Surgical Leadership Institute Webinar: 
Knowing Your Worth at Your Institution

Date: November 2, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Moderators: Kirsten B Wilkins, MD; Steve Fassler, MD
Speaker: Justin Maykel, MD
CME Credit Hours Available: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

In this session we will focus on the value of a colorectal surgeon, review benchmarking data including productivity and compensation, discuss the different aspects of revenue generation as it relates to clinical practice, address the interactions with hospital administration including negotiation and gain sharing opportunities, and consider the evolving payment models including bundled payments and value-based care. 

Don't miss this opportunity to empower yourself with valuable insights that can elevate your career as a colorectal surgeon. Join us and discover the true worth of your role in healthcare.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Describe the most coming benchmarking data as it relates to surgeon productivity and compensation.
  2. Recognize the value of a colorectal surgeon to an institution, both as it relates to professional and institutional/facility revenue.

Untitled-(150-×-150-px)-(12).pngKirsten B Wilkins, MD
Dr. Wilkins went to medical school at Johns Hopkins University and completed her general surgery residency at Duke University. She has lived in New Jersey since completing her colon and rectal residency at Robert Wood Johnson in 2003. Since that time, she has been honored to train the colorectal residents of that same program. She currently serves as the Assistant Program Director and is head of Resident Research. She serves as the current President of the Eugene P. Salvati Alumni Society.  Besides running a very busy clinical practice and training the fellows, she has been very active in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Societies of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She is Past- President for both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Societies. She has served on numerous committees of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). She was the Program Chair for the ASCRS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in 2016. She served as the Chair of the ASCRS Self-Assessment Committee. She is the current Treasurer for ASCRS. In addition, she is the Vice-Chair of the ASCRS Leadership Task Force and also serves as a Dean for ASCRS U.

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Steven Fassler, MD is a private practice colon and rectal surgeon in Abington Pennsylvania.  He is Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Abington Hospital –Jefferson Health and is part of the core faculty for the general surgery residency. He is the president-elect of the Abington Hospital medical staff.  He is also the medical director of the Abington Hospital endoscopy center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He has been honored with multiple teaching awards during his career and is very proud that many of the graduating residents have gone on to become colorectal surgeons. Together with his partners and the residents, Dr. Fassler has published primarily on clinical outcomes in all aspects of colorectal surgery. Dr. Fassler is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and has served on multiple committees for the ASCRS. He is part of the faculty for the Surgical Leadership Initiative.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time, with his wife and 3 children skiing and participating in triathlons. 


Untitled-(150-×-150-px)-(11).pngJustin Maykel, MD
Dr. Maykel is a 1998 graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and a clinical fellowship in surgical nutrition/metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Medical School. He has served as the Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA since 2007. His team started a colorectal surgery residency training program in 2012. He is a Professor of Surgery and holds the Joseph M. Streeter and Mary Streeter DeFeudis Endowed Chair in Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Maykel has served on the editorial board of several journals including Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Journal of Surgical Oncology. He has co-authored two textbooks entitled “Complexities in Colorectal Surgery” and “Clinical Decision Making in Colorectal Surgery” and is a co-editor of “The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 4ed”. He is an active member in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, complicated diverticulitis and surgical nutrition. Research interests include innovative surgical approaches to colon and rectal diseases including transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME), transanal minimally invasive surgery including TEM and TAMIS, and optimizing surgical quality and outcomes. He is passionate about community outreach that focuses on colorectal cancer prevention and detection and has spearheaded educational events, fundraisers, golf tournaments, and programs that specifically focus on vulnerable and at-risk populations. 


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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