Physician Leadership Academy Honors Graduates


McLeod Health is pleased to announce the graduates of the 2019 Physician Leadership Academy. The participants were honored during a graduation ceremony on January 8, 2020.

The Physician Leadership Academy is a ten-month educational program designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles within their practice and the health system. With the rapid changes in healthcare, physician leadership and collaboration within a healthcare system are critical to providing high-quality, efficient care to our community. Physician-led and integrated health systems like the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic are often cited by our peers as models for future healthcare delivery systems. It is impossible to imagine an integrated system without meaningful physician leadership.

To promote these qualities within its own organization, McLeod developed the Physician Leadership Academy. Under the guidance of McLeod Health Chief Medical Officer C. Dale Lusk, MD, and Vice President of Physician Recruiting and Retention Tiffany C. Ellington, the program’s curriculum included seminars by regionally and nationally recognized experts on a variety of topics such as Change Management, Emotional Intelligence, Healthcare Finance, Quality & Safety, and Team Building.

The McLeod Health Physician Leadership Academy Class of 2019 included physicians Edward K. Botse-Baidoo, MD; Timothy J. Carr, MD; Carmen A. Cribb, DO; Satya S. Datla, MD; Lacie E. Edmison, MD; Todd D. Frazier, MD; C. Wayne Holley, MD; Timothy A. MacFall, MD; Kanaklakshmi Masodkar, MD; Brandon McDonald, DO; Sarah J. Novis, MD; Davinderbir S. Pannu, MD; John W. Patton IV, MD; Nicole M. Rice, DO; Hany S. Shenouda, MD; David C. Smith, MD; Olinda P. Spencer, MD; Christopher M. Stanley, MD; Ross Taylor, MD; and Nicholas R. White, MD.

2019 Administrator Graduates included Emily Adams, Morgan James, and Scott Montgomery.