- Develop a Community of UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Leaders – Foster the integration, development and enrichment of current salaried and non-salaried faculty leaders who are part of the College of Medicine – Phoenix community.
- Enhance Essential Skills to Lead the College of Medicine – Phoenix in Its Next Phase – Develop a faculty cohort with strong and effective leadership, communication and change navigation skills, who are well prepared to lead the next phase of the College's growth. This cohort will also foster collaboration with the College's educational, research and clinical partners, consistent with the mission and pillars of the the College of Medicine – Phoenix's Strategic Plan.
- Instill and Reflect Academic Identity and Professionalism: Reflect the academic identity of the College's Leadership and reinforce the foundation of strong positive professionalism in all aspects of the academic community.
- Leadership Skills – Expand skills for effective team leadership, communication, work group alignment, change navigation and problem solving, as well as skills for career advancement and expanded professional opportunities.
- College of Medicine – Phoenix Culture and Climate – Apply leadership skills to model and foster a culture of professionalism, academic identity, humanism, reflective practice and the pursuit of excellence at College to prepare students, residents, fellows and peer faculty members to fully engage and lead in the evolving health care and academic medicine world.
- Diversity and Inclusion – Recognize individual diversity and develop skills to promote an inclusive educational, research and clinical environment at the College.
- Sustainability – Provide resources and tools to enhance awareness and skills development designed to create sustainable and professionally satisfying career paths as leaders in the College of Medicine—Phoenix community.
Work Sessions and Executive Coaching
The 2020 Leadership Program will run from January to June 2020 and will include five group work sessions and five individual executive coaching sessions.
- Session 1: Program Orientation – During this three-hour session, participants will identify common themes, individual goals and the nature of academic identity at the college. This session will also include an active discussion on diversity and inclusion at the college and the role of leadership in advancing a culture of professionalism and inclusion.
- Session 2: Foundation for Leadership – This 1.5-day work session (afternoon/evening session and full day following) will provide a framework for leadership and addressed what drives individual behavior, the elements of high-achieving work groups and teams, individual leadership styles and setting and achieving ambitious goals.
- Session 3: Career Advancement and Mentoring – This half-day session will provide strategies and practical resources to support career advancement at the college. It also focused on the role and function of mentoring and practical steps to advance student and peer mentoring at the College.
- Session 4: Effective Communication – This one-day work session on communications presents a deep dive into individual communication preferences — how to receive and provide information effectively in light of varied communication preferences, as well as how to handle conflict and minimize miscommunication.
- Session 5: Momentum – Applied Skills to Bridge Organizations and Sites – Participants will begin this half-day work session with a learning component focusing on leading through change. The group then worked together to apply leadership skills to leading teams across organizations and sites and effectively addressing differing expectations, incentives and cultures.
- Online Assessments – Each participant will take three individual assessments. The first assessment provides individualized data to participants on what drives their workplace behavior. The second focuses on leadership behaviors. The third provides insight into individual communication styles and preferences.
Leadership Program Participants
2019-2020 Cohort (Current)
Mira Milas, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Donna Holland, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix
Nilda Franco, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Section Chief, Hospitalist Medicine, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix
Mohan Belthur, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Child Health
Service Line Director, Limb Reconstruction Orthopedics, Phoenix Children's
Amanda Cattelino, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Program Director, Psychiatry Residency, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix and the Phoenix VA Health Care System
Michelle Huddleston, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Program Director, Medicine/Pediatric Residency, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix and Phoenix Children's
Joyce Lee-Ianotti, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix
Elizabeth Westfall, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology
Ayrn O’Connor, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Toxicology Fellowship, Banner – University Medical Group Phoenix
Kris Samaddar, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
2018-2019 Cohort Graduates
Glen Fogerty, PhD
Emily Mallin, MD
Ankur Mishra, MD
Deveroux Ferguson, PhD
Taben Hale, PhD
Kevin Hirsch, MD
Lisa Shah-Patel, MD
Will Heise, MD
Vasu Bhavaraju, MD
Johnny Lifshitz, PhD
Natasha Keric, MD
Jennifer Preston, MD
2015-2016 Cohort Graduates
Christina R. Bergin
Jonathan Zed Cartsonis
Rebecca E Fisher
Lisa M. Grimaldi
Kurt E. Gustin
Linda Robin Nelson
Brigham C Willis
Graham Kerr Whitfield
Tina L Younger
2014-2015 Cohort Graduates
Jennifer Hartmark Hill