Stephen Klasko is President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He has led Jefferson to become one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the nation. With recent mergers, Jefferson is now one of the nation’s largest health care delivery systems. An advocate for bipartisan transformational change in healthcare, Dr. Klasko is author of 2016’s “We Can Fix Healthcare in America: The Future Is Now” and editor in chief of the journal Healthcare Transformation.
He is a professor of OB-GYN at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the founder of Spirit of Women, a grass roots womens health empowerment organization now utilized at over 150 hospitals and health systems. In August 2017, Dr. Klasko was named by Modern Healthcare as one of America’s “100 Most Influential” individuals in healthcare.
After the conclusion of his MBA at the Wharton School, he received a $1.5 million grant to investigate the selection and education biases that affect a physician’s ability to negotiate and handle change, which resulted in his book, “The Phantom Stethoscope: A Field Manual for an Optimistic Future in Medicine.” He previously served as CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at University of South Florida.