50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2017
Dr. Tom Price was sworn in as the 23rd secretary of HHS in February. In the Cabinet role overseeing the numerous programs and agencies that make up the federal healthcare apparatus, he brings decades of experience, both as a clinician and a policymaker. A third-generation physician following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he most recently served as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 6th Congressional District in the Atlanta area. During his 12 years in Congress, he served in various leadership roles, including chairman of the House Budget Committee. Price, a fierce advocate for a free-market healthcare system, has been a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act.