Leadership Opportunities in Healthcare in a Time of Covid

Vivek Moitra

Dr. Vivek Moitra is an Allen I. Hyman Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He specializes in intensive care and anesthesiology and has been the Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine for the past 5 years.

Additionally, Dr. Moitra has an MHA focused in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is an aspiring servant leader and describes himself as a “work in progress.”

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Vivek Moitra discusses the culture that exists in medicine and health care
  • How does a leader build a culture where everyone on their team is encouraged to discuss solutions?
  • The idea of servant leadership
  • Dr. Moitra shares his philