100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Patrick Soon-Shiong, 64
Chairman and CEO, NantHealth
- Compensation: $602,308 - according to 2016 Bloomberg
- Years on list: 2
Soon-Shiong has served as chairman and CEO since the formation of NantHealth in July 2010. The precision medicine company, part of his NantWorks umbrella organization, has hit a rough patch recently, announcing layoffs of one-third of its employees this month and selling its provider and patient-engagement business to Allscripts. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist, has pioneered novel therapies for both diabetes and cancer, published over 100 scientific papers, and has over 95 issued patents on groundbreaking advancements spanning myriad fields.