As the business of healthcare becomes increasingly tied to clinical outcomes, physicians must become effective, agile leaders who can navigate the changing terrain. Chicago Booth's Physician Leadership Program equips physicians with the essential leadership tools they need to manage multidisciplinary teams and implement financial, clinical, and operational decisions.
The Chicago Booth Physician Leadership Program is a premier physician-only program designed to elevate the evidence-based decision-making and leadership skills of physicians in administration roles seeking to accelerate sustainable, profitable growth for their healthcare organizations.
The program culminates in a unique, multi-faceted leadership challenge that simulates a real hospital business problem. The challenge will incorporate patient outcomes, finances, and personnel/leadership issues and the participants will incorporate relevant data to form hypotheses and justify action plans.
Chicago Booth, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL
This program is designed for physicians in administrative leadership positions in academic and/or private healthcare organizations who lead clinical divisions or report to a chair of their department. The program will also be useful for roles including new section chiefs, department chairs in hospitals, physicians in private practice taking on more oversight and leadership, and physicians aspiring toward healthcare leadership positions.
This program is an excellent fit for physicians who are in the leadership capacity to create healthy team environments, improve practice efficiencies, and reduce physician burn-out.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Gewertz served on the faculty at the University of Chicago (1981-2006). There he enjoyed a regional and national referral practice in vascular surgery and established a basic science laboratory focused on cellular mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion injury, which was funded, by the NIH and American Heart Association. For the last 14 years of his tenure at the University of Chicago, he served as the Dallas Phemister Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery.
joining Cedars-Sinai Health System in 2006, he has focused on ensuring that hospital operations support the institution’s academic mission. In his position as Vice-president for Interventional Services, he has provided professional leadership and oversight for our surgical and interventional operation which encompasses a large number of clinical venues and departments. The Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai has added to its academic stature by targeted recruitments across all specialties more than doubling clinical revenues while expanding the clinical faculty by 50%. Five surgical clinical programs are now ranked in the top 16 in US NEWS and World Report including the #2 programs in GI surgery and the # 3 programs in heart surgery and orthopedics. Annual expenditures from federal grants have increased from $250,000 per year in 2006 to a projected $13.8M (direct and indirect) this year. This places Cedars-Sinai in the top 15 surgery departments in the country in NIH funding and contributes the largest fraction of our $17.3M of total research funding.
In his role as Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Gewertz has been focused on enhancing interdepartmental and institute relations to further clinical and research achievements. He has been particularly interested in supporting academic recruiting and restructuring successful academic units into new departments such as orthopedics and cardiac surgery. More recently he has shifted to outreach to our new health system partners, assessing needs and building productive relationships.
Dr. Gewertz has established a new direction in his personal research and now focuses on the role of human factors in clinical performance and the importance of emotional intelligence in personal and professional development. The basic approach has been developing objective measures of efficiency and safety in diverse situations such as the emergent care of traumatic injuries and other surgical scenarios. These efforts have resulted in more than 250 publications, significant grant funding (exceeding $4M) as well as prestigious speaking engagements indicating broad national recognition. His more than 175 external talks have included more than 30 named lectureships. Along with David Logan, he authored a bestselling book on physician leadership (The Best Medicine: A Physicians Guide to Effective Leadership, Springer, New York, NY, 2015).
In the clinical arena, he is nationally and internationally known for his personal experience in the treatment of carotid artery disease and mesenteric ischemic syndromes. His large clinical practice has led to authorship of two popular textbooks (Atlas of Vascular Surgery, published by Elsivier with now 2 editions in 7 different languages and Surgery of the Aorta and its Branches, published by Saunders).
The Chicago Booth Physician Leadership Program offers a unique approach to learning consisting of several sessions and a leadership challenge that ties learnings together into one immersive experience.
Measuring and Managing Outcomes and Costs
Evaluating Value-Based Incentives and Initiatives
Understanding Dynamics of Physician Leadership
Dealing With Complex Physician Relationships and Performance Evaluation
Participants will be presented with a multi-faceted leadership challenge that simulates a real hospital business problem. The leadership challenge will incorporate patient outcomes, finances, and personnel/leadership issues, and participants will incorporate relevant data to form hypotheses and justify action plans.
This program requires an application to enroll. To apply for the program, candidates must submit:
1. A completed application
2. A resume or CV
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. During the review process, a member of the admissions committee may contact you or your executive sponsor to discuss your application.
To learn more about the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 312.464.8732.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please check back for spring 2021 program dates.