3 Chattanooga Physicians Taking Part in John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership Immersion Program

Three Chattanooga physicians have been selected for the John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership Immersion Program. Dr. Jacob Dowden (GS), University Surgical Associates; Dr. Leslie Griffin (FM), UT Family Medicine; and Dr. Eileen Lorenz (DR), Tennessee Interventional and Imaging Associates, will gain leadership training in teamwork, collaboration, conflict resolution, and media and communications over two weekend trainings and webinars conducted by expert facilitators.

Program content includes:

  • Orientation and Leadership Overview: Introduction to medical leadership, decision making, teamwork, collaboration and influence and negotiation.
  • Collaboration and Influence: Self-assessment, interpersonal skills, group dynamics and leadership with stakeholders.
  • Decision Making, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation: Successfully negotiating various situations to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Medical Advocacy, Media and Communications: Presentation skills, written documents and media training; legislative process, approaches to medical advocacy and grassroots movements.

The Tennessee Medical Association underwrites 80 percent of the Leadership Institute costs thanks to funding from the Tennessee Medical Education Fund and a grant from The Physicians Foundation.

For information about future leadership programs, contact: Angie Madden, 615.460.1662