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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 ...
Vaccine Conversations with Parents about Childhood COVID-19 Vaccines “Are Your Kids Vaccinated?”: The Role of the Internist in Counseling Parents about Pediatric Vaccination Mariecel Pilapil, MD, MPH; Pearl Subramanian, BA; Sophia Jan, MD, MSHP Dr. Pilapil ( mpilapil@northwell.edu ) is associate professor of medicine and associate professor of pediatrics at Northwell Health. Ms. Subramanian ( psubramanian1@pride.hofstra.edu ) is a medical student at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. ...
Clinical Innovations Buprenorphine Telehealth Advocacy: Telephone-Only Treatment Essential to Addressing Disparities Leslie Suen, MD, MAS; Koushik Kasanagottu, MD Dr. Suen ( leslie.suen@ucsf.edu ) is a National Clinician Scholars Program fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and a scholar in the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Leadership in Health Policy Program (LEAHP) 2021-22 cohort. Dr. Kasanagottu ( kkasanag@bidmc.harvard.edu ) is a General Medicine and Primary Care ...
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, ...
Vaccine Implementation and Policy COVID-19 Vaccination: Leadership Decision-Making at One Institution Steven J. Lawrence, MD; Eva Aagaard, MD Dr. Lawrence ( slawrenc@wustl.edu ) is the assistant dean for curriculum and a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Aagaard ( aagaarde@wustl.edu ) is the Carol B and Jerome T Loeb Professor of Medical Education, vice chancellor, and senior associate dean for medical education at Washington ...
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 ...
Violence and Public Health: What Is GIM’s Role Firearms Safety: The Role of the Physician William Fox, MD, FACP Dr. Fox ( wefox@hotmail.com ) practices primary care internal medicine at Fox & Brantley Internal Medicine and is the immediate past chair of the American College of Physicians Board of Governors When it comes to firearms, the United States is not the most violent country in the world—that unfortunate distinction belongs to such countries as El Salvador, Venezuela, Guatemala, ...
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 ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Maureen Lyons, MD; David Margolius, MD; Lauren Block, MD In this issue of the Leadership Forum , we bring you three outstanding articles. First, Dr. Jen Rusiecki, et al, revisit our annual SGIM meeting and highlight key takeaways from their workshop, Making it Stick—Creating Culture Change to Move from Values into Sustainable Action. Summer is the time for many transitions within academic medicine, and not all transitions have a clearly defined guidebook ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Maureen Lyons, MD; David Margolius, MD; Lauren Block, MD, MPH In this issue of the Leadership Forum , we bring you a variety of articles highlighting the many facets of leadership in our complex world. As this issue goes to press, winter is looming closer, bringing with it the risk of increased viral illnesses, including COVID-19. Vaccination conversations and campaigns are ever important, and we share with you two complementary articles on the topic. ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Lauren Block, MD; Maureen Lyons, MD; Sunil Sahai, MD The Leadership Forum is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sunil Sahai as an Editor. As Division Chief at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Sahai brings tremendous experience to the Leadership Forum . In this issue of the Leadership Forum , we bring you a collection of articles on leadership during this challenging time. The winter—combined with pandemic surge and resulting staffing shortages—make ...
Editorial Corner From the Editors Lauren Block, MD, MPH; Sunil K. Sahai, MD   Spring 2022 was a whirlwind of change. From loosening of mask restrictions to new variants and medications, the pandemic has provided a backdrop of new chapters and challenges. International conflicts, including the war in Ukraine and local struggles with social justice, provide moments of sorrow and opportunities for advocacy. In the educational world, match days offered exciting news for students and residency ...
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 ...
Leading During Transition: Fellowship Program Director Leading a GIM Division and Fellowship in the Post-pandemic World Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS; Deborah Burnet, MD, MAPP Dr. Laiteerapong ( nlaiteer@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu ), GIM research fellowship director and PITCH (Primary care Investigators Training in Chronic disease and Health disparities) Fellowship Director at University of Chicago. Dr. Burnet ( dburnet@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu ), University of Chicago General Internal Medicine ...
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 ...
Interim Leadership Lessons Learned and Keys for Success Ben Clyburn, MD Dr. Clyburn (clyburnb@musc.edu) is a professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine. I was asked to serve as Interim Chair of Internal Medicine in March 2020 and found that there was little written guidance for those who assume “interim” leadership roles. As a career clinician educator, I had trepidation about whether I was the best person ...
SGIM Workshop Making it Stick—Creating Culture Change to Move from Values into Sustainable Action Jen Rusiecki, MD, MS; Michelle Cleeves, MD; Sarah Merriam, MD, MS; Mim Ari, MD Dr. Rusiecki ( jrusiecki@bsd.uchicago.edu ) assistant professor of medicine, University of Chicago. Dr. Cleeves ( Michelle.Cleeves@dhha.org ) associate professor of clinical practice, Medicine, University of Colorado. Dr. Merriam ( sarah.merriam@va.gov ) clinical assistant professor of medicine, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare ...
Health Policy and Vaccines Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines Can Help Secure Community Immunity Caroline Castleman, BA; Veronica McNally, JD; Henry H. Bernstein, DO, MHCM, FAAP Ms. Castleman ( ccastleman@northwell.edu ) is a clinical research assistant in General Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center/Northwell Health. Ms. McNally ( valent29@law.msu.edu ) is the assistant dean for experiential education at Michigan State University College of Law and president of the Franny Strong Foundation. ...
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Medical Education Meeting the Needs of Generation Z in Medical Education Premal Patel, MD, MSc, FACP Dr. Patel ( pgpatel@utmb.edu ) is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. — George Orwell As we navigate these unprecedented times ...
New ACGME IM Residency Milestones Milestones 2.0: What Academic Leaders Need to Know Jillian Catalanotti, MD, MPH; Margaret Lo, MD; Kimberly Bates, MD Dr. Catalanotti ( jcatalanotti@mfa.gwu.edu ) is division director of General Internal Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Lo ( margaret.lo@medicine.ufl.edu ) is professor at University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bates ( Kimberly.bates@commonspirit.org ) is program director in internal ...
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 ...
Clinical Care Perspectives on the Balance of Clinical Care and Leadership in General Internal Medicine Leaders Nancy LaVine, MD; Jessica Hyla, BS; Lauren Block, MD, MPH Dr. LaVine ( nlavine@northwell.edu ) is an associate professor of medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Ms. Hyla ( jedwards2@pride.hofstra.edu ) is medical student, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Block ( lblock2@northwell.edu ) is a professor of medicine at the Zucker School of ...
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. ...
Technology in Medicine Promoting Productivity: The Twitter Poster Competition Amith Skandhan, MD, SFHM, FACP; Waseem Mohamed, MD Dr. Skandhan ( amithskandhan@gmail.com ) is incoming associate program director for the Internal Medicine Program at Southeast Health in Dothan, Alabama. Dr. Mohamed ( wamohamed@southeasthealth.org ) is associate medical director for division of hospital medicine at Southeast Health, Dothan, Alabama. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many disruptions across different ...
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 ) ...
Meeting Recap The 2021 Women in Medicine Summit Julie Oyler, MD; Shikha Jain, MD Dr. Oyler ( joyler@bsd.uchicago.edu ) is the chair of SGIM’s Board of Regional Leaders and Women in Medicine Summit Awards Chair. Dr. Jain ( sjain03@gmail.com ) is the founder and president of the Women in Medicine® nonprofit organization and Women in Medicine Summit and assistant professor at the University of Illinois Cancer Center. October 6, 2021 Many ACLGIM and SGIM members participated in the third ...
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. ...
Work-Life Balance Work-Life Balance: Of Apples and Androids Sunil K. Sahai, MD, FACP, FAAP, SFHM Dr. Sahai ( sksahai@utmb.edu ) is professor and division chief of general medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In the early days of the republic, much thought was given to limiting power among the various established societal institutions at the time. The leaders of time understood that there had to be limits to the influence of religion on statecraft. In 1802, Thomas ...