100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2017
President of clinical services and chief medical officer, HCA Healthcare
- Compensation: $3,842,308 - according to 2016 Bloomberg
- Years on list: 4
Perlin, in his multiple roles at giant for-profit hospital system HCA, provides leadership for clinical services and performance improvement. He brings strong research credentials to the 174-hospital chain, tackling issues ranging from MRSA prevention to reducing the number of early elective deliveries. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was undersecretary for health in the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department.