Announcing: Appointment of Members of AAPL’s First Editorial Board

By AAPL Staff
March 1, 2017

The board is made up of certified physician executives from around the world, representing expertise in a wide range of leadership areas.

As part of ongoing refinements in how the American Association for Physician Leadership communicates with, and expands the knowledge of, its members and the health care discipline at large, the association has commissioned 21 physician leaders who will comprise its first editorial board.

The editorial board is made up of certified physician executives from around the world, representing expertise in a wide range of leadership areas. Board members will review manuscripts submitted by industry peers for publication in the association’s media, including the Physician Leadership Journal, and recommend those suitable for publication. Through their combined experience in medicine, leadership and published works, they will help the association determine areas of special focus for its media products.

The editorial board members, in alphabetical order:

Mousa Al-Abbadi, MD, CPE, is a consultant pathologist and professor of pathology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the United Arab Emirates. He has more than 20 years’ experience in academics and is an editorial board member for other journals. He has been peer-reviewed and published nearly 100 times.

Chad Brands, MD, CPE, is the division vice president for Texas for Hospital Corp. of America, which is based in Tennessee. Previously, he was vice president and medical director for Children’s Health System, based in Texas. Brands has peer-review experience dating to 2005.

Christine Carr, MD, FACEP, CPE, is an academic leader, researcher, educator and an associate professor in emergency medicine and public health sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina since 1995. Currently, she is clinical director of the Carolina eHealth Alliance, a regional health information exchange.

Donald Casey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAPL, CPE, is principal of IPO 4 Health, an Illinois consulting firm for health organizations. He also is managing director for the health industry group of Alvarez and Marsal, a performance management company. He has extensive experience in private and institutional practice.

Robert Corona, DO, MBA, FCAP, FASCP, is a professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine, and vice president of innovation and business development, for Upstate Medical University in New York. He is medical director of Upstate University Hospital Laboratory and has written for several journals.

Mark Davis, MD, MS, CPE, is executive director of strategic initiatives and business development for Brigham and Women’s Healthcare and a faculty physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. He also is an associate professor of medicine for Harvard Medical School and a reviewer since 1998.

Amin Hakim, MD, CPE, FIDSA, FACPE, is the New York-based vice president of clinical operations for UnitedHealthcare, where he oversees a national team of medical directors with an emphasis on the Triple Aim and culture values. He has been a peer reviewer and editorial board member for several publications.

Gregory Hale, MD, CPE, FAAP, FACHE, is director of oncology research and pediatric hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplantation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida, among other leadership roles. He has written and reviewed submissions for numerous journals.

Thomas Higgins, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, MCCM, is chief medical officer for Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Noble Hospital, and BH Northern and Western in Massachusetts. He has reviewed and contributed to numerous journals and publications, specializing in benchmarking, quality and safety.

Denise Howard, MD, MPH, CPE, is senior attending physician at Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar, an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology for Weill Cornell Medical College, and associate director of the OB-GYN clerkship. She has reviewed journals since 1998.

John G. Hunter, MD, MMM, CPE, FACS, is a clinical professor of surgery for Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, with expertise in patient safety and quality improvement. He has been an editor for several journals, reviewing more than 300 manuscripts during the past two years while contributing to others.

Hal Jenson, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, is the dean of Western Michigan University’s Stryker School of Medicine and its corporate president/CEO. He led his school’s use of online media to serve stakeholders, has written more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been a reviewer for nearly a dozen publications.

Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, is medical director for Pennsylvania-based Cigna Group Insurance. He also is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Temple University’s Katz School of Medicine, among other academic roles. He has been published more than 200 times in medical journals and books.

Jay Mabrey, MD, MBA, CPE, is a Florida-based consultant and former chief of orthopedics at Baylor University Medical Center. Mabrey is a past chairman of the Committee on Electronic Media for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as an editor for its Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal.

Yoshinori Nakata, MD, MBA, PhD, CPE, FAAPL, is a professor of health care management and the director of the Medical Information and System Research Center at Teikyo University and Hospital in Japan. Nakata has been an editorial board member for the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, his medical specialty.

J. Matthew Neal, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP, FACE, FAAPL, is the executive medical director for academic affairs and chairman of the department of medicine for Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, and an assistant dean and professor of clinical medicine for IU’s School of Medicine.

Rick Richards, MD, MMM, CPE, is a Georgia-based consultant in medical innovation and health care technology. He serves on the board and is senior vice president for Augusta University Research Institute in Georgia. Richards has been an editorial board member or reviewer for 10 publications since 1984.

Juan Sanchez, MD, MPA, CPE, FACS, FACHE, is chairman of the department of surgery at Ascension’s St. Agnes Hospital and an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, both in Maryland. He has served on numerous editorial boards and review panels since 1996.

Steve Schoenbaum, MD, MPH, CPE, FACPE, is special adviser to the president for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in New York. Schhoenbaum also serves as associate editor of the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, and has written extensively since the 1960s.

Mike Smith, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPE, is an academic emergency physician and director of the simulation center for Ochsner Health System/University of Queensland. Based in Louisiana, Smith has served as an editorial board member or peer reviewer for six journals since 2009.

Jon Thomas, MD, MBA, CPE, is the managing partner of Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Care in Minnesota. He has been a member of the state’s Board of Medical Practice since 2001 and active with the national Federation of State Medical Boards (2013 chair). He has written extensively.

The editorial board already has begun its work; the first peer-reviewed content will appear in the Journal later this year, along with some new sections and features that reflect and influence the important work taking place in physician leadership. By adding peer-reviewed content to its editorial mix, the Journal is reinforcing its authority as the voice of physician leadership.

Other content will appear in the association’s new daily online newsfeed. Together, the magazine and website will leverage the unique power of each medium to complement each other’s work and deliver information physician leaders can use and act upon. The website is packed with content produced by the association’s staff and faculty, other industry experts, and top health care and business news organizations. 

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