Dr. Omar Lateef
President and CEO, Rush University System for Health
As president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center, Lateef set the tone for its COVID-19 response, which focused on equity and outreach to Chicago’s underserved communities. The center’s efforts in this regard led to national attention and a medal of honor from Mayor Lori Lightfoot in April 2021. In 2022, Lateef took on an expanded, system-wide role leading Rush University System of Health, which recently announced the establishment of the RUSH BMO Institute for Health Equity, aimed at addressing barriers to care in the Chicago region.