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Physician Executive MBA Program

Haslam College of Business

2022 Physician Leadership Symposium

Each year, the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program is proud to bring back our alums to present their current work to improve the health care delivery systems of the world at our Physician Leadership Symposium. This year’s program will feature presentations from PEMBA graduates who have started physician services companies to methods of addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Native American population to applying advanced artificial intelligence programs to improve the value of health care. Our alums have truly changed the world of health care by applying the knowledge they gained from their time in the PEMBA program, and we’re pleased to feature their work at the monthly Physicians’ Leadership Symposium sessions. And there’s a bonus! You may earn one hour of CME credit from the University of Tennessee for every hour you attend. So, welcome everyone! Enjoy, network, and keep learning from your colleagues!

Leveraging Your MBA

About This Seminar

This seminar will provide the learner with information regarding opportunities to leverage their MBA degree within healthcare organizations. The content will focus on those opportunities most well suited to physicians with an advanced degree. Dr. Chapin will discuss different perspectives on the value of the MBA depending on the organization you will be applying to. He will also discuss differences in the value of the MBA compared to other master level degrees.


Topic & SpeakerDate & Time Pre-Registration Link
Managing for Success in Large Health Care Systems
Pranav Mehta, MD, MBA and Mark Dotson, MBA
February 15
5:00pm — 6:00pm EST
Healthy Tribes: Supporting Innovative, Culturally - Responsive Public Health Infrastructure to Improve Wellness in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
Julianna Reece, MD, MPH, MBA
March 15
5:00pm — 6:00pm EDT
Healthcare AI: Augmenting clinical Workflow
Ben Babu, MD, MBA
April 19
12:00pm — 1:00pm EDT
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare: Building a Physicians Services Company from the Ground Up
Boykin Robinson, MD, MBA
May 17
12:00pm — 1:00pm EDT
Leverage Your MBA: Opportunities in Healthcare for Physicians
Norm Chapin, MD, MBA
June 21
5:00pm — 6:00pm EDT
Value Based Care as a Standard for Healthcare
Ugo Uwaoma, MD, MBA
July 19
5:00pm — 6:00pm EDT
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for a Major Health System - What do you do?
Arthur Townsend, IV, MD, MBA
August 16
Transitions for Physician Leaders – Moving between Payer and Provider Sectors
Amit Prasad, MD, MBA
September 20
12:00pm — 1:00pm EDT
Behavioral Health Services in Challenging Times
Harsh Trivedi, MD, MBA
October 18
Challenges for a Chief Medical Executive in an Academic Health System
Jay Grider, DO, PhD, MBA
November 15
12:00pm — 1:00pm EST
Alternative Careers for Physician Leaders
Jason Hayes, MD, MBA, MSPH
December 13
5:00pm — 6:00pm EST

Continuing Medical Education

The UT Health Science Center aims to improve human health through education, research, clinical care and public service. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is committed to serving the state and region through programs of excellence in education, patient care, research and other public service initiatives, which advance the health of the general public. By conducting Continuing Medical Education activities that have been developed based upon varied needs assessment methodology and in full compliance with ACCME standards and University policies, the CME program will affect an improvement in the competence and knowledge of area physicians while increasing their appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education through the joint providership of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

Physicians: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates each live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session (up to a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the entire series). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity(ies).

Need Assistance?

Contact Tom Brown at or 865-742-1596(m), 865-974-1772(o)