50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Deputy undersecretary for discovery, education and affiliate networks,
Veterans Health Administration
From leading the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research to her current role at the Veterans Affairs Department, Clancy has had a broad influence on the nation’s healthcare system. Earlier this year, she was honored by the Society for Women’s Health Research for her contributions to the field. Before shifting roles to head up innovation at the VA, Clancy led efforts across the VA to tackle the opioid crisis, including adopting decision-support technology. This year, Clancy will lead efforts to boost performance at lower-performing facilities.