Have you noticed many health leaders have a strong foundation in general internal medicine?
Why GIM? Our core themes cover many essentials: the study of clinical epidemiology, direct patient care, issues in health policy, medical informatics, population science, methods and applications in Health Services Research, all critical building blocks for discerning leaders.
“Generalists are prepared to integrate research discoveries with health system innovations and generalists are primed to deliver equitable, ethical, value-based and evidence based care.” – L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, Division Chief, Duke General Internal Medicine
Many of our members right now are honing their leadership skills within their clinics, within their research teams, and as respected educators of residents and medical students. Beyond Duke they have taken on responsibilities in our professional medical societies, some with positions as journal editors, a few as entrepreneurs translating science to mainstream, and many as partners for research in the community, the nation and around the world.
Here is a sampling of notables from Duke GIM, tapped by Duke and elsewhere. Let us know if we’ve missed others. #ProudtobeDukeGIM
|L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH||DGIM Chief, Vice Dean for Translational Sciences|
|Jack Feussner, MD, MPH||
Chair, DOM, MUSC
Former Duke Chief GIM
|Kenneth Goldberg, MD||Chief of Staff, Durham VA|
|Sheri Keitz, MD, PhD||Chief, GIM, U Mass|
|Michael Merson, MD||Founding Director of the Duke Global Health Institute|
|Eugene Oddone, MD, MHS||Former vice dean for research DUSOM, and former Duke Chief GIM|
|Tom Owens, MD||President of Duke University Hospital|
|John Paat, MD||Associate CMO for the faculty practice plan (PDC, PLLC)|
|Eric Poon, MD, MPH||Duke Chief Health Information Officer|
|Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA||Multiple Duke director roles: health sector management program for Fuqua School of Business and founding director of the Duke MMCi|
|David Simel, MD||
Chief, Medical Service at the Durham VA, Vice Chair VA Affairs DOM; Editor for JAMA Rational Clinical Exam
|Laura Svetkey, MD||Vice Chair DoM, Faculty Development and Diversity. Though a member of Nephrology, Dr. Svetkey’s training includes a GIM fellowship|
|James Tulsky, MD||Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.|
Duke offers these exceptional training opportunities:
- LEADER, Leadership Development for Researchers - 2017 GIM workshop attendee: Virginia Wang
- ALICE, a year-long program for mid-career women faculty in the School of Medicine: 2017 GIM graduates: Lori Orlando, Karen Steinhauser, Daniella Zipkin
Offerings beyond Duke:
- SGIM - Leadership in health policy and ACLGIM LEAD program
- ELAM, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
From considerable literature about physician leadership, here’s extra reading about physicians in hospital administration:
This ref mentioned in a recent tweet by Dr. Matt Sparks @Nephro_Sparks: “Now That I Am a Hospital Executive” by Cam Patterson. Circulation. 2016.
Referenced in the same paper: “Physician-leaders and hospital performance: is there an association?” Soc Sci Med. 2011.
Post submitted by Martha Adams, MD, MA, DGIM Professor Emerita, former vice chair for clinical affairs, Department of Medicine