Dr. Omar Lateef
President and CEO, Rush University System for Health
Lateef was named to the top system-wide leadership role at Chicago-based Rush University System for Health in July. He also remains president and CEO of the organization’s flagship Rush University Medical Center, titles he has held since 2019. Lateef gained national recognition for managing the COVID-19 response at the medical center, setting a standard for the use of early testing, new treatment protocols and a focus on the hardest-hit communities. The work led to a Medal of Honor award from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in April 2021. Lateef is also a nationally recognized leader in the measurement of healthcare quality and has published extensively on scientific and ethical issues in critical care medicine.