Innovator & Leader

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA is a transformative physician leader shaping the future of healthcare with a uniquely entrepreneurial spirit and an infectious optimism.

As President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Dr. Klasko has made transformation a strategic imperative. Drawing on his multifaceted background, he is driving innovation across management, information technology, medical education and patient care, building on Jefferson’s rich history while positioning it for a successful tomorrow.

Prior to joining Jefferson, Dr. Klasko was CEO of USF Health and Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He also served as Dean of the College of Medicine at Drexel University and CEO of Drexel University Physicians and was founder and principal of the North Group, Inc., a consulting firm that engineered collaborations between physicians, administrators and industry.

Dr. Klasko is a board-certified and practicing OB-GYN. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Lehigh University and earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Healthcare Transformation, author of The Phantom Stethoscope: A Field Manual for an Optimistic Future in Medicine, and a sought-after speaker on the transformation of clinical practice, healthcare information technology and physician leadership.

He is married to Colleen Wyse, a Vice President for Visit Philadelphia, and has three children: Lynne, David and Jill.