Leadership 2019 Instructors

Meet the 2019 Leadership Academy’s esteemed faculty members and learn about their diverse backgrounds:

Brian Harte, MD, MHM

Brian Harte, MD, MHM

Brian Harte, MD, MHM, is president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, which includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, an employed physician practice group, and other resources including visiting nurse services; and Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region, which includes more than a dozen Cleveland Clinic healthcare facilities. He joined Akron General in September 2016 and previously served as president of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Prior to Hillcrest, Dr. Harte was president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital.

Dr. Harte is a practicing hospitalist and the former chairman of the Department of Hospital Medicine and the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and was in private practice for five years prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2004. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM

Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM

Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University. He holds multiple titles within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Section Chief of Hospital Medicine for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Deputy Director of Hospital Operations for the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer of Operations at Johns Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Howell received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. After finishing residency training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, he completed one year as Chief Resident. Dr. Howell joined the Johns Hopkins Bayview hospitalist program in 2000 and began the Howard County General Hospital hospitalist program in 2010. He oversees the management of more than 200 physicians and clinical staff providing patient care in three hospitals. His work in the areas of conflict management and hospital systems, including care transitions and patient flow initiatives, has earned him national recognition.

Dr. Howell has been recognized for his educational and clinical contributions with awards from multiple institutions, including the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) award for “Excellence in Teaching,” the American College of Physicians Maryland Chapter’s “Hospitalist Physician Achievement Award,” Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s “Physician Leadership Award” and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s “Professor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.”

Dr. Howell has been and remains an active member of SHM. He is a past President of SHM (2013), the course director for the SHM Leadership Academies and most recently appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of SHM.

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Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM

Chief Quality Officer

UCHealth

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM is the Chief Quality Officer for UCHealth and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority (UCHA), the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs—Quality and Safety Education and a Professor of Medicine with Tenure at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He recently served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, and also as the Director of the Hospital Medicine Group at the University of Colorado. He directs the University of Colorado’s Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency. This pioneering program is charged with enhancing the quality and safety of the care provided at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Glasheen was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency training, including a chief residency year, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. As the director of the University of Colorado Hospital Medicine Group from 2003-2015, he oversaw the growth of the program from 2 to 70+ members. He also served as an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and developed the residency’s Hospitalist Training Program, which has offered comprehensive hospitalist training to internal medicine residents since 2004.

Dr. Glasheen is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Board of Directors and past chair of the SHM Academic and Annual Meeting Committees. He is the chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee charged with overseeing the Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine board certification for hospitalists. He was the course director for the 2010 Academic Hospitalist Leadership Summit and is the director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual four-day meeting aimed at developing early academic hospitalists’ career skills. He served as the Assistant Course Director for the SHM Annual Meeting in 2011 and the Course Director for the 2012 Meeting in San Diego. He is a past winner of the SHM Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Outstanding Clinical Science Teacher Award. He is the former editor of The Hospitalist newsmagazine and former Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM

Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM

Chief Executive Officer

Society of Hospital Medicine

Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the fastest growing medical professional association, now with more than 15,000 members. Dr. Wellikson has held this position since January 2000. Dr. Wellikson is Board-certified in internal medicine. Prior to assuming his current position with SHM, Dr. Wellikson was the Founder and Senior Manager of an integrated medical group, independent practice association, and management services organization in Southern California that managed the health care of 130,000 captivated lives, a total of 300,000 patients, and contracted with 570 physicians and 20 health maintenance organizations. Dr. Wellikson was also a founder and senior partner in MedQuest Partners, LLC, a national consulting practice specializing in physician group, hospital, and/or insurance company relationships.

Dr. Wellikson has served as a Trustee of the American Society of Internal Medicine and a Regent of the American College of Physicians. He is on the faculty at the University of California at Irvine Medical School. Dr. Wellikson has been a featured speaker on the topics of hospitalists and the emerging specialty of hospital medicine, the hospital of the future, and the role of teams of health professionals. He has helped hospitals, physicians, medical groups and national organizations understand the current medical environment and fashion strategies unique to their industries to succeed in the future.

Luanne Thorndyke, MD

Luanne Thorndyke, MD

Luanne Thorndyke leads the Office of Faculty Affairs, and oversees all matters related to faculty, including faculty development; academic affairs (appointment, promotion & tenure, governance); leadership development, and gender and equity issues. She is a board-certified internist and geriatrician, with a special interest in women’s health, and has clinical experience as a medical entrepreneur, medical director, and physician executive in public, private, and academic health system settings.

