July 23, 2015

Slavin to talk future of academic medicine as part of annual lecture series

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PLS headshotPeter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “The Future of Academic Medicine” on Thursday, Aug. 6 as the featured speaker for the 2015 Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture, sponsored by UAB Medicine.

Slavin’s presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. One hour of Continuing Medical Education credit is available, and a limited number of lunches will be provided for attendees. 

Slavin has a distinguished career in academic medicine. He was named president of Massachusetts General in January 2003, following three years as chairman and chief executive office of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included over 1,700 physicians and employed nearly 1,000 of them.  

From 1997 to 1999, Slavin served as President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  Before that, he did his training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1984 to 1987 and was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 1994 to 1997.

Slavin graduated from Harvard College in 1979, Harvard Medical School in 1984, and Harvard Business School in 1990. He teaches internal medicine and health care management at Harvard Medical School where he is a professor of health care policy.

He serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and is chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Board.  He also serves on the Overseers Board of the Geisel School of Medicine and the Arsenal Healthcare Advisory Board.

The lecture is part of the annual Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series, which brings high-profile leaders to Birmingham to discuss issues facing UAB and other prominent academic medical centers across all missions.