Stephen Klasko

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health

Transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in healthcare and higher education systems. Since 2013, President and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his of re-imagining healthcare and higher education; 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University creates a pre-eminent professional university that includes top-20 programmes in fashion and design, coupled with the first design thinking curriculum in a medical school, and with the nation's leading research on empathy. Member of the Corporate Board, Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), a global healthcare and medical device company, and Lehigh University, a leading engineering, business and computer science university. Author of “Bless This Mess: A Picture Primer for the Future of Healthcare”; “We CAN Fix Healthcare, The Future Is Now” (2016). Named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and one of the “Ten Most Influential Physician Executives” (2018); named one of the 100 most creative people in business, Fast Company (2018). Distinguished Fellow, World Economic Forum.

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