Thorndyke is a graduate of Duke University, the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She joined Penn State College of Medicine, serving as Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education and later Associate Dean for Professional Development before transitioning to UMass. Scholarly interests include professional and leadership development, mentoring, advancement of women, and faculty well-being, resilience, and vitality. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on these topics and is a highly sought-after speaker. She chaired the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (2012-13), led the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the organization, and created a new member mentoring program. She is part of the teaching faculty for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Thorndyke has received multiple awards for her work, including the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, Individual Leadership Award from the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science, Outstanding Mentor Award from the UMMS Women’s Faculty Committee, AAMC Carol J. Bland Phronesis Award from the GFA, and the Women’s Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Nancy Spector, MD

Nancy Spector, MD

Dr. Nancy Spector is a Professor of Pediatrics and serves in dual roles at the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM): as Executive Director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program, a part-time year long, national leadership fellowship program for women in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy, and as Associate Dean of Faculty Development. Known for her leadership abilities. and her facilitation skills, Dr. Spector is sought after as a speaker and a visiting professor. Her contributions to graduate medical education and academic medicine are in leadership skills development, professional development, gender equity, mentoring and sponsorship, and curriculum development and implementation.

Dr. Spector has received numerous awards for teaching, mentoring and innovation, including the Robert S. Holm Award for her extraordinary contribution in pediatric program director leadership and mentorship from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award from Drexel University College of Medicine, the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, and the John M Eisenberg Award from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission for the I-PASS Handoff Program. In the past year she has been invited to join a number of leadership efforts at organizations including the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Women Leaders in Global Health conferences.

In addition to her roles at DUCOM, she has been the educational leader of the I-PASS Handoff Study Group, and serves as the Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council, and is a co-founder of the I-PASS Safety Institute.

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM

Chief Medical Officer

LifePoint Health

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM, is the Chief Medical Officer for LifePoint Health, a system of 60 hospitals in 20 states serving non-urban communities. Formerly, Dr. Holman served for eight years in executive roles with Cogent Healthcare and for 10 years in leadership positions for HealthPartners, an integrated health system based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
During his career, Dr. Holman founded one of the earliest hospitalist programs, created one of the nation’s first postgraduate fellowship programs in hospital medicine, served as an internal medicine residency program director, and has co-authored and co-edited the reference textbook Comprehensive Hospital Medicine. Dr. Holman graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. His pioneering work in hospital medicine has rendered nationally recognized standards in the areas of quality improvement, care model innovations, medical education and physician leadership.

Dr. Holman is a former board member and past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). During his presidency, Dr. Holman was invited to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on value-based purchasing, and also appeared with Don Berwick at the IHI Annual Forum to announce the “5 Million Lives” Campaign. He founded the SHM Leadership Committee, served as the course director of the SHM Physician Leadership Academies, and is founder of the SHM Certificate of Leadership Program. He chaired the 2005 SHM Annual Meeting and has been a frequent speaker at national and regional meetings. He received the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine in 2002 in recognition for his contributions to the field, and in 2011 was inducted as a Master in Hospital Medicine.

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Director, Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Center for Health Leadership, Harvard

School of Public Health; Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership

Dr. Marcus is founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Marcus’ research, scholarship and applied practice examine the advancement of health care and public health negotiation, conflict resolution and leader development.

Dr. Marcus is lead author of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995 and in its Second Edition, 2011). The book was selected as co-recipient of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution 1995 “Book Prize Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.” It also won the Book of the Year award from the Journal of the American Nursing Association. Lenny is co-author of Mediating Bioethical Disputes: A Practical Guide (New York: United Hospital Fund, 1994).

Dr. Marcus is also lead author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most (New York: PublicAffairs Press, June 2019). Shortly after 9/11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Lenny and the Kennedy School’s David Gergen to establish the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard University. The purpose: to study critical homeland security and emergency management leadership challenges facing the country and then to develop leadership strategies, analysis and methodologies to meet new contingencies. Dr. Marcus and his co-authors are given rare access to senior national leaders during crucible times of emergency: Hurricane Katrina, Deep Water Horizon, Boston Marathon bombings, H1N1, Ebola, Hurricane Sandy and others. The book presents findings of that research along with original and innovative problem solving strategies – including Meta-Leadership, Swarm Leadership and the Walk in the Woods – adopted by government, corporate and non-profit leaders around the world.

Over his nearly twenty five years at Harvard, Dr. Marcus’s work has also focused on the implications of conflict in health settings, the uses of mediation for resolving health related disputes, as well as on the role health care leadership, negotiation and conflict resolution can play in resolving larger social conflict. He has mediated, consulted, and trained nationally and internationally, including a number of projects to facilitate the consolidation and merger of health system networks. An enthusiastic teacher, speaker and story teller, he is recipient of the 2017 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Excellence in Teaching Award for Executive and Continuing Professional Education.”

