31 May 2016

Sheridan Congratulates First Graduates of Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program’s inaugural class of 29 Sheridan physicians graduated from the leadership training program on May 13, 2016. The 18-month training program, which launched in October 2014, is designed to prepare the next generation of clinical leaders within the organization to take on future leadership roles.

Sheridan partnered with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), now the American Association of Physician Leadership® (AAPL), to create the Emerging Leaders Program curriculum, which includes both online and in-person training designed and facilitated by AAPL faculty. The courses focus primarily on leadership skills, but also include other topics such as finance, quality and other relevant topics physician leaders need to know to be successful leaders.

The participants were nominated for the program by their clinical leaders. As part of the program, each participant partnered with a Sheridan clinical or operational leader for a hands-on Capstone Experience. Each participant-coach pair was tasked with choosing a current, real-life challenge for the participant to tackle. Together they explored possible solutions, agreed on which ones to implement, and analyzed the results. Each participant presented the results and lessons learned to his or her coach, and then ultimately to key stakeholders and other corporate executives at the conclusion of the program.  

The program culminated with the participants’ final Capstone Experience presentations at the Nashville headquarters of Sheridan’s parent company, AMSURG. The presentations were followed by a celebration dinner and graduation ceremony at the Watermark Restaurant.

The Emerging Leaders Program is the flagship pillar of Sheridan’s Leadership Academy. Vice President of Human Resources Janice Baker, said the Leadership Academy “began as a forum to bring together our physicians and allied health providers in a collaborative environment, and has evolved into a comprehensive program for the development, training and education of Sheridan’s current and future clinical leaders.” The Leadership Academy comprises an annual leadership conference for all of the organization’s physician and allied health leaders, as well as an online education portal and the Emerging Leaders Program for future clinical leaders. This year, two new leadership programs will be added for the professional development of Sheridan’s current physician and allied health leaders, respectively. Like the Emerging Leaders Program, these programs will include in-person and online courses facilitated by AAPL faculty. “Leadership skills are not part of a medical school education,” Baker explained.

This significant investment in the professional growth of its current and future clinical leaders is just one of the many ways in which Sheridan supports its physicians and hospital partners. Like the innovative, proprietary Patient Care Measurement tools that the Company is developing to streamline the increasing burden of quality reporting for physicians, the Leadership Academy is another example of Sheridan’s strong commitment to the quadruple aim — a commitment that is evident in Sheridan’s extremely high physician retention rates.

Please join us in congratulating the graduates of the first Emerging Leaders Program class!

Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2016 Graduates
(including specialty and location)

Karim Alarakhia, M.D., Anesthesia, Anesthesiologists of Greater Orlando, Orlando, FL

Kailash Amruthur, M.D., Radiology, Comprehensive Teleradiology Solutions, Sunrise, FL 

Sunil Bandarupalli, M.D., Anesthesia, Greater Florida Anesthesiologists/Brandon Anesthesia Associates, Brandon, FL

Sudhir Bolar, M.D., Anesthesia, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

Riddhi Bowry, M.D., Emergency Medicine, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Atlantis, FL

Bridget Buzzella, M.D., Neonatology / Children's Services, Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Gabriel Camilo-Lopez, M.D., Anesthesia, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Atlantis, FL

Mark Cannella, M.D., Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Associates of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL

Letitia Carter, D.O., Anesthesia, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, M.D.

Clint Christenson, D.O., Anesthesia, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Miramar, FL

Michael Decker, M.D., Anesthesia, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura, FL

Bao-Tran Doan, M.D., Radiology, Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee, FL

Sergio Estrada, M.D., Anesthesia, Medical Anesthesia Consultants, Walnut Creek, CA

Matt Giudice, M.D., Anesthesia, Medical Anesthesia Consultants, Walnut Creek, CA

Kimble Horak, M.D., Anesthesia, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

Cameron Howard, M.D., Anesthesia, Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines, FL

Doron Kahn, M.D., Neonatology / Children's Services, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, FL

Martin Kubin, M.D., Anesthesia, Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL

Jennifer Miano, M.D., Anesthesia, Northwest Medical Center, Margate, FL

David Mishkin, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL

Daniel Padron, D.O., Emergency Medicine, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Atlantis, FL

Amy Pulido, M.D., Anesthesia, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL

Alejandro Romero, M.D., Anesthesia, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ

Scott Stewart, M.D., Anesthesia, Greater Florida Anesthesiologists/Gulfcoast Anesthesia Partners, Saint Petersburg, FL

Leigh Tanner, M.D., Anesthesia, Greater Florida Anesthesiologists/Unicom Anesthesia Associates, Tampa, FL

Ty Perkins, D.O., Anesthesia, Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, MO

Anna Westrick, M.D., Anesthesia, Princeton Anesthesia Services, Princeton, NJ

Christopher Wilhoit, M.D., Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Associates of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL

Daniel Zapson, M.D., Anesthesia, University Hospital and Medical Center, Tamarac, FL