country's 70 medical licensing boards. Last year, Chaudhry led the launch of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which addresses physician shortages in rural areas by providing licenses to physicians who want to practice in multiple states, especially via telemedicine. The federation has also updated its database, redesigned its website and developed new guidelines to reflect the rise of telehealth. Previously, Chaudhry was commissioner for Suffolk County (N.Y.) Department of Health Services, where he established a Division of Preventive Medicine.