Physicians Leadership Academy

The mission of the Physician Leadership Academy is to provide an engaging and comprehensive educational experience for practicing physicians new to practice or being groomed for organizational leadership roles. Establish a foundational, practical knowledge base for physicians working in independent private practice, academic, or part of an integrated delivery system. To immerse physicians in pertinent technical and managerial principles; positioning for success in a dynamically evolving industry as prepared organizational leaders.

“I recently attended the 2019 LSMS Physician's Leadership Academy at the Business Education Complex. The program was excellent! In addition, the hospitably was outstanding. Kudos to the management for a seamless educational program that was very well conducted. The food was great and the tour was very informative and fun."
-Fawad Khan, MD, Spring 2019 PLA Graduate

2020 Spring Academy - Postponed until further notice

Event details:
Location: LSU College of Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - Classroom 1420

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Topics to be covered:

  • 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Finance and Operations, Innovation and Disruption, Digital Healthcare, Professional Horizon of Healthcare, Current State of Healthcare and Healthcare Reform
  • 12:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch onsite
  • 1 - 3 p.m. - Professional Branding
  • 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Business of NCAA Sports Tour
  • 5 - 7 p.m. - Networking Dinner and Cocktails

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered:

  • 8 a.m. - noon - Leadership Presence; Authentic Leadership and Leading High-Performance Teams
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m. - Graduation Lunch

For more information, email LSMS Manager of Special Projects & Operations, Sarah Edwards,

The Physicians Leadership Academy is sponsored by the LSMS and executed by the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Executive Education Department

2019 Spring Academy

April 4-6, 2019, 15 LSMS members attended the 4th LSMS Physicians Leadership Academy in partnership with LSU Executive Education. They participated in engaging lectures covering finance, innovation, digital healthcare, accountability, strategic management, and professional branding. This year’s academy also included a private gourmet reception with Jay Ducote, a tour of LSU Football Operations, and tickets to the LSU-Texas A&M baseball game.

Congratulations to the 2019 class: David Alleva, MD, Luis Arencibia, MD, Maggie Butler, MD, William Davis, MD, Albert Gutierrez, MD, John Jones, MD, Fawad Khan, MD, Jeffrey Kuo, MD, Lance LaMotte, MD, Joseph Larivierre, MD, Andrew Olinde, MD, Christopher Rodrigue, MD, Troy Scroggins, MD, Greta Wilkes, MD, David “Art” Yarbrough, MD. Thank you for taking the time to develop your leadership skills and to enhance the practice of medicine.

For more information on upcoming dates, please contact Sarah Edwards, Manager of Operations & Special Projects,


Topics covered in the Spring 2019 Academy:

Finance and Operations
Financial Primer
Reimbursement Models
Population Health
Workforce Planning and Redesign
Innovation and Disruption
The Renewed Urge to Merge
External Market Disruption: Google, Amazon, Walmart
The Quality Mandate
Team-Based Care Delivery
Digital Healthcare
Digital Health
Data Analytics and Organizational Benchmarking
Remote Monitoring
Cybersecurity and HIPAA Update
Leadership Presence & Authentic Leadership
Leading High-Performance Teams
Culture of Accountability
Building Commitment to Goals
Strategic Thinking, Agility, and Innovation in the Business of Medicine
Professional Branding

The Physicians Leadership Academy is sponsored by the LSMS and executed by the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Executive Education Department.