Dr. Jonathan Perlin
President of clinical operations and chief medical officer, HCA Healthcare
A perennial national leader on quality and safety issues, Perlin oversaw a clinical team that cared for more than 110,000 COVID-positive patients in 2020. He also spearheaded efforts by HCA to create a national research agenda to study the effects of COVID-19 and treatment protocols. HCA has nearly 50 publications in print or under review. Under Perlin’s leadership, HCA created a real-time decision-support tool that proved critical for front-line clinicians and decision-makers in their treatment of COVID patients. Decision-support tools have also been used to advance efforts in safety and quality, and care for stroke and sepsis patients.