About The Book

This volume provides a theoretical framework for visionary leadership as well as specific management techniques to achieve success. The authors focus on maintaining a consistent set of behavioral characteristics for both the leader and the organization as a whole.

The text is written in a conversational style using the authors’ personal experiences and case studies to illustrate the principles and practices of successful leaders. When helpful, the large body of observational work on professional group dynamics is referenced. The text also provides ideal supplemental material for the many leadership programs offered by physician organizations and health care systems.

Developed by an accomplished physician leader from one of the nation’s finest hospital systems and an experienced professor of business, The Best Medicine: A Physician’s Guide to Effective Leadership is of great value to physicians of all levels who are interested in improving their understanding of leadership styles and tactics.




Dr. Bruce L. Gewertz is Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Vice-President for Interventional Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.

He was recently appointed Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs. He also holds the Harriet and Steven Nichols Endowed Chair in Surgery.

From 1989-1992, Dr. Gewertz served as the first Faculty Dean of Medical Education at the University of Chicago, leading a revision of the undergraduate medical school curriculum funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1992, he was named Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery and served in this position for 14 years.

His recruitment of outstanding clinicians and surgical scientists to Chicago during that era allowed the department to increase its basic and clinical research funding more then three-fold. Since joining Cedars-Sinai in June 2006, he has provided professional leadership and oversight for a large surgical/interventional operation.

A particular focus has been personnel and facility upgrades for a multi-disciplinary effort in vascular interventions incorporating vascular surgery, cardiology, neuro-endovascular and peripheral interventions. Within the Department of Surgery, Dr. Gewertz has coordinated recruitments across the full spectrum of modern surgical care.

Please see here for his blog at The Huffington Post.

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Dave Logan is co-founder and president of CultureSync, a University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business faculty member, and New York Times bestselling author.

He is co-founder and president of CultureSync, a management consulting firm focused on the intersection of strategy and culture. CultureSync has consulted to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, major nonprofits, and governments around the world.

He has been on the USC faculty since 1996 (currently as a Senior Lecturer), teaching courses in leadership, innovation, organizational design, negotiation, organizational transformation, and the role of the CEO.  From 2001-2004, he served as Associate Dean and Executive Director of Executive Education. During that time, he started the Master of Medical Management (MMM), a business degree for medical doctors in leadership positions. He is the director of the Organizational Behavior Network for the Social Science Research Network, which curates pre-publication research from leading academics.

Dave Logan authored or co-authored six books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Tribal Leadership (HarperCollins, 2008), and the international bestseller The Three Laws of Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2009), which was endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu.

Professor Logan is often interviewed by the major television networks, is a regular blogger on CBS Money Watch, and has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s “Marketplace.”

Dave has a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from the Annenberg School at USC.

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Paper on the Role of Leadership for Primary Care Physicians

Drs. Gewertz and Logan are finishing a paper on the role of leadership for primary care physicians.
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