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Physician Leadership Symposium

Physician Leadership Symposium Online Webinars

A past Physician Leadership Symposium.

Held every year, the Physician Leadership Symposium provides opportunities for physicians to network with colleagues from all graduated PEMBA classes, current PEMBA students and faculty members. The event's focus changes each year based on latest research, and the college sponsors the symposium as a service to its PEMBA alumni, students and interested physicians, without charge, as part of our lifetime of learning promise.

Participants have opportunities to network with other physician leaders, build knowledge, meet with industry-leading employers and recruiters, and gain insight into ways of succeeding in the broader healthcare industry.

Registration is complimentary and includes session materials, breakfast and lunch, a shuttle, CEU’s and proceedings.

Physician Leadership Symposium Online Webinars 

Although our on-campus sessions were canceled in recognition of the on-going global concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Physician Executive MBA Program at the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business is happy to announce online webinars.  Please join us for these upcoming webinars. Each session is led by an accomplished Physician Leader. The topics cover a wide-range of the latest thinking and the most practical approaches to the issues Physician Leaders face. There is no charge, but we do ask that everyone register. Can't attend the live seminar? Not to worry, once registered, we'll send you a link to the recording.


Physician Leadership Symposium
Virtual Lecture Schedule and Registration  

Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare - Implications for Physician Leaders
Francois Nader, MD, MBA
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Novel Leadership Framework for Clinical Excellence: Case Study of Implementing PQE3 in the Emergency Department
Leon Adelman, MD, MBA
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Baldrige in Healthcare - Sustainable?
Amit Prasad, MD, MBA
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Anatomy and Physiology of Payers - Roles for Physician Leaders
Donald Lighter, MD, MBA
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Canadian Healthcare and Healthcare Challenges
Jim Calvin, MD, MBA
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Population Health Management - Structure of CM Programs
Pam Sullivan, MD, MBA
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Sanford Health COVID Response - Lessons Learned
Tim Donelan, MD, MBA
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Telemedicine in Eurasia - Innovation for a Population in Need
Mehmet Binnet, MD, MBA
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Physician Burnout
Kirk Pinto, MD, MBA
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Challenges for Women in Leadership
Mary Katherine Harper, DO, MBA
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Transformation of Saudi Health Care - Vision 2030
Ibrahim bin Hussain, MD, MBA
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
The Business Case for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in Healthcare
Jacquie Munson-Gaines



Organizing Committee

Donald Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP | Symposium Director
Kate Atchley, PhD | Executive Director, Graduate and Executive Education 

For questions about abstracts, please contact: Dr. Lighter at dlighter@utk.edu.
For all general questions, please contact: Tom Brown at tjbrown@utk.edu or (865) 974-1772


 Download 2019 Proceedings

Need Help?

Please contact Tom Brown at tjbrown@utk.edu or (865) 974-1772.