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Chicago Booth launches an executive education program to help physician leaders navigate the intersection of the practice of medicine with business.

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has launched an exclusive executive education program designed to help physicians in administrative roles become more effective leaders and implement financial decisions based on true business metrics, aiming to help increase productivity and reduce physician burn out.

The Physician Leadership Program is a premier physician-only program designed to elevate the evidence-based decision-making and leadership skills of physicians in administration roles seeking to accelerate sustainable, profitable growth for their healthcare organizations. The program teaches how data analytics can be used to make smarter and more profitable business decisions and how to succeed financially within a value-based care environment. This program integrates a Leadership Challenge that calls upon attendees to find a solution to a unique management problem using the application of the programs’ core teachings.

The program is taught by Dan Adelman, Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management Chicago Booth, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Interventional Services, and Surgeon-in-Chief, Cedars-Sinai Health System.

“Analytics has brought new opportunities to healthcare organizations, although many struggle to successfully integrate analytical strategies into their operations. To tackle these challenges, physicians must understand the business of medicine as well as the practice of medicine,” says Dan Adelman.

“As a physician advances in their administrative role, their ability to motivate, cultivate loyal staff, and manage cross-functional teams becomes critical for success. This program helps leaders obtain their personal leadership toolkit to effectively manage these challenges as real, authentic leaders,” says Bruce Gewertz, MD.

The Physician Leadership Program will be held on April 1-4, 2020, at the Gleacher Center—Booth’s downtown Chicago campus located just off the Magnificent Mile. This program accepts applications on a rolling basis, and a resume or CV is required at the time you apply. To learn more about the Chicago Booth Physician Leadership Program, visit

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the United States and the first to teach executives. As an intellectual destination, Chicago Booth draws scholars and students from around the world to its campuses in Chicago (Hyde Park, downtown Chicago), London, and Hong Kong. Booth consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world, and its graduates include dozens of notable business leaders across the US and worldwide. Nine faculty members have been named Nobel Prize winners, three of whom currently teach at Booth.