Kenneth L. Davis, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
Kenneth L. Davis, M.D. is an accomplished scientist, physician and medical executive. As a scientist he conducted all the original work that led to the discovery and development of the current generation of drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally he has made multiple contributions to our understanding of the neurobiology of schizophrenia. As a physician he has repeatedly been listed among the best doctors in America, and has led some of the most prestigious professional societies in his field. And as a medical executive he has led Mt. Sinai in what has been described as the most dramatic turnaround in academic medicine, and is now regularly called upon to advise and influence public policy in health care.
He has won virtually every major award in his area of research, published hundreds of scholarly papers, received tens of millions of dollars in NIH grants, and been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. His leadership skills have been recognized by Yale University his alma mater, who awarded him the George H. W. Bush Leadership Award in 2010.