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Medical Education Retreat 2010

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Leadership and Teamwork Skills in the Medical School Curriculum

Keynote Speaker:

James Kevin Stoller, M.D., M.S.O.D.A. - Executive Diretor of Leadership Development Chair of the Education Institue at the Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician

Dr. Stoller is a pulmonary/critical care physician, Executive Director of Leadership Development and Chairman of the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.  He also serves as the Head of Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy and is a member of the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also served previously as the Vice Chairman of Medicine.  He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and has a secondary appointment as Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Stoller began his career after receiving his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1979 and went on to complete an internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1982, he became a Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a year later accepted a Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in Pulmonary Medicine and as a Robert Wood Clinical Scholar in Clinical Epidemiology.  After completing his fellowship at Yale, he undertook a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Subsequently, he has completed a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Analysis at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and in Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Stoller's current clinical research interests focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and especially alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and on strategies of care delivery, especially regarding respiratory therapy. Dr. Stoller serves as a reviewer and contributor to a number of national and international publications.  He has authored more than 15 books, 72 chapters, 217 original peer-reviewed reports, and over 117 abstracts.

His organizational development activities as Executive Director of Physician Leadership Development include co-directing the Leading in Health Care course for Cleveland Clinic faculty, directing the Cleveland Clinic Academy, and organizing the leadership rotation and on-boarding activities for Cleveland Clinic faculty leaders. Research interests in organizational development regard the impact of leadership development training in health care.

He serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Respiratory Care, as a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, the Journal of Bronchology, and of Thorax, and serves on several boards of directors. Specifically, he is a Trustee of the American Respiratory Care Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the COPD Foundation and is a former board member of the Alpha 1-Foundation, Alpha-1 Association, the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care, of the Board of Medical Advisors of the American Association for Respiratory Care and of the Executive Committee of the COPD Coalition.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Association for Respiratory Care and is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and an honorary life member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Over the years, Dr. Stoller has been invited to speak extensively and has been honored with numerous awards including the 27th Egan Lecturer award and was named a Fellow and Honorary Lifetime Member by the American Association for Respiratory Care. He is also a recipient of the Dean's Academic Achievement Award from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and he received the Best Morning Report Teaching Attending award from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Division of Medicine. Dr. Stoller has been continuously included in the "Best Doctors in America" list and in "America's Top Doctors."


Retreat Info

  • When: February 11, 2010, 8am - 2:45pm

Poster Presentation