Surgical Leadership Institute Webinar: 
Leadership Styles and Decision Making: What’s your Approach?

Date: August 31, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Moderators: Glenn Ault, MD, MSEd.; Sharon L. Stein, MD
Speakers: Richard Billingham, MD; Conor Delaney, MD, PhD; Tracy Hull, MD; Ann Lowry, MD, Michael Stamos, MD  
CME Credit Hours Available: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

During this webinar, attendees will gain insight from former ASCRS presidents as they discuss their PACE personality test results and how varying perspectives contribute to effective management. The past presidents will reflect on how their leadership styles correlate with their cognitive processes, articulation of ideas, and discernment in decision-making contexts. Which leadership style best fits you?

This session aims to empower participants to:

  1. Discern and appreciate a spectrum of leadership styles.
  2. Comprehend the distinct advantages associated with varying leadership styles.
  3. Articulate the merits intrinsic to a collaborative approach to leadership.

The session will conclude with time allocated for questions.

This topic will be further elaborated upon in our upcoming Surgical Leadership Institute workshop, scheduled to convene in San Diego on February 2-3, 2024. 

5.pngGlenn Ault, MD, MSEd., Glenn Ault, MD, MSEd is a professor of surgery at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. He has served in various roles at the school including Senior Associate Dean, Physician Director of Graduate Medical Education and the Designated Institutional Official. He was a past president of the Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is the current chair of the Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery at the ACGME.

2.pngSharon L. Stein, MD, is a Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Case Western Medical School. She has served in numerous leadership roles including executive council for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Chair of the Surgical Leadership Institute. In 2022, she created an independent leadership development and coaching program to help surgeons identify and achieve their goals.

3.pngRichard Billingham, MD received his MD degree from the University of Rochester, and after a 1-year rotating internship, served in the Indian Health Service in Browning, Montana. He then completed his general surgery residency in Seattle, followed by a Fellowship at The Ferguson Clinic in Grand Rapids. He began his private practice in Seattle in 1979 at Swedish and Northwest Hospitals, and began a Fellowship Training Program at Swedish Hospital in 1995, which continues today. He retired from clinical practice in 2013, and continues as a peer reviewer for DC&R and other journals, assists in teaching Anatomy at the University of Washington, where he is Clinical Professor Emeritus, and attends monthly Journal Club where he instructs attendees in how colorectal surgery SHOULD be done.

6.pngConor Delaney, MD, PhD is CEO and President for the Cleveland Clinic Florida Region having previously served as Chairman of the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He currently serves on the ASCRS Executive Committee and Research Foundation Board of Trustees and was President of ASCRS from 2022-23. Dr. Delaney has lectured and published extensively in colorectal surgery, perioperative care and quality. He previously held the Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery, and currently holds the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Distinguished Chair in Healthcare Innovation.

1.pngTracy Hull, MD, is professor of surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She received her Doctor of Medicine, from The Ohio State University. She did her surgical residency at SUNY Syracuse, New York and her fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She joined the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio after fellowship and has been there since.

Blue-Minimalist-Digital-Marketing-Logo-(1).pngAnn Lowry, MD, is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota. She had a broad clinical practice with particular interests of pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.   She was the program director of the University of Minnesota colon and rectal surgery residency for 10 years. She served as the President of the Association of Program Directors of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Chair of the Residency Review Committee of Colon and Rectal Surgery. In 2005-6, Dr. Lowry was the President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  She is currently a member of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.     She graduated from Harvard University and Tufts University School of Medicine. 

4.pngMichael Stamos, MD, is Professor of Surgery and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. Dr. Stamos was born in Miami, Florida and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his surgery internship and residency at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida, and fellowship training at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Stamos then moved west where he joined the UCLA faculty and worked primarily at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California as a busy clinician and division chief for 11 years. He moved to UC Irvine in 2002 and served as Chair of the Department of Surgery from 2010-2016. He assumed the role of Dean of the School of Medicine in 2016. He is past President of ASCRS and ABCRS. He has published over 260 peer reviewed articles and 39 book chapters.

ACCME-accredited-provider-full-color.pngACCREDITATION STATEMENT 
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  

ASCRS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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