100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Dr. Jeffrey Balser
President and CEO,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Balser not only leads the center, but also the Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine. Under Balser’s leadership, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network was formed and a $230 million cost reduction restructuring process led the center to become a corporation in 2016. In March, the center announced it will buy Tennessee-based Community Health Systems. This April, he co-authored a commentary for Modern Healthcare discussing the need for healthcare leaders to embrace AI.