Medical Leadership



FMLM and BMJ Leaders in Healthcare Conference 2017

In the driving seat: How to evolve effective leaders of hospitals, British Medical Association - BMA News, November 2017. More...

Shouldn't Doctors Control Hospital Care?' by Sandeep Jauhar, New York Times, October 10, 2017. More...

New programme helps nurture NHS leaders of the future, The Guardian, May 3, 2017. More...

Study Shows That Doctors Make Better Hospital Leaders, Forbes, February 26, 2017 by Bruce Y Lee More...

Viewpoint: 3 reasons the best hospitals are led by physicians, Becker's Hospital Review, December 2016 More...

Major American Health Network shakes up leadership, Tribune-Review, 18 May 2016. More...

Doctors should be running hospitals - here's why', The Conversation 2015.

As per every election since its inception in 1948, the NHS is a political football; this time it is being kicked around by seven teams. One wonders when the UK will learn from its European neighbours about the benefits of depoliticised healthcare. More...


Doctors are fighting with their MBA bosses, Businessweek, 2014.

"Tensions between physicians and the business school types managing them have brewed for years, as health care shifted toward relying on business people rather than clinicians to run medical centers. Now the strains are beginning to creep into public view. It can get ugly." Natalie Kitroeff More...


Restoring expert leadership in psychiatric practice and elsewhere, Magazine of the Australian Medical Association, 2014. More...

Professional doctors know best when it comes to running first-rate hospitals, Global Times, 2013.

"In dealing with the day-to-day work of managing medical institutions, the trend has been to bring in professional administrators to handle the bureaucracy, theoretically freeing up doctors for the medical duties they've studied so long to master. Yet in practice, the growing numbers of administrators have proven more burden than help for many hospitals. Doctors all over the developed world frequently complain of the growing costs of nonmedical staff." James Palmer More...


Should hospitals be run by doctors?, New York Times, 2011.

"Are the best hospitals run by medical doctors or business managers?
The conventional wisdom is that doctors should focus on patient care, and managers with a business or administrative background are better suited to running the day-to-day operations of a hospital" Tara Parker-Pope More...


Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals, The Guardian Newspaper, 2011.

Would hospitals have fared better over the last 30 years if doctors were in charge? More...


Doctors make the best managers, study concludes, British Medical Journal, 2011.

Hospitals run by doctors outperform those run by managers, a study of 300 of the best hospitals in the United States has found More...


Physician-led hospitals likely to rank high, American Medical News, 2011. More...

Best U.S. hospitals are run by physicians, study finds, Science Daily, 2011.

According to the latest data, outstanding hospitals tend to be those run by somebody with a medical degree More...


Study: MDs may run hospitals better than MBAs , CMIO 2011. More...

Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals , UTV, 2011. More...

Hospitals healthier when run by doctors, which rarely occurs , AllGov, 2011.

Doctors "are more likely to better understand the conditions under which their fellow core workers-doctors and nurses-will function best," More...