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Physician Leadership Program Offers Acclaimed Faculty and Industry Experts
Register now – limited space remains

Developed by and for physician leaders and medical executives to strengthen physician engagement and hospital-physician alignment, the California Physician Leadership Program offers an outstanding lineup of distinguished USC Marshall School of Business faculty and health policy leaders.

“The caliber of the faculty is remarkable. Each one brings an incredible level of knowledge and expertise that enriches participant learning and experience,” commented David Perrott, MD, DDS, FACS, CHA senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Participants will take away new approaches and strategies for managing real-life issues and leading change within their organizations.”

Faculty for the 2017-18 session include:

  • Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, one of the most influential physician executives in health care and recipient of the 2017 B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award
  • Dr. Schumarry Chao, clinical professor, USC School of Medicine, an industry expert with comprehensive experience in all aspects of the health care industry, including insurer, delivery system management, pharmaceutical, employer and health care information technology
  • ​Dr. Morgan McCall, professor of management and organization, USC Marshall School of Business, who is one of the nation’s top leadership scholars
  • Dr. Helen Macfie, chief transformation officer, MemorialCare Health System, who has extensive experience in system transformation, performance improvement, clinical quality and patient safety
  • Julianne Morath, President/CEO, Hospital Quality Institute, an internationally recognized expert in health care quality and patient safety
  • Dave Logan, senior lecturer, management and organization, USC Marshall School of Business, a best-selling author and consultant to businesses and governments around the world

Program faculty will deliver education on leadership strategies, core business principles and the ever-changing health care arena. The program will culminate with a project emphasizing practical applications of the program’s concepts to relevant issues and problems physicians face every day in delivering care.

Classes are held on a Friday and Saturday each month from October 2017 to April 2018, and take place on or near the USC campus. Physicians can earn up to 105 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ provided by the USC Keck School of Medicine. The program is limited to 40 participants.

For complete program information and to enroll, visit