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President and CEO,
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Under Klasko's leadership, Jefferson has continued to pursue nontraditional alliances. In 2017, it merged with Philadelphia University, a fashion and design school, in an effort to bring new ideas into the delivery system. Jefferson has led the charge in building a curriculum for medical students that teaches empathy as a way to better connect with patients. Klasko has also elevated Jefferson's stake in the venture capital arena, supporting companies that have collectively raised $400 million.