President since 2010 of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (No. 7); also a cardiologist, biomedical researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School
Who is your most important mentor?
Dr. Eugene Braunwald, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been a mentor to me since 1982, when I was an intern at BWH. His commitment, guidance, intelligence, and high standards have shaped and transformed my life in medicine.
What advice do you give new college grads?
Welcome change and uncertainty as opportunity. Do not be afraid to experiment. And, yes, failure will be your occasional teacher.