Michael Dowling

CEO, Northwell Health

Michael Dowling is President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area. Northwell pioneers research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, offering a visionary approach to medical education.

Northwell Health is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State with a total workforce of more than 66,000 employees, making it the state’s largest private employer. With 23 hospitals, 6,675 hospital and long-term care beds, more than 665 outpatient physician practices, and a full complement of long-term care services, Northwell is one of the nation’s largest health systems, with $11 billion in annual revenue.

Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2002, Dowling was the health system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining Northwell Health in 1995, he served as Senior Vice President at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Book as Speaker


Health Care Reboot: Megatrends Energizing American Medicine

Publication Date: November 2018

Health Care Reboot – Megatrends Energizing American Medicine – injects a much-needed dose of optimism into the national health care debate. The book makes a compelling case that a series of powerful trends are leading the nation’s health care system toward greater quality, safety, access, and affordability. The trends include historic breakthroughs in treatments for heart disease and cancer; integration of behavioral health services into primary care; recognizing and acting upon the broad effect of social determinants of health; consumer empowerment focused on measures and outcomes that matter most to patients; paying for value rather than volume causing doctors and hospitals to shift to a newly aggressive proactive approach to caring for patients. Collectively, these trends are rebooting our health care system to better serve the needs of providers, payers, and, most importantly, patients.

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Articles By Michael Dowling

To my fellow health care CEOs…
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8 Things to Remember for Tomorrow
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Moving Care Upstream, Addressing Social Determinants
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Remember Who We are as Americans
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What Not to Do as a Leader
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