This volume provides a theoretical framework for visionary leadership as well as specific management techniques to achieve success. The authors focus on maintaining a consistent set of behavioral characteristics for both the leader and the organization as a whole. The text is written in a conversational style using the authors' personal experiences and case studies to illustrate the principles and practices of successful leaders. When helpful, the large body of observational work on professional group dynamics is referenced. The text also provides ideal supplemental material for the many leadership programs offered by physician organizations and health care systems
Developed by an accomplished physician leader from one of the nation's finest hospital systems and an experienced professor of business, The Best Medicine: A Physician’s Guide to Effective Leadership is of great value to physicians of all levels who are interested in improving their understanding of leadership styles and tactics.
Chapter 1. Leadership as Personal Capital
Chapter 2. Phases of Physician Leadership
Chapter 3. Phase I: Team Player
Chapter 4. Phase II: Team Captain
Chapter 5. Phase III: Coach
Chapter 6. Phase IV: Team President
Chapter 7. Phase V: Sports Commissioner/League Founders
Chapter 8. A Leader’s Guide to the Phases
Dr. Bruce L. Gewertz is Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery
and Vice-President for Interventional Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System
in Los Angeles. He was recently appointed Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs. He
also holds the Harriet and Steven Nichols Endowed Chair in Surgery. From 1989-1992,
Dr. Gewertz served as the first Faculty Dean of Medical Education at the University
of Chicago, leading a revision of the undergraduate medical school curriculum
funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1992, he was named Dallas B.
Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery and served in this position
for 14 years. His recruitment of outstanding clinicians and surgical scientists
to Chicago during that era allowed the department to increase its basic and
clinical research funding more then three-fold. Since joining Cedars-Sinai in
June 2006, he has provided professional leadership and oversight for a large
surgical/interventional operation. A particular focus has been personnel and
facility upgrades for a multi-disciplinary effort in vascular interventions
incorporating vascular surgery, cardiology, neuro-endovascular and peripheral
interventions. Within the Department of Surgery, Dr Gewertz has coordinated
recruitments across the full spectrum of modern surgical care.
Dave C. Logan is Professor of Management and Organization at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.