Georges Benjamin

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. Photo by APHA

Between U.S. Supreme Court justices and the Food and Drug Administration’s chief officer, APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, has again been recognized as one of health care’s foremost leaders.

Benjamin made the Modern Healthcare “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list for the 10th time, joining health officials “who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.” Benjamin ranked 97th on the list.

“Public health never stops, and I’m both humbled and honored that Modern Healthcare recognizes APHA’s drive to positively impact what goes on in our health care system,” Benjamin said. “It’s often said that prevention is invisible when it works, but this list — and all our public health colleagues on it — proves that prevention is a recognized commodity.”

Notable others on the list include President Barack Obama, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, along with health system executives such as Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson and UnitedHealth Group President and CEO Stephen Hemsley.

Benjamin has also earned other accolades from the publication, including ratings as one of health care’s top minority leaders and 50 most influential U.S. leaders.