California University of Science and Medicine Founder Recognized Among the 500 Most Influential Leaders in Los Angeles

(Colton, CALIF – July 20, 2022)Dr. Prem Reddy, Founder and Chair of the Board of California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), has once again been named among the LA500 by the Los Angeles Business Journal, an annual list of the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles who demonstrate “driving innovation, creativity, community and industry.” This year marks the third year in a row that Dr. Reddy has received the prized recognition.

The LA500 showcases the 500 most powerful executives, trendsetters and thought leaders who drive innovation and economic growth in Southern California.

Dr. Reddy, a cardiologist, founded Prime Healthcare in 2001 with a mission to save hospitals to serve communities, and Prime has grown to 45 hospitals in 14 states with more than 50,000 employees and physicians. With a career of distinguished service, Dr. Reddy has been continuously recognized nationally and globally for his visionary leadership and philanthropic endeavors. A physician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Reddy’s life work has been to not only save and transform community hospitals, but to give back directly to communities, gifting hundreds of millions of dollars locally and globally.

1n 2018, Dr. Reddy’s legacy was extended to medical education with the founding of CUSM, one of the nation’s newest medical schools located in San Bernardino County, California. With a goal of promoting health equity and addressing the physician shortage in the area, CUSM advances the art and science of medicine through innovative medical education and research. The university includes a School of Medicine MD program and a master’s degree program with a mission to inspire, motivate and empower future physicians and leaders to serve underserved areas. CUSM celebrated its first graduation on May 21, 2022 as the inaugural class of 62 students received their medical degree.

Additionally, Dr. Reddy and his family founded the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation that has donated millions to charities supporting healthcare and education, including universities and college scholarships; national charities such as Boys and Girls Club; medical equipment for poverty-stricken regions around the world; mental health care; and free community clinics.

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California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) is dedicated to advancing the art and science of medicine through medical education, research, and compassionate healthcare delivery in an inclusive environment that inspires, motivates and empowers students to become excellent and caring physicians, scientists, and leaders. CUSM is a not-for-profit health sciences university established in 2015, led by a dynamic group of MD/PhD faculty members. CUSM offers a Master in Biomedical Sciences degree program and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program to prepare its diverse student body for careers in healthcare, public service, teaching and research. Learn more at

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