Rishi Sikka, MD
Dr. Rishi Sikka was appointed to the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors in April, 2016. As Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Advocate Health Care, Dr. Sikka has system-level responsibility for clinical operations – including pharmacy, critical care, quality, safety, clinical effectiveness, risk management, medical claims, insurance, workers compensation and business intelligence/”big data.” He also serves on the board of Advocate Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network with 4,000 physicians serving over 600,000 patients.
He continues to practice emergency medicine and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Medicine. He is co-author of the book, “Leading Healthcare Transformation: A Primer for Clinical Leaders,” and has also written for the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.
Dr. Sikka received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sikka is the recipient of the 2014 Top 100 under 50 Diverse Leaders, the 2013 Chicago Health Executives Community Leadership Award and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Top 40 under 40 in 2011.