CMO, American Hospital Association (Festival Underwriter); President, Health Research and Educational Trust
Jay Bhatt is chief medical officer of the American Hospital Association and president of the Health Research and Educational Trust. A member of the Feinberg School of Medicine faculty at Northwestern University, he is also a practicing internal medicine physician in Chicago who serves vulnerable populations and is known by patients as the “dancing doctor.” Most recently, Bhatt was chief health officer at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association. Previously, he was the managing deputy commissioner and chief innovation officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health. He has been honored with numerous awards, including being named to Crain’s Chicago’s 40 Under 40, and has published extensively.