MEC Minute

From Stephen Thomas, MD
Chair, Medical Executive Committee

Today’s Minute

May 2, 2024


Team Upstate:


Seize a great opportunity to hear from a highly accomplished leader in academic medicine at the 15 MAY 2024 Surgery Grand Rounds at 0800hrs in WSK 2231.


Dr. Cooney is bringing in Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba, MD, ScD, MBA who is an extremely accomplished academic surgeon with extensive leadership experience (former Chair Surgery Penn State Hershey, former Dean Ohio State School of Medicine, former Dean, VPHA Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine) and career interests in developing leadership in academic medicine.    


The title of the presentation is, “Built to Last,” and will address:


  • The difference between leadership as a person in charge vs. leadership as a property of a system.
  • The complementary nature of leadership and management.
  • The difference between technical problems and leadership challenges.
  • The enablers and behaviors of system efficacy.


Thanks to Dr. Cooney and the Surgery Department and thanks for reading.



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