Tennessee Chapters: Physician Leadership Academy (9 Weekly Sessions)

February 18, 2021 5:00 PM CST to April 15, 2021 6:30 PM CDT

ACHE Virtual Meeting



Important step required AFTER registration has been completed: Please be sure to​ attach ​your CV or Bio at the link provided after registration.

Tennesee Chapters: Physician Leadership Academy
(9 Weekly Sessions)

The Tennessee chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives is pleased to offer their Spring 2021 Physician Leadership Academy. The virtual program begins February 18th and continues for 9 Thursdays. Sessions beginning at 5:00 PM CST, with 90-120 minute durations. This cohort will be led by dyad Angelique Cohen, MD, MBA and Dan Ryan, FACHE.  Attendees earn 12 ACHE Qualified credits and 27 CMEs. The program includes several formal personal assessments, lectures and engaging group learning. Cost is $350.00 for ACHE members and $190.00 for non-members.

Seating is limited. Please forward to a physician friend or colleague that you feel may benefit from and enjoy this programming. 

Why Would I Benefit from a Leadership Academy?  

The culture of health care is rapidly changing. Communication and influence are crucial to success in patient care as well as leadership. You are expected to take care of your patients, explain complex procedures and diseases while you influence decisions, lead your staff, explain  your needs to administration and even negotiate reimbursement with payors. You, as a  physician, face challenging situations which require crucial conversation skills on a daily basis.  Leading effectively, by improving your communication skills, improving self awareness, understanding others, implementing successful change management and acquiring conflict  resolution skills can lead to an improved day, every day.  

What Will I Gain?

  • Effective tools for concise convincing communication
  • A deeper understanding of self awareness and your own personality traits
  • An understanding of others’ driving traits to gain influence and improve team work
  • The opportunity to improve your Emotional Intelligence using self awareness and social awareness
  • The skills to be prepared and confident during critical conversations
  • Learn to look at conflict as a healthy challenge as opposed to an aversion
  • The ability to successfully deploy delegation and build your team
  • Skills to help you become a physician leader or transition to a new career path 

Details: Physician Leadership Academy   

The Physician Leadership Academy is a 9 week series of leadership education in a virtual  classroom setting with panelists. Live interactions are encouraged between panelists and  students. Classes are held every Thursday night from 5:00--6:30PM, starting February 18, 2021.  Seating is limited. Please forward to a physician friend or colleague that you feel may benefit  from and enjoy this programming. 

Requirements:MD or DO and a computer with a camera/ video capability.    

Preparation:​ ​Short questionnaires or readings may be required before class. Expect at least 2 hours of out of classroom study per session in addition to the weekly session.    

$190.00 for ACHEMT Members
$190.00 for ACHE Members in East & West TN Chapters
$350.00 for Non-Members  

Attendance: The expectation is that you will attend all classes at the scheduled times. You will gain invaluable lessons and tools from interacting with fellow attendees, speaker and panelists.    

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Saint Thomas Health and the American College of Healthcare Executives - Middle Tennessee Chapter. Saint Thomas Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.​ ​Saint Thomas Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 ​AMA PRA Category 1 Credits​™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • February 18th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST: Improved Self Awareness
  • February 25th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Other Awareness (EQ)
  • March 4th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Conflict Resolution
  • March 11th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Difficult Conversations
  • March 18th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Leader Styles & Context
  • March 25th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Working with Teams and Delegating
  • April 1st, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Mentoring & Coaching
  • April 8th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST: Change Management Using Influence
  • April 15th, 2021: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST: Putting It All Together: What I Learned
    • Toolkits
    • Readings
    • Short self exploration questionnaries
    • Opportunity to reflect and share actual challenges you are facing with fellow physicians and panelists
    • Recommended Books:
      • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
      • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grennt, et al.
      • Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
      • Change Monster by Jeanie Daniel Duck
      • Leading With Grit, Grace, and Gratitude by and Ritch Eich


Core Faculty:

Angelique Cohen, MD MBA Dan Ryan, FACHE
Physician Advisor, Saint Thomas CEO Peer Group Chair, Vistage; CEO & President, Ryan Partners
https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelique-cohen-md-mba-0a6595100/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelique-cohen-md-mba-0a6595100/
Tom Tull, FACHE Peter Gimmalvo, PhD, LFACHE
VP, Chief Experience Officer, Ballad Health Independent Consultant, Retired HEalthcare Leadership Development Executive
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-tull-a504b15/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-giammalvo-99028531/
Brandee Norris, PhD Mike Neuser
Program Director/Associate Professor of Health Administration and Management, Trevecca Nazarene University Chief Engagement 7 Strategy Leader, HFR Design & Retired Navy Commanding Officer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/norris-brandee-b20a3071/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mneuser/
Anna Pannier, FACHE, MBA  
VP, Integration; ACHE Regent Chair for Physician Engagement  


Adjunct Faculty 2021:

Deborah Watts, EdD Mark Dunn, MSL, CPC
CEO, Hayde & Company VP, Talent and Organizational Development, Vidant Health
https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahwatts1/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-dunn/
Elliot Cohen, MD Brad Folck
Pulmonologist, HCA Patient Contact Center Specialist
https://health.usnews.com/doctors/elliott-cohen-228714 https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfolck/
Mike Schatzlein, MD, LFACHE  
Principal, The Schlatzlein Group & Retired Health System CEO, Entrepreneur, Board Memer  


Program Advisors:

Trent Beach, FACHE, PhD Natasha Kurth, FACHE, MBA
System Regional Pharmacy Director, CHS Executive Director, Children's Emergency Alliance of TN, Vanderbilt Medical Center; US Army, Retired
https://www.linkedin.com/in/trent-beach-37a4a927/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashakurth/
Brad Folck Janice Belbeck, FACHE
Patient Contact Center Specialist Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Roane State Community College
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfolck/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/janice-belbeck-61085013/
Lisa Piercey, MD, FACHE Clay Runnels, FACHE
Commissioner of Health, Tennessee EVP, Chief Physician Executive, Ballad Health
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-piercey-3829b1171/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/clay-runnels-4b90418b/
Tama Van Decar, MD, FACHE Amit Vashist, MD, FACHE
CMO, HCA SVP, CCO, Ballad Health
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tama-van-decar-1342a563/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-vashist-71427187/


Important step required AFTER registration has been completed: Please be sure to​ attach ​your CV or Bio at the link provided after registration.



$350.00 Non-Member Registration

$190.00 ACHEMT Member Registration

$190.00 ACHE Member Registration (East and West TN Chapters Only)