March 24, 2022

7 Women to Watch in Healthcare

International Women’s Month serves as a great reminder to celebrate some of the strongest leaders in the healthcare industry. More and more, girls and young women are being encouraged to pursue studies and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), but there’s still work to do! So what better way to get girls and women motivated to bring their smarts and skills into the healthcare industry than to champion the brilliant females leading the field today? Read on to be inspired by some of the top women to watch in healthcare.


Mary Pittman | President and CEO, Public Health Institute


Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is only the second president and CEO of the Public Health Institute (PHI) since its founding in 1964. Pittman has focused on developing a dynamic strategic plan that builds on existing PHI programs that address health inequities in vulnerable communities for the last fourteen years. Specifically, she has garnered national recognition for her strong support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, American Care Act and Prevention, and Public Health Fund. Learn more here.


Dr. Laurie Glimcher | President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


A renowned immunologist recognized for her work in cancer research, Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, took her post as President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2016. She also serves as the Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Learn more here.


Madeline Bell | President and CEO, CHOP


Madeline Bell’s career came full circle when she became the head of the top-ranked Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in 2015. Bell started her career as a pediatric nurse at CHOP, advancing through multiple leadership roles before accepting her position as president and CEO. Her varied professional experiences have made her a dynamic and thoughtful leader, proving that there are many paths to becoming a successful leader in healthcare. Learn more here.


Michelle Lewis | CEO, Gotham Health


Michelle Lewis is the brains behind Gotham Health’s strategic work to improve the patient experience and open up access to care in New York City. With over two decades as a leader in healthcare administration, Lewis is credited with successfully expanding primary and preventative healthcare programs to New Yorkers in their own neighborhood. Learn more here.


Kristin Myers | Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Sinai Health System


Kristin Myers, MPH, is spearheading digital transformation for the Mount Sinai Health System. Myers is behind the tools and technology that will individually streamline and allow better collaboration between clinical care, research, and education, both professional and public. Learn more here.


Linghua Wang, M.D., Ph.D. | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Genomic Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine


Linghua Wang, M.D., Ph.D. is a published author and the recipient of multiple awards for her work in computational biology, cancer immunogenomics, single-cell multiomics, cancer genomics, and immuno-oncology. Dr. Wang is specifically renowned for her ability to translate the data she collects into innovative strategies and therapies that ultimately benefit her patients. Learn more here.


Kizzmekia S. Corbett Ph.D., | National Institutes of Health


Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Ph.D., is a viral immunologist, research fellow, and the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Research Center (VRC). Her current work is on novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness. Learn more here.