Jon Perlin, MD, PhD

President & CEO, The Joint Commission
Leadership Committee

Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD is President and CEO of The Joint Commission. Previously, as President, Clinical Operations and CMO, HCA Healthcare, Perlin led clinicians, data scientists and researchers in developing a learning health system model for improving care across 189 hospitals. His team’s work achieved national recognition for preventing elective pre-term deliveries, reducing maternal mortality, increasing sepsis survival, and developing public-private-academic partnerships for improving infection prevention and treating COVID. Before HCA, Dr. Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He led VA to national prominence for clinical performance. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, he has co-chaired initiatives on digital health, combatting opioids and climate change. He has served on numerous Boards and Commissions and holds faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as Clinical Professor of Health Policy and at Virginia Commonwealth University as Adjunct Professor of Health Administration.