50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
Chairman/CEO, Prime Healthcare Services
Dr. Prem Reddy is a cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was born into a family of leaders in rural India, where he learned the values and guiding principles that led to his medical and business accomplishments. As founder and CEO since 2001 of Prime'a system that traces its roots to the development of a single hospital in Southern California'the focus of Reddy's work has been to acquire failing hospitals and turn them around, converting them into thriving community assets; and give back to the community, gifting hundreds of millions of dollars to causes related to healthcare. During his 25 years of medical practice in California, he performed more than 5,000 cardiac procedures.