Lenny’s work has been extensively applied to complex organizational transformation, stakeholder negotiation and conflict resolution. His breadth of analysis and capacity to translate complex problems into workable solutions has allowed him to engage a wide range of leaders and constituencies. Among his many post-9/11 activities, he has lectured on crisis leadership for senior leaders at the White House during the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.

Dr. Marcus received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the Heller School at Brandeis University, studying policy and organizations.

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Luanne Thorndyke, MD

Luanne Thorndyke, MD

Luanne Thorndyke leads the Office of Faculty Affairs, and oversees all matters related to faculty, including faculty development; academic affairs (appointment, promotion & tenure, governance); leadership development, and gender and equity issues. She is a board-certified internist and geriatrician, with a special interest in women’s health, and has clinical experience as a medical entrepreneur, medical director, and physician executive in public, private, and academic health system settings.

Thorndyke is a graduate of Duke University, the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She joined Penn State College of Medicine, serving as Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education and later Associate Dean for Professional Development before transitioning to UMass. Scholarly interests include professional and leadership development, mentoring, advancement of women, and faculty well-being, resilience, and vitality. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on these topics and is a highly sought-after speaker. She chaired the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (2012-13), led the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the organization, and created a new member mentoring program. She is part of the teaching faculty for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

Thorndyke has received multiple awards for her work, including the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, Individual Leadership Award from the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science, Outstanding Mentor Award from the UMMS Women’s Faculty Committee, AAMC Carol J. Bland Phronesis Award from the GFA, and the Women’s Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Mike Guthrie, MD, MBA

Mike Guthrie, MD, MBA

Executive-in-Residence And Adjunct Professor

University of Colorado, School of Business, Program in Health Administration Management Education and Executive Coaching

Dr. Mike Guthrie is Executive-in-Residence at the University of Colorado- Denver campus in the School of Business, Program in Health Administration. He is also an executive coach, focused exclusively on supporting physician executive performance improvement.

He leads learning collaboratives on healthcare issues for health care executive teams, boards of trustees, and physician leader groups in organizations of various types. He is well known as a thought leader regarding physician engagement and physician relationship strategy for hospitals and health systems.

Mike has special experience in the area of physician leadership development; helping physicians, hospital and health systems work effectively together to improve quality, safety, and cost. He is also a strategic business advisor to several healthcare companies.

Mike has been a practicing physician, a medical director, a chief operating officer, a health system CEO, and a senior executive for a large national healthcare alliance.

Dr. Guthrie graduated from Amherst College and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He took his internship in medicine at Denver General Hospital and his residency in consultation psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the School of Business at the University of Colorado. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and was in private practice prior to becoming a physician executive in 1979. He is a past President of the American Academy of Medical Directors and past President of the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Guthrie is a frequent speaker for health systems and national organizations on topics including physician leadership, physician organizations, team management, and healthcare strategy. He works frequently with the American College of Physician Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Health Management Academy, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and Sg2, as well as selected health system clients. He has served on the editorial advisory board for several national healthcare journals and has published over 50 articles on healthcare management and physician leadership topics. He serves on the executive advisory boards for companies that service the healthcare industry sector in information technology, business services, and customer support.

More information is available at www.mikeguthriemd.com.

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Nancy Spector, MD

Nancy Spector, MD

Dr. Nancy Spector is a Professor of Pediatrics and serves in dual roles at the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM): as Executive Director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program, a part-time year long, national leadership fellowship program for women in academic medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy, and as Associate Dean of Faculty Development. Known for her leadership abilities. and her facilitation skills, Dr. Spector is sought after as a speaker and a visiting professor. Her contributions to graduate medical education and academic medicine are in leadership skills development, professional development, gender equity, mentoring and sponsorship, and curriculum development and implementation.

Dr. Spector has received numerous awards for teaching, mentoring and innovation, including the Robert S. Holm Award for her extraordinary contribution in pediatric program director leadership and mentorship from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Elias Abrutyn Mentoring Award from Drexel University College of Medicine, the Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, and the John M Eisenberg Award from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission for the I-PASS Handoff Program. In the past year she has been invited to join a number of leadership efforts at organizations including the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Women Leaders in Global Health conferences.

In addition to her roles at DUCOM, she has been the educational leader of the I-PASS Handoff Study Group, and serves as the Chair of the I-PASS Executive Council, and is a co-founder of the I-PASS Safety Institute.

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM

Chief Medical Officer

LifePoint Health

Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM, is the Chief Medical Officer for LifePoint Health, a system of 60 hospitals in 20 states serving non-urban communities. Formerly, Dr. Holman served for eight years in executive roles with Cogent Healthcare and for 10 years in leadership positions for HealthPartners, an integrated health system based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
During his career, Dr. Holman founded one of the earliest hospitalist programs, created one of the nation’s first postgraduate fellowship programs in hospital medicine, served as an internal medicine residency program director, and has co-authored and co-edited the reference textbook Comprehensive Hospital Medicine. Dr. Holman graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota. His pioneering work in hospital medicine has rendered nationally recognized standards in the areas of quality improvement, care model innovations, medical education and physician leadership.

Dr. Holman is a former board member and past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). During his presidency, Dr. Holman was invited to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on value-based purchasing, and also appeared with Don Berwick at the IHI Annual Forum to announce the “5 Million Lives” Campaign. He founded the SHM Leadership Committee, served as the course director of the SHM Physician Leadership Academies, and is founder of the SHM Certificate of Leadership Program. He chaired the 2005 SHM Annual Meeting and has been a frequent speaker at national and regional meetings. He received the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine in 2002 in recognition for his contributions to the field, and in 2011 was inducted as a Master in Hospital Medicine.

Amit Prachand, M.Eng

Amit Prachand, M.Eng

Assistant Vice President, Information and Analytics Office of Administration and Planning

Northwestern University

Amit is the Assistant Vice President, Information and Analytics at Northwestern University. Amit leads Institutional Research efforts within the Office of Administration and Planning to collect, integrate, and analyze institutional and external data to support strategic decision-making, planning, and policy development. Before joining the office, he was the Managing Director, Planning and Administration, at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and helped develop infrastructure to advance the school’s thought leadership initiatives and to measure progress against the school’s strategic plan. Additionally, Amit is a faculty instructor for the Master of Science in Higher Education program within Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy. He has been working for Northwestern University for over 5 years. Amit has previously held roles in the healthcare sector at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranging from process improvement leader to administrator for the Division of Hospital Medicine and in the manufacturing sector while leading continuous improvement activities at Saturn Corporation and RR Donnelley. Amit received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Master of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

Flora Kisuule, MD, MPH, SFHM

Flora Kisuule, MD, MPH, SFHM

Assistant Professor

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Flora Kisuule is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine in 2001 from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Public Health in 2006 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kisuule was trained in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Following residency, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in July, 2004 and now serves as the Division’s Associate Director. She also serves as the vice chair for clinical operations for the department of medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview medical Center. Dr. Kisuule’s research interest and expertise are in Quality Improvement, Practice Management, and Program Building and she has published several publications in these areas. Dr. Kisuule co¬‐developed a hospitalist fellowship program for Johns Hopkins University which she now directs. She also developed a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant hospitalist fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Regionally, Dr. Kisuule has served as the Vice president of the Baltimore chapter of the division of hospital medicine and has been recognized by the regional chapter as the hospitalist of the year. Nationally she has served on several committees of the Society of Hospital Medicine, facilitated at multiple SHM leadership courses, and consulted on hospitalist programs around the country. Internationally, Dr. Kisuule has developed and mentored hospitalist programs in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Central America. She is currently developing a training program in hospital medicine in Panama. Dr. Kisuule has a wealth of knowledge in hospital operations and clinical planning and is a senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine. At the Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting in 2018, Dr. Kisuule was recognized for her contributions to the field by receiving the award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine.

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, MHM, FACP

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, MHM, FACP

Professor of Medicine

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, is a Professor of Medicine with Tenure, and the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He is also Associate-Chairman of Medicine, the Chief of the Charity Medical Service and the Director of the Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has also served as the course director for the Clinical Diagnosis, Biostatistics, Advanced Internal Medicine, and Medical Education courses.

Dr. Wiese attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.

Dr. Wiese has devoted much of his career to teaching and educational research, logging over 23,000 hours of teaching time, and winning over 50 teaching awards. Although he stopped accepting teaching awards in 2008, his, most notable awards include: a six-time winner of Tulane’s Attending of the Year Award, Society of Hospital Medicine’ Education Award, ACGME’s Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the AAMC’s Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the ACP’s Walter J. McDonald Award, and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentorship Award.

Dr. Wiese has written over 100 articles, books, or book chapters and has made over 300 presentations to national and international audiences. He has mentored over 200 student and resident presentations at national meetings. He serves on the ABIM Council, and he is the Chair of the ABIM Internal Medicine Board. He has been a board member for the Society of Hospital Medicine, The ACP Board of Regents, The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and The Association of Subspecialty Professors. During his tenure as president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, he was instrumental in enacting the Academic Hospitalist Academy and the Quality and Safety Educators Academy. As the chair of the ABIM hospital medicine committee, he has been instrumental in developing the Focused-Practice Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification pathway.

Dr. Wiese was the pioneer in introducing hospital medicine to Charity Hospital in 2000, writing the multi-million dollar grant that continues to support hospitalists at Charity today. He has been actively involved in redesigning graduate medical education; his innovations such as the “academic half day curriculum” and the “4+1 residency model of training” have become widely adopted by residency programs across the US. He is the primary investigator for two HRSA grants, providing over three million dollars in support for improving transitions-of-care for vulnerable patient populations. Over the next ten years, Dr. Wiese will bring in over thirty-seven million dollars of additional support for Tulane’s GME infrastructure.

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Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Leonard J. Marcus, PhD

Director, Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Center for Health Leadership, Harvard

School of Public Health; Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government, Center for Public Leadership

Dr. Marcus is founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Marcus’ research, scholarship and applied practice examine the advancement of health care and public health negotiation, conflict resolution and leader development.

Dr. Marcus is lead author of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995 and in its Second Edition, 2011). The book was selected as co-recipient of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution 1995 “Book Prize Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.” It also won the Book of the Year award from the Journal of the American Nursing Association. Lenny is co-author of Mediating Bioethical Disputes: A Practical Guide (New York: United Hospital Fund, 1994).

Dr. Marcus is also lead author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most (New York: PublicAffairs Press, June 2019). Shortly after 9/11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Lenny and the Kennedy School’s David Gergen to establish the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard University. The purpose: to study critical homeland security and emergency management leadership challenges facing the country and then to develop leadership strategies, analysis and methodologies to meet new contingencies. Dr. Marcus and his co-authors are given rare access to senior national leaders during crucible times of emergency: Hurricane Katrina, Deep Water Horizon, Boston Marathon bombings, H1N1, Ebola, Hurricane Sandy and others. The book presents findings of that research along with original and innovative problem solving strategies – including Meta-Leadership, Swarm Leadership and the Walk in the Woods – adopted by government, corporate and non-profit leaders around the world.

Over his nearly twenty five years at Harvard, Dr. Marcus’s work has also focused on the implications of conflict in health settings, the uses of mediation for resolving health related disputes, as well as on the role health care leadership, negotiation and conflict resolution can play in resolving larger social conflict. He has mediated, consulted, and trained nationally and internationally, including a number of projects to facilitate the consolidation and merger of health system networks. An enthusiastic teacher, speaker and story teller, he is recipient of the 2017 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Excellence in Teaching Award for Executive and Continuing Professional Education.”

Lenny’s work has been extensively applied to complex organizational transformation, stakeholder negotiation and conflict resolution. His breadth of analysis and capacity to translate complex problems into workable solutions has allowed him to engage a wide range of leaders and constituencies. Among his many post-9/11 activities, he has lectured on crisis leadership for senior leaders at the White House during the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.

Dr. Marcus received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the Heller School at Brandeis University, studying policy and organizations.

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Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM

Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM

Chief Transformation & Learning Officer

UK HealthCare system

Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM serves as Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky and Director of the Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Williams graduated from Emory University School of Medicine as one of the original Woodruff Fellows and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in General Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the Woodruff Leadership Academy at Emory, the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard, and the Advance Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research.

Dr. Williams established the first hospitalist program for a public hospital in 1998 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and built three of the largest academic hospitalist programs in the U.S. at Emory (1998-2007) and Northwestern (2007-2013) Universities, and the University of Kentucky (2014 to present). A Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Master of Hospital Medicine and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, he actively promotes teamwork in delivery of health care to hospitalized patients.

He has been quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. Notably, he served as Principal Investigator for SHM’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions). Grant funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois and other foundations, supported dissemination of Project BOOST to nearly 200 hospitals across the U.S. In 2015, he became the principal investigator on Project ACHIEVE (Achieving Patient-Centered Care and Optimized Health In Care Transitions by Evaluating the Value of Evidence), funded with a $15.5 million award from PCORI. More recently, he led a team from UK that secured a $4.5 million award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for the Kentucky Consortium for Accountable Health Communities. With a history of more than $34 million in grants and contracts as principal or co-principal investigator and 150 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Williams’ research focuses on implementation science, learning health systems, care transitions, teamwork and the role of health literacy in the delivery of health care.

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