Today, Modern Healthcare released its yearly list of the 50 most influential physician-execs in the U.S. I have to believe that you, my readers, are at least partly responsible (along with my parents and their pals in Boca) for my #19 position, the highest rank of any full-time faculty physician.
As nice as this is, I must admit that seeing myself on this list of movers and shakers is a bit odd. At number 19, I’m sandwiched between people like the leaders of the Mayo Clinic and HCA, and the heads of the Cleveland Clinic, CDC, NIH, FDA, AMA, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In other words, people who control budgets of billions of dollars.
In contrast, the biggest budgetary decision I’ve made in the last few months was whether to go for the one- or three-movie plan at Netflix.
In any case, thanks much. I am humbled.