Leading an Academic Medical Practice

  • Lee Bach Lu
  • Ernie-Paul Barrette
  • Craig Noronha
  • Halle G. Sobel
  • Daniel G. Tobin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Clinic Director and Faculty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Halle G. Sobel, Mark E. Pasanen
      Pages 3-7
    3. Alaka Ray, Priya Radhakrishnan, Halle G. Sobel
      Pages 9-20
    4. Mohan Nadkarni, Ira Helenius
      Pages 21-27
    5. Lee B. Lu, Scott V. Joy
      Pages 29-60
  3. Resident Clinic Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Craig Noronha, Mark E. Pasanen
      Pages 63-69
    3. Emily Fondahn, Daniel S. Kim
      Pages 71-82
    4. Jillian S. Catalanotti, Parvinder Sheena Khurana
      Pages 83-91
    5. Inginia Genao, Laura Whitman
      Pages 93-101
  4. Academic and Clinical Workflows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. William Weppner, Craig Noronha, Mamta (Mimi) K. Singh
      Pages 105-120
    3. William Weppner, Reena Gupta, Robert J. Fortuna
      Pages 121-128
    4. Robert J. Fortuna, Halle G. Sobel
      Pages 129-138
    5. Parvinder Sheena Khurana, Chad Henson, M. Danielle King
      Pages 139-147
    6. Parvinder Sheena Khurana, Lee B. Lu
      Pages 149-155
    7. Daniel G. Tobin, Ernie-Paul Barrette
      Pages 157-180
  5. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Margaret C. Lo, Alia Chisty, Emily Mullen
      Pages 183-210
    3. Gail Berkenblit, Elizabeth Koehler, Jeremy Epstein
      Pages 211-222
    4. Achilia Morrow, Kelly White
      Pages 223-241
  6. Quality Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Emily Fondahn
      Pages 245-257
    3. Craig Noronha
      Pages 259-268
    4. Emily Fondahn, Claire Horton
      Pages 269-280
    5. Jillian S. Catalanotti, Parvinder Sheena Khurana
      Pages 281-288
  7. Models of Care Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Priya Radhakrishnan
      Pages 291-302
    3. Rebekah A. Kaplowitz
      Pages 303-312
    4. William Weppner, Bradley H. Crotty
      Pages 313-323
    5. Magni Hamso, Shwetha Iyer
      Pages 325-338
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


This book informs and supports medical educators and clinic leaders regarding the key clinical and administrative components necessary to run an academic medical practice. From a group of expert faculty from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) with years of experience in managing academic medical practices, this manual offers comprehensive guidance to the clinic director regarding critical factors involved with running an academic medical practice including, but not limited to:  compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements, clinic orientation and curricula implementation, clinic workflow challenges, billing, coding, and the Primary Care Exception Rule, productivity metrics and quality indicators, evaluation and feedback for trainees, faculty, and clinic staff, implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), development of controlled substance prescribing policies, medical student involvement in resident clinics, and Veteran Affairs practices and non-traditional care settings. The scope of this book is sufficiently broad to be comprehensive and practical while still anticipating the further evolution of the academic medical practice in the years to come.   Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of clinic leadership and will offer real-world examples and management “pearls” for the clinic director.  Chapters highlight common challenges and solutions and should be useful across disparate practice settings. This is an ideal resource for clinic directors, core faculty, and clinic leadership in academic outpatient medical practices, particularly those within the field of Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and related specialties.   


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lee Bach Lu
    • 1
  • Ernie-Paul Barrette
    • 2
  • Craig Noronha
    • 3
  • Halle G. Sobel
    • 4
  • Daniel G. Tobin
    • 5
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  4. 4.University of Vermont, Robert Larner M.D. College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68266-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68267-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology