Alumni, Faculty and Advisors Honored as Health Care Leaders Opus College of Business 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 ChairmanMary Brainerd, UST MBA ’79 President & CEO, HealthPartnersJulie Brunner, JD, Health Care UST MBA Advisory Board member Executive Director, MN Council of Health PlansCharles Fazio, MD, MS, Physician Leadership College faculty Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, MedicaCarol Grabowski, MD, Physician Leadership College ’06 Medical Director of Radiation and Oncology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital- Virginia Piper Cancer InstituteAllen Horn, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’05 President, CentraCare ClinicPhillip Kibort, MD, Executive UST MBA ’98, Physician Leadership College faculty Chief Medical Officer & VP of Medical Affairs, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MinnesotaRobert Meiches, MD, UST MBA ’93, Physician Leadership College faculty CEO, Minnesota Medical AssociationMargaret Perryman, FACHE, UST MBA ’78 President & CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthcarePeter Person, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’99, Physician Leadership College faculty CEO, SMDC Health System and Essentia HealthTerence Pladson, MD, FACPE , Health Care UST MBA ’99 President & CEO, CentraCare Health SystemJeffrey Schiff, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’05 Medical Director for Minnesota Health Care Programs, MN Dept. of Human ServicesJon Thomas, MD, Health Care UST MBA ’01 President, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Care of MNMichael Trangle, MD, Physician Leadership College, ’00 Vice President of Medical Affairs, Regions Hospital, HealthPartnersDavid Wessner, MHA, Health Care UST MBA Advisory Board member President & CEO, Park Nicollet Health ServicesThe 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.