100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Michael Dowling, 68
President and CEO, Northwell Health
- Compensation: $3,221,785 - according to 2015
- Years on list: 11
Dowling leads one of New York state's largest integrated healthcare systems, which includes the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and CareConnect Insurance Co. Northwell Health has a total workforce of more than 62,000 employees, making it one of the state's largest private employers. During his tenure as CEO, Dowling has been credited with developing the Center for Learning and Innovation, which offers continuous learning programs for Northwell employees, and helping to launch Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Founded in 2008, it was New York state's first new allopathic medical school in 40 years.