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Physician-Parents Advice for Leaders of Physician-Parents Deborah Kwolek, MD; Sneha Shrivastava, MD; Elisha L. Brownfield, MD Dr. Kwolek ( DKWOLEK@mgh.harvard.edu ) is an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shrivastava ( SShrivastava1@northwell.edu ; @snehashrivi ) is a general internal medicine fellow at Northwell Health. Dr. Brownfield ( brownfe@musc.edu ; @elishabrownfie1 ) is an associate professor of medicine at the Medical University ...
View from the Hess Institute Courageous Leadership and the Dare to Lead™ Program Julie McDonald, PhD; Lisa Graham, PhD Dr. McDonald ( julie@mcdonaldgraham.com ) is a clinical psychologist and Dr. Graham ( lisa@mcdonaldgraham.com ) is an organizational psychologist. Together, they help professionals flourish at work and in life by applying solid psychological principles—tested through research and grounded in practice—to individual, group, and organizational issues. Their consulting company, ...
Review of the Literature Crisis Leadership: Reflection and Harvard Business Review Resources Maureen Lyons, MD Dr. Maureen Lyons ( lyonsm@wustl.edu ) is an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and an editor of the ACLGIM Leadership Forum. In these trying and unprecedented times, what is needed from leaders looks very different. Harvard Business Review has, as usual, timely and concise articles that highlight practical and useful strategies. ...
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Words of Wisdom Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion That Matter Vanessa Grubbs, MD Dr. Grubbs ( drvanessa@thenephrologist.com , @thenephrologist ) is author of Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor’s Search for the Perfect Match. My pending exodus from academic medicine after 15 years is prompted by my belief that the institutional and systemic racism so obvious to me would never be fully acknowledged, much less addressed. This belief was formed after several experiences that left ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors David Margolius, MD; Maureen Lyons, MD; Elisha L. Brownfield, MD Where were you when you first realized that COVID-19 was changing the world? Was it the first emergency meeting you were invited to? Or was it when your first in-person meeting was cancelled? In this issue, we write with so much uncertainty as we go to press in May 2020. At first, we were hesitant to even put out an issue—given so much happening so fast, could what we write in March and ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors David Margolius, MD; Maureen Lyons, MD; Elisha L. Brownfield, MD As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in waves of terror and uncertainty, leaders in academic medicine are faced with a crisis that predates the emergence of the novel coronavirus: institutional racism. How do leaders overcome our own complicity in healthcare systems that create worse health outcomes for men and women who are Black compared to those who are not Black? What are the specific actions ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Maureen Lyons, MD; David Margolius, MD; Lauren Block, MD The year 2020 was one of upheaval, heartbreak, change, adaptation, perseverance, and, finally, hope. With all its challenges, such drastic change allows—requires—rapid learning. In this issue of the Leadership Forum , going to press in February 2021, we pause to share lessons and strategies from our colleagues. Dr. Michele Fang and colleagues share leadership lessons learned in advancing the LEAD program ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Maureen Lyons, MD; David Margolius, MD; Lauren Block, MD As this issue goes to press, the Annual SGIM Meeting is fully underway with a packed schedule of diverse and interesting topics. A fully virtual experience, the conference offers a blend of large group sessions with live Q&A, prerecorded sessions with the unique opportunity to return and view at a later time, and posters that can be perused at your leisure with a live Q&A at designated poster ...
LEAD From the LEAD Faculty: Leadership—Adapting to the Times Michele Fang, MD; Rita S. Lee, MD; April S. Fitzgerald, MD, MEHP Dr. Fang ( Michele.Fang@pennmedicine.upenn.edu ) is associate professor of medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee ( Rita.Lee@cuanschutz.edu ) is professor of medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Fitzgerald ( afitzg10@jhmi.edu ) is assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins ...
Perspectives on Leadership Health Policy Leadership: How to Take the First Step into Advocacy Erika Miller, JD Ms. Miller ( emiller@dc-crd.com ) is senior vice president and counsel at CRD Associates and has worked with the Society of General Internal Medicine for more than a decade. By Washington’s standards, 2020 has been an eventful year. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Congress into action, quickly passing three comprehensive relief packages before Republicans and Democrats took vastly ...
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Perspective on Leadership “Junior Visiting Scholars”—A High-Impact and Low-Cost Approach to Promote Talent Carlos Estrada, MS, MD Dr. Estrada (Carlos.Estrada@va.gov, @EstradaElJefe) is professor of medicine and chief of general internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at the Birmingham VAMC, Birmingham, AL. The Visiting Professor is a well-established tradition in academic medical centers. Visiting Professors present at grand rounds, attend morning reports, ...
Leadership Lessons Leadership Lessons from Unprecedented Challenges Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR Dr. Scheurer ( scheured@musc.edu ) is a hospitalist and chief quality officer at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health System in Charleston, SC. She has served as the executive lead for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and vaccination efforts for the health system. No one would argue that 2020 was a difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic brought forth unprecedented global morbidity ...
Words of Wisdom Leading the Charge to Impact Social Determinants of Health Anna Volerman, MD Dr. Volerman ( avolerman@uchicago.edu ) is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Social determinants of health (SDOH) directly impact health. Yet, the role of doctors in addressing social needs has traditionally been vague. Each internist is in a position to impact social determinants of health and leaders must support and elevate these efforts. The Society ...
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Leaders in Action Perspectives from Emerging Leaders during the COVID-19 Pandemic Karla Williams, MD; Anne Cioletti, MD, FACP; NiJuanna Irby-Johnson, MD Dr. Williams ( kewilliams@uabmc.edu ) is the director of diversity and inclusion of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Cioletti ( anne.cioletti@austin.utexas.edu ) is an associate program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Irby-Johnson ...
LEAHP Perspectives of a Leadership in Health Policy Career Development Program (LEAHP) Participant Jennifer Bracey, MD Dr. Bracey ( bracey@musc.edu ) is an assistant professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Leadership development, collaboration, and health policy—these are the top three benefits of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) Leadership in Health Policy career development program (LEAHP). I can’t recommend this program to enough of my colleagues ...
President’s Corner Daniel Hunt, MD Dr. Hunt (Dan.hunt@emory.edu) is professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He attends on the inpatient services at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital and is the director of the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. It is with gratitude to the members and a sense of great responsibility to the organization that I now serve as president of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal ...
President’s Corner  Anuradha Paranjape, MD, MPH, FACP Dr. Paranjape ( anuradha.paranjape@tuhs.temple.edu ) is professor of medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and ACLGIM President December 14, 2020. A date to remember. That was the day the first non-trial COVID-19 vaccine was administered. That was also the day that the electoral college certified the 2020 election, signaling the next step towards a Biden-Harris administration. ...
From the Editors Reflections as an ACLGIM Leadership Forum Editor Elisha Brownfield, MD Dr. Brownfield (brownfe@musc.edu) is an associate professor of internal medicine and the director of strategic leadership development at the Medical University of South Carolina. With this issue, she completes her editorial term with the Leadership Forum. This time last year, I was navigating my final issue as editor in chief of the Leadership Forum having no idea that 2020 would bring the greatest ...
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Perspectives on Leadership Seven Steps to Save Your Workplace Culture in the Wake of the Murder of George Floyd and the Civil Unrest in America Anton J. Gunn, MSW, CDM, CSP Mr. Gunn ( gunn@musc.edu ) is the chief diversity officer and executive director of community health innovation for MUSC Health, best-selling author, former member of the SC Legislature, and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Your Black employees are not okay. They have not been okay for years. The killing of ...
SGIM Workshop Doctors in Politics: Demystifying the Process of Running for and Serving in Elected Office for Physicians Hannah Lichtsinn, MD, FAAP; Sire Sow, MD, MS; Nancy Connolly, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Jaeger, MD, FACP Dr. Lichtsinn ( shact003@umn.edu ) is an internal medicine physician at Hennepin Healthcare and assistant professor of medicine at University of Minnesota. Dr. Sow ( sire.sow@mountsinai.org ) is an assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Connolly ...
SGIM Workshop Empathy in Medicine: The New Normal  Maura Minsky; Colleen C. Gillespie, PhD; Jennifer G. Adams, MD Ms. Minsky ( maura.minsky@nyulangone.org ) is the director of The Empathy Project at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Dr. Gillespie ( colleen.gillespie@nyulangone.org ) is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the director of the Division of Education Quality; Dr. Adams ( jennifer.adams@nyulangone.org ) is an associate professor ...
SGIM Workshop Promoting Talent in 2021: Beyond Mentoring, Consider Sponsoring Starr Steinhilber, MD, MPH, FACP; Deepa Bhatnagar, MD; Winter Williams, MD, FACP Dr. Steinhilber ( ssteinhilber@uabmc.edu ) is an assistant professor of medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Bhatnagar ( dbhatnag@tulane.edu ) is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Williams ( wlwilliams@uabmc.edu ) ...
Words of Wisdom The Value of Social Media for Academic Medicine Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP Dr. Centor ( rcentor@uabmc.edu ; twitter @medrants ) is chair-emeritus, ACP Board of Regents, and professor-emeritus, General Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama. So cial media definition: websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. Examples of social media include Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, LinkedIn, and Twitter. ...