Mitchell Katz

Physician, public health advocate
Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, works to eliminate the unfair effects of economic disparities in health care, challenging traditional health care systems to find ways to meet all patients on their own terms.

Why you should listen

Mitchell 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, KatzĀ ensures that more than one million New Yorkers receive essential inpatient, outpatient and home-based health services every year. Previously, he 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 more than 1,000 medically complex patients into independent housing.

Katz is the Deputy Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of the Los Angeles County Medical Association 2015 Healthcare Champion of the year.

Mitchell Katz’s TED talk