Through his courage and convictions, this visionary otolaryngologist is pioneering new models of health and healing for the nation in this century.
Explore this issue:November 2006
Niccolo Machiavelli wrote in his 1532 treatise, Il Principe, There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Yet this is exactly what Michael M. E. Johns, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Emory University in Atlanta, does each day as one of the nation’s renowned physician thought leaders on health care reform.
The future of health care is a gigantic issue for America, as it will affect everyone and everything, said Dr. Johns, who is also the CEO of The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Chairman of the Board for Emory Healthcare, Co-Chairman of the Board of EHCA, LLC, and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Emory University School of Medicine.