Leadership in Surgery

  • Michael W. MulhollandEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Strong surgical leadership is required for Surgery to remain relevant to the future practice of medicine. Failing that, Surgery may be reduced to a technical specialty like interventional radiology, and vulnerable to loss of identity and to displacement from decision making regarding delivery of care. Surgical leadership must be future-oriented, applying lessons from the past to circumstances yet to come. At its best, leadership involves creation of a positive future by communicating the idea that cooperative behavior always achieves more than self-motivated behavior. This chapter serves to discuss the concept of leadership in surgery, values that are important, the leadership phenotype, and how to prepare for leadership in surgery.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgical Training Leadership Development Effective Leader Leadership Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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