Opus College of Business Alumni, Faculty and Advisors Honored as Health Care Leaders

Friday, September 5, 2008

Every four years, Minnesota Physician Publishing compiles a list of the 100 most influential health care leaders in Minnesota. Readers of Minnesota Physician are invited to nominate colleagues whose outstanding work in health care should be acknowledged in a special issue of the newspaper.

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is proud to recognize the 15 alumni, faculty and advisors honored in the August 2008 edition of this prestigious list. These and the others profiled in the list were chosen because they exemplified the spirit of inspiration and leadership across the spectrum of clinical care, health care policy, research and management.

John Allen, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’01
Medical Director for Quality, MN Gastroenterology; Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Board Chairman
 
Mary Brainerd, UST MBA ’79
President & CEO, HealthPartners

Julie Brunner, JD, Health Care UST MBA Advisory Board member
Executive Director, MN Council of Health Plans

Charles Fazio, MD, MS, Physician Leadership College faculty
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Medica

Carol Grabowski, MD, Physician Leadership College ’06
Medical Director of Radiation and Oncology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital- Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

Allen Horn, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’05
President, CentraCare Clinic

Phillip Kibort, MD, Executive UST MBA ’98, Physician Leadership College faculty
Chief Medical Officer & VP of Medical Affairs, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Robert Meiches, MD, UST MBA ’93, Physician Leadership College faculty
CEO, Minnesota Medical Association

Margaret Perryman, FACHE, UST MBA ’78
President & CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Peter Person, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’99, Physician Leadership College faculty
CEO, SMDC Health System and Essentia Health

Terence Pladson, MD, FACPE , Health Care UST MBA ’99
President & CEO, CentraCare Health System

Jeffrey Schiff, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’05
Medical Director for Minnesota Health Care Programs, MN Dept. of Human Services

Jon Thomas, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’01
President, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of MN

Michael Trangle, MD, Physician Leadership College, ’00
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Regions Hospital, HealthPartners

David Wessner, MHA, Health Care UST MBA Advisory Board member
President & CEO, Park Nicollet Health Services

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business educates students and working professionals to become effective, ethical business leaders and to be constructive contributors to society. Through undergraduate and graduate degree programs, executive training, and professional development the Opus College of Business provides a relevant, personal education to help students achieve their personal and professional goals.

University of St. Thomas Press Release, 09/05/2008