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Join your host Andrew Tisser with his guest Nate Link MD, MPH, as they talk about the kind of physicians who shouldn’t lead, the attributes of highly effective physician leaders, his book: The Ailing Nation, and more. For Nate, institutions regarding health care need to be continually led by leaders who remain in practice. For these leaders to succeed in their leadership, he always sees putting others first as what works. He believes when climbing the ladder—people will recognize if you’re in it for them—or just for yourself.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The trajectory of Nate’s career from residency to now
  • Is administrative work a viable non-clinical career for people sick of careers in health care?
  • What kind of physicians should not get into leadership roles?
  • The three (3) attributes of leaders who take their people to new places

About Nate’s Book, The Ailing Nation: Lessons from the Bedside for America’s Leaders

Today’s Guest

About Nate Link MD, MPH:

Nate Link, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for Bellevue Hospital since 2012. Dr. Link earned his MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital and NYU School of Medicine in 1986. In 1989, he received an MPH in health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Link served as Chief of the Bellevue Medical Clinics from 1986 to 2001 and Chief of the Medicine Service from 2001 to 2012. Dr. Link’s responsibilities have included oversight of quality and safety across the continuum of care, co-executive sponsorship of lean-based value streams in patient flow and patient experience, several stints per year as inpatient ward attending (hospitalist) and conduct of a variety of inpatient and outpatient teaching conferences.

He was Co-Chief Editor of the “Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine,” winner of the American Medical Writers Association award as Book of the Year for Physicians in 2001. His research and educational interests include evidence-based medicine, patient safety, and the use of information systems to promote effective clinical care. He is the author of book, The Ailing Nation: Lessons from the Bedside for America’s Leaders.

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