Published on May 09, 2018

Twenty-Five Reading Hospital Physicians Graduate from Applied Physician Leadership Academy

Several Reading Hospital physicians are recent graduates of an intensive leadership development program focused on developing their skills in helping others, driving results and bringing about change.

The 25 physician leaders graduated on April 12 from the Applied Physician Leadership Academy (APLA), an 18-month leadership development program that was customized for Tower Health. The program is designed to engage and develop physician as leaders in their individual practices, hospitals, and communities. Physicians learn about their personal leadership style, and topics such as clinical integration, emotional intelligence, leading through change, and performance and business fundamentals. The participants take part in active learning projects where they worked together on achieving Tower Health strategic objectives.

The physician graduates include:

Philip Baney, MD, Family Medicine
Vinod Chacko, MD, Internal Medicine
Uday Dasika, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dennis DiRenzo, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Elizabeth Dohan Villwock, DO, Chief, Section of Internal Medicine
Jaylaine Ghoubrial, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mary Katherine Hollinger-Yurick, MD, Anesthesiology
Hema Iyer, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Brian Kane, MD, Family Medicine
William Kimmel, MD, Pathology
Kristine Leaman, MD, Gynecology
Lisa Leschek-Gelman, MD, Chief, Section of Neurology
Jaime Long, MD, Urogynecology
Sarah Luber, DO, Internal Medicine and Wellness Program Director
William McBride, MD, Neurocritical Care
Sanand Menon, MD, Pediatrics
Binu Pappachen, MD, Hospitalist Services
Tom Psarros, MD, Chief, Section of Neurologic Surgery
Peter Schnatz, DO, Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jessica Schwartz, DO, Internal Medicine
Adam Sigal, MD, Emergency Medicine
Eric Slotkin, DO, Orthopedic Surgery
Joshua Tice, MD, Radiology
Greg Wilson, DO, Cardiology
Jun Sun Yoo, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

This is the second cohort of graduates; last year, 28 physicians graduated from the program. The APLA is offered in conjunction with the Leadership Development Group, a group leadership and organization development consulting firm.