Dr. Tony Slonim is listed among the nation’s most impactful names in healthcare, ranking alongside peers from the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more.
Modern Healthcare recognizes Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Renown Health as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in the nation. Dr. Slonim makes his debut on the prestigious list at number 37 out of the top 50.
This honor is once again putting Renown and Reno healthcare in the national spotlight.
A National Leader
Under Dr. Slonim’s leadership, Renown is nationally recognized for advancing life-saving clinical care through genetics, the adoption of health information technology and the commitment to continually improve health and healthcare. Dr. Slonim is always looking to the future, researching promising innovations and seeking out and hiring the finest in the industry, to build healthier communities and a stronger Nevada. Working in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, leaders, physicians and staff, he has developed several national best practices, and mentored other physicians and healthcare executives across the country to deliver safer and better care to patients and families.
Dr. Slonim serves on numerous boards in the community, in addition to serving as Chair of the American Hospital Association, Health Systems Council and serving as editor-in-chief of the American Association for Physician Leadership Journal, yet he still finds time to deliver TedX talks to share his passion with colleagues and the community on how to improve health care.
Reinventing Nevada’s Health and Healthcare
Renown Health has welcomed groundbreaking partnerships and strategic collaborations. Dr. Slonim’s contributions are best exemplified by his bold, innovative idea to empower people to improve their health by understanding their genetic risks and adopting healthy behaviors. His idea of a collaboration between Renown Health and world environmental sciences leader, the Desert Research Institute (DRI), called the Healthy Nevada Project, is a first-of-its-kind population health study. Under his leadership, the research team is examining genetic, clinical, environmental and socioeconomic data to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and related effects on the health of Nevadans. This is important because, despite leading the country in growth and innovation, Nevada ranks 47th in the nation in terms of health.
The pilot phase of the Healthy Nevada Project launched in Sept. 2016, enrolling 10,000 Nevadans in just 48 hours, and within 60 working days, each participant donated a DNA sample for genotyping. The pilot phase concluded early this year, and in March, former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the study’s expansion, opening enrollment to an additional 40,000 participants.
Dr. Slonim is using this platform to model public health risks ranging from disease and illness to the effects of environmental factors, such as air quality. As one example, he is working to understand how environmental factors can help predict who may be at risk, allow for quicker diagnoses, and encourage the development of more precise treatments.