Mitchell H. Katz
Public health advocate and physician Mitchell H. Katz has spent his career shaping and implementing policies that improve health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable patients in urban settings. As the current leader of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the United States, Mitch ensures that more than one million New Yorkers receive essential inpatient, outpatient, and home-based health services every year. Previously, Mitch directed the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the country’s second largest public safety net system, where he created the ambulatory care network, eliminated the department deficit, updated the city's electronic health system, and moved over 1000 medically complex patients into independent housing. Mitch 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.