Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Center for Health & Medical Affairs

Tenth Annual William E. Petersen Symposium on Physician Leadership

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 PM

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Health Care Reform, Past and Present

The 2009 William E. Petersen Symposium on Physician Leadership will feature Dr. James Mongan, president and chief executive officer of Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, an integrated health system founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

A professor of health policy and a professor of social medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mongan also serves on the board of the Commonwealth Fund and chairs its Commission on a High Performance Health System.

Dr. Mongan is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served on the boards of the American Hospital Association and the Kaiser Family Foundation, and was a member of both the Medicare Prospective Payment Assessment Commission established by
Congress and the Institute of Medicine’s Commission on the Consequences of Uninsurance.

He has received numerous awards and was most recently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the Most Powerful Physician Executive in the U.S. in 2008.

The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Schulze Hall Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Atrium.

Dr. William E. Petersen was chief medical officer for Allina Health System. Prior to that, he served as vice president of medical affairs at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He was in private practice, specializing in internal medicine, for 32 years. He served as director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs from 1995 until he retired in 1999.  Throughout his career, Dr. Petersen has modeled the most positive aspects of the physician executive and leader.

Register to Attend

RSVP by Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at or call (651) 962-4600 for more information.

Event Details:
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation and the University of St. Thomas Center for Health & Medical Affairs in cooperation with the National Institute of Health Policy.

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