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Three Critical Care Physicians Selected for Mini-MBA Program

Mon, 06/11/2018

Uniting the Practice of Medicine with the Business of Health Care

Three physicians from the Department of Critical Care Medicine have been selected to participate in the highly competitive 2018 Marshall Webster Physician Leadership Program. Assistant professors Chenell Donadee, MD, Matthew Neal, MD, and Mary Przybysz, MD, join a cohort of 28 UPMC physicians for the 12-week program, which is a collaborative venture between the UPMC Physician Services Division and the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Chenell Donadee, MD, is the Assistant Director of the Medical ICU at UPMC Mercy Hospital, and the physician lead in the rollout of the PARTNER family support program to physicians in the 32 intensive care units across the UPMC system. Dr. Donadee is certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine and is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Medicine.

Mary Przybysz, MD, trained as an anesthesiology critical care medicine fellow at UPMC and returned to Pittsburgh as an assistant professor after three years as a Critical Care Associate at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Przybysz is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Matthew Neal, MD, is an assistant professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine, who completed his surgical critical care fellowship at Pitt’s Department of Critical Care Medicine and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His research focuses on coagulopathy and hemostasis following trauma and hemorrhagic shock. He is funded as a principal investigator by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and is co-PI of a Department of Defense Combat Casualty Care Research Program grant.

The Marshall Webster Physician Leadership Program is part of a health care trend across the country that enables doctors early in their medical careers to learn about business concepts applicable to improving the quality and delivery of care. The curriculum of this "Mini-MBA" program includes business analytics and leadership skills. The program has trained approximately 30 UPMC doctors each year since 2007.