Jun 18, 2019
Dr. Mitchell Katz, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals has been named in Modern Healthcare‘s “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” list for his work in expanding access to primary care services while driving down costs. Dr. Katz’s most successful initiatives during his time as President and CEO of the country’s largest public healthcare system are driven by the organizations overall goals of strategic investment to aid in transforming care and increasing access. Modern Healthcare‘s “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” program honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. Dr. Katz was also recently recognized by the Heritage Foundation for Organizational Leadership for fundamentally changing how healthcare is delivered at an institution.
“The ’50 Most Influential Clinical Executives’ recognition is a reflection of the amazing NYC Health + Hospitals system I’m lucky enough to be a part of,” said Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “I am pleased that more people around the country are as impressed as I am by the tremendous work our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and staff do every day.”
Dr. Katz was appointed as President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals in January 2018. During this time, Dr. Katz has focused on advancing the transformation of the public health care system with numerous new initiatives to expand access to primary care services, reduce administrative costs, invest in more front-line clinical staff, and build financial stability. Previously, Dr. Katz was the Director of the Los Angeles County Health Agency, an agency that combines the Departments of Health Services, Public Health, and Mental Health into a single entity so as to provide more integrated care and programming within Los Angeles.
Before he came to Los Angeles Dr. Katz was the Director and Health Officer of the San Francisco Department of Health for 13 years. He is well known for funding needle exchange, creating Healthy San Francisco, outlawing the sale of tobacco at pharmacies, and winning ballot measures for rebuilding Laguna Honda Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at UCSF Medical School and was an RWJ Clinical Scholar.
Dr. Katz is the Deputy Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (previously the Institute of Medicine) and the recipient of the Los Angeles County Medical Association 2015 Healthcare Champion of the year.