Being a Leader: Organizing a Health Services Research Program

  • Ravinder Kang
  • Sandra L. WongEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Health services research (HSR) seeks to understand the factors that influence the need for healthcare services, the care delivered, its cost and quality, as well as the outcomes experienced. Organizing an HSR program requires leadership that leverages personnel, pre-existing infrastructure, and institutional resources. Key leadership principles include dedication to the mission of advancing surgical care through research and a strong commitment to the success of program members.


Health services research Outcomes Surgery Leadership 



Thank you to Drs. Karl Bilimoria, Louise Davies, Justin Dimick, Philip Goodney, Caprice Greenberg, Adil Haider, Lillian Kao, Rachel Kelz, David Penson, and Jennifer Tseng. Without their willingness to share personal experiences and leadership experiences, this chapter would not be possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of SurgeryLebanonUSA

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