Congratulations to 2023 Physician LEAD Program Cohort

We'd like to thank everyone that applied for the 2023-2024 Physician LEAD Program!

Please join us in congratulating this year's cohort!

Rebecca Brooks, M.D.
Martin Cadeiras, M.D.
Brian Haus, M.D.
Misty D. Humphries, M.D., MAS, RPVI, FACS
Kuang-Yu Jen, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D., FAAP

Program Details

LEAD Program - Dr. David LubarskyThe Physician LEAD Program – Leadership and Executive Administration Development  is an opportunity for mid-career and senior faculty to expand their skills and knowledge in the business of healthcare. Participants will attend weekly sessions where they will engage with UC Davis Health leaders on a variety of topics and will present a capstone project to be completed with oversight from UC Davis Health Leadership. Key benefits from this program include gaining critical thinking skills as a CEO, a broader understanding of the landscape around the healthcare enterprise, experiential learning opportunities at a high level and focused organizational project support.

Instructors: David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor and CEO And UC Davis Health Leaders

Location: All sessions will take place in-person on the UC Davis Health Campus.

Schedule: All sessions will be offered on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., October 2023 - May 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the LEAD program, please contact Christina McNulty at

Potential topics include:

  • The Fundamentals and Significance of Process
  • Financial Literacy and Funds Flow
  • Understanding the Market
  • Organizational Culture
  • Strategy and Growth
  • Patient Experience
  • Facilities/Healing Environments
  • Brand and Communications
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Industry Partnerships/Relations
  • IT and the EMR
  • Digital Health
  • Government Relations
  • Supply Chain
  • HR/AP Labor Relations
  • Conflict Management and Performance Management
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Program Requirements

  • Interest in the business of healthcare
  • Desire to serve as an academic healthcare leader
  • 10+ years of practice
  • Mid-level or higher in career – ideally with administrative experience (ex. Division/section chief)
  • Departmental leadership sign-off on time commitment (up to 5 hours per month for 7.5 months)
  • Completed application