Book Shelf I: Physicians as Leaders: Who, How and Why Now

Book Shelf I: Physicians as Leaders: Who, How and Why Now

Physicians as Leaders: Who, How, and Why Now (Paperback) (2006)
by Mindi K. McKenna. and Perry A. Pugno (Authors)


A review of the book

Health Care is a rapidly changing field. I am a family medicine educator. I have been searching for a reference to use in teaching residents about Leadership. Perry Pugno is a recognized leader in Family Medicine. His insights are extremely useful since they are born of leadership experiences in turbulent times. Physician leadership is frequently not the same as the leadership experience of corporate CEO’s. Rather physicians work within complex, evolving health care delivery systems at many levels. I personally found this book one of the best I have read regarding leadership. And I will use it in resident education.



Perry Pugno, M.D.

Following a tour of duty with the National Health Service Corps, Perry Pugno entered the sphere of graduate medical education as a residency director for more than 20 years.  He has worked in training programs from California to Connecticut, including public, private and university-sponsored settings. Perry has added experience as the director of a trauma center, hospital chief medical officer, county public health officer, and medical director of a regional health plan. Perry was the founding chair of the National Institute for Program Director Development.  His previous experience in corporate physician leadership and managed care was as the Vice-President for Graduate Medical Education and Medical Affairs with Catholic Healthcare West.

Perry served as the Vice President for Education for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for 15 years where he was responsible for AAFP initiatives related to medical school, graduate, and continuing medical education, including direction for national workforce policy and medical education advocacy. An author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in clinical medicine, education and medical ethics, Perry currently reviews manuscripts for multiple medical journals.


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