5 physician power players

Here are five physician power players making waves in the healthcare industry: 

Mandy Cohen, MD. Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to her role at the CDC, Dr. Cohen also serves as the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She is an internal medicine physician.

Amar Desai, MD. CEO of Optum Health. Dr. Desai became CEO of Optum Health in July. Previously, he served as president for healthcare delivery at CVS Health. 

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD. President of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ehrenfeld was inaugurated as the AMA's 178th president in June. He is a practicing anesthesiologist, senior associate dean, and tenured professor of anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Thomas Frist Jr., MD. Co-founder of HCA Healthcare. Dr. Frist founded HCA Healthcare with his father in 1968. He is also a former Air Force flight surgeon.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. Owner of NantWorks. Dr. Soon-Shiong invented the cancer drug Abraxane and has been part of various healthcare business ventures. He is also a transplant surgeon.

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