Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare | 2014
Dr. Ram Raju
Raju began his healthcare career as a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in New York. But after moving into public health administration, his career brought him to Chicago in 2011, where he served as CEO of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He helped the county obtain a federal waiver for a program serving adults newly eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, giving an additional 75,000 residents access to primary and specialty care. In March, Raju, 62, returned to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. as president and CEO. He was previously its executivevice president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer.