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Emergency medicine physician expands leadership and entrepreneurship after earning an MBAIn April 2020, southern Georgia became a hot spot for COVID-19 cases, claiming some of the highest infections and deaths per capita in the country. As the situation evolved and patient volumes spiked and then later dropped, Dr. Azer held daily meetings with his front-line team to ensure they were managing the swings effectively.

Emergency medicine physician expands leadership and entrepreneurship after earning an MBA

Emergency medicine physician expands leadership and entrepreneurship after earning an MBAIn April 2020, southern Georgia became a hot spot for COVID-19 cases, claiming some of the highest infections and deaths per capita in the country. As the situation evolved and patient volumes spiked and then later dropped, Dr. Azer held daily meetings with his front-line team to ensure they were managing the swings effectively.

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Family medicine physician finds wider perspective and reignites passion for medicine in new role“I came into medicine to make a difference, and to do this, you have to play a role in creating the change. When you position yourself to be at the table, the real reason you entered medicine gets fulfilled again. It keeps that fire burning and that desire ignited because you are no longer leaving destiny in the hands of other people. This MBA wasn’t just for my career, but my whole life. It changed my outlook on the world and how things work.”

Family medicine physician finds wider perspective and reignites passion for medicine in new role

Family medicine physician finds wider perspective and reignites passion for medicine in new role“I came into medicine to make a difference, and to do this, you have to play a role in creating the change. When you position yourself to be at the table, the real reason you entered medicine gets fulfilled again. It keeps that fire burning and that desire ignited because you are no longer leaving destiny in the hands of other people. This MBA wasn’t just for my career, but my whole life. It changed my outlook on the world and how things work.”

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Physician MBA grad named to Poets & Quants Best and Brightest Executive MBA listingCongratulations to Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA'20, who was named to the Poets & Quants Best & Brightest Executive MBA listing for 2020.

Physician MBA grad named to 2020 Poets & Quants Best and Brightest Executive MBA list

Physician MBA grad named to Poets & Quants Best and Brightest Executive MBA listingCongratulations to Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA'20, who was named to the Poets & Quants Best & Brightest Executive MBA listing for 2020.

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Cardiologist improves diagnostic testing and earns new role after MBATo learn the business side of healthcare, physicians often find themselves stepping away from their traditional pedagogy.

Cardiologist improves diagnostic testing and earns new role after MBA

Cardiologist improves diagnostic testing and earns new role after MBATo learn the business side of healthcare, physicians often find themselves stepping away from their traditional pedagogy.

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Emergency medicine chief uses MBA to navigate leadership, conflict and forecasting the future after COVID-19There’s often a calm before the storm. In emergency medicine, it’s just a calm before the latest storm.

Emergency medicine chief uses MBA to navigate leadership, conflict and forecasting the future after COVID-19

Emergency medicine chief uses MBA to navigate leadership, conflict and forecasting the future after COVID-19There’s often a calm before the storm. In emergency medicine, it’s just a calm before the latest storm.

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CEO uses MBA lessons as hospital admits one of the first COVID cases in IndianaAt 12:40 am on March 9, 2020, Scott Smith, MD, MBA’20, got a call. The CEO and medical director of Adams Health Network in northeast Indiana, Dr. Smith is also an emergency medicine physician, and he was the administrator on call the night that his 25-bed, rural hospital system received one of the first COVID-19 patient admissions in Indiana.

CEO uses MBA lessons as hospital admits one of the first COVID cases in Indiana

CEO uses MBA lessons as hospital admits one of the first COVID cases in IndianaAt 12:40 am on March 9, 2020, Scott Smith, MD, MBA’20, got a call. The CEO and medical director of Adams Health Network in northeast Indiana, Dr. Smith is also an emergency medicine physician, and he was the administrator on call the night that his 25-bed, rural hospital system received one of the first COVID-19 patient admissions in Indiana.

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Physician MBA using business training to form new processes, keep patients safe during COVID-19As an oncologist, hematologist and medical director for cancer services at IU Health’s Adult Academic Health Center and Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center, Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA’20, is leading her team through the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure immunocompromised patients and all within the organization are safe.

Physician MBA using business training to form new processes, keep patients safe during COVID-19

Physician MBA using business training to form new processes, keep patients safe during COVID-19As an oncologist, hematologist and medical director for cancer services at IU Health’s Adult Academic Health Center and Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center, Sara Jo Grethlein, MD, MBA’20, is leading her team through the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure immunocompromised patients and all within the organization are safe.

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Emergency medicine physician uses skills from MBA to introduce telemedicine prior to pandemicPrior to the arrival of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Indiana, Vasu Voleti, MD, MBA’19, was tackling the issue of using telehealth at her hospital system.

Emergency medicine physician uses skills from MBA to introduce telemedicine prior to pandemic

Emergency medicine physician uses skills from MBA to introduce telemedicine prior to pandemicPrior to the arrival of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Indiana, Vasu Voleti, MD, MBA’19, was tackling the issue of using telehealth at her hospital system.

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Physician MBA helps pass legislation to improve maternal and fetal mortality in IndianaThrough a healthcare policy course, Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MBA’18, learned how to communicate with lawmakers to create change. She's now working to improve state laws as she advocates on behalf of fetal and maternal health in Indiana.

Physician MBA helps pass legislation to improve maternal and fetal mortality in Indiana

Physician MBA helps pass legislation to improve maternal and fetal mortality in IndianaThrough a healthcare policy course, Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MBA’18, learned how to communicate with lawmakers to create change. She's now working to improve state laws as she advocates on behalf of fetal and maternal health in Indiana.

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Bridging the gap between administration and physicians“One of the enduring benefits of the Kelley Physician MBA Program is that I’m no longer dismissive of my instincts. Sure, I still use some of the bread and butter tools of the program daily — management, conflict resolution and marketing — but the more important change is the development of your instinct and perspective.”

Surgical oncologist uses Physician MBA to bridge gaps between healthcare administrators and physicians

Bridging the gap between administration and physicians“One of the enduring benefits of the Kelley Physician MBA Program is that I’m no longer dismissive of my instincts. Sure, I still use some of the bread and butter tools of the program daily — management, conflict resolution and marketing — but the more important change is the development of your instinct and perspective.”

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