Interview Series: Lessons from Health Care Leaders

Leadership has been described as the art of taking people to a place that, on their own, they’d not choose to go. On behalf of NEJM Catalyst, Mary Jane Kornacki, MS, Founding Partner of Amicus, Inc., talks with some of the leading figures in health care today about their experiences from the front lines of leadership. Amy Compton-Phillips, Gary Kaplan, Howard Green, Jim Reinertsen, Joseph Pina, Michael Shabot, and Nick Restrepo discuss experiencing failure, being introspective, role models and challenging colleagues, and their success stories.

Lessons in Leadership


Gary Kaplan Head Shot

Gary Kaplan, MD

CEO and Chairman, Virginia Mason Health System


Howard Green Head Shot

Howard Green, MD

Chief of Anesthesiology, Winchester Medical Center


Joseph Pina Head Shot

U.S. Army Col. Joseph S. Pina, MD

Commander, DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic


Michael Shabot Head Shot

Michael Shabot, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System


Jim Reinertsen Head Shot

James Reinertsen, MD

President, The Reinertsen Group


Amy Compton-Phillips Head Shot_small

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health


Nick Restrepo Head Shot

Nick Restrepo, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Winchester Medical Center


These stories were recorded at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 28th Annual National Forum in Orlando, Florida, on December 4–7, 2016 by Mary Jane Kornacki on behalf of NEJM Catalyst. We wish to thank IHI for support of this project, especially Madge Kaplan for her technical advice and guidance.

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