Jefferson President Stephen Klasko was named 2nd in Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Dr. Klasko is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of health care and higher education. His 2018 book is titled, Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America – an account of how the USA was elected to the Intergalactic Council of Cool Health Systems by 2035. As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining health care and higher education. In 2019, he was invited to address the World Economic Forum in Davos to speak about the future of healthcare.