UW School of Medicine Rising Leaders is a course designed to bring practical leadership skills to School of Medicine faculty who are new to leadership or aspiring to new leadership roles, as well as help build connections and community across our system. We created this program to develop leadership skills across the School of Medicine and to help our faculty thrive in new leadership roles.

This course consists of ten monthly sessions on Wednesday afternoons and covers topics including principles of adaptive leadership, team building, coaching, managing conflict, and more.


Course Information

2022-2023 Agenda

Each session occurs monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 1-5pm except for February and April, which are on the third Wednesday.

September 14, 2022 Understanding Yourself as a Leader
October 12, 2022 Inclusive Leadership and Collaborative Teams
November 9, 2022 Principles of Adaptive Leadership
December 14, 2022 Leading Change and Strategies for Effective Communication
January 11, 2023 Strategic Planning and Understanding Your Organization
February 15, 2023* Managing Conflict
March 8, 2023 Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsoring as a Leader
April 19, 2023* Negotiation and How to Manage Teams
May 10, 2023 Key Financial Concepts
June 14, 2023 Career Advancement and Course Recap

* third Wednesday of the month

2022-2023 Cohort

Andres Barria, Physiology and Biophysics Kate Debiec, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brad Rolf, Medicine – Genetics Kristina Dzara, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Brittany Barber, Otolaryngology Lauren Whiteside, Emergency Medicine
Bryan Balmadrid, Medicine – Gastroenterology M. Kennedy Hall, Emergency Medicine
Christina Lam, Pediatrics – Genetics Mallory Kremer, Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Horne, Medicine – PCCM Mattie Pioro, Medicine
Deborah Crane, Rehabilitation Medicine Matt Cunningham, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Eric Morrell, Medicine – PCCM Michelle Cowan, Surgery
Estell Williams, Surgery Molly Rosenthal, Medicine – General Internal Medicine
Heather Ranney, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nita Khandelwal, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Jacob Doll, Medicine – Cardiology Ramanpreet Toor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jennifer Chao, Ophthalmology Sara Vora, Pediatrics – Infectious Disease
Jennifer Davis, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Susan Ferguson, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jennifer Ray, Medicine – Gastroenterology Todd Blumberg, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Johnnie Orozco, Medicine – Oncology Ying Zhang, Family Medicine
Jonathan Cogen, Pulmonary – Pediatrics