50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Montefiore Health System
Since being appointed CEO of Montefiore Health System in New York City in 2008, Dr. Steven Safyer has emphasized innovation and population health. In February, Montefiore was selected by the White House to participate in the inaugural Precision Medicine Initiative Summit, which aims to integrate biological, clinical, environmental and administrative data to advance innovations in research and improve the delivery of healthcare. Under Safyer's leadership, Montefiore, an integrated system, has increased its existing care-management capabilities to provide seamless care for patients who require multiple specialists. And in 2009, Safyer took some symbolic steps in the fight against obesity, banning all candy from Montefiore and requiring any potato chips served to be baked rather than fried. He has worked at Montefiore since 1982, previously serving as senior vice president and chief medical officer. Safyer, 67, is an internist and a professor of medicine, epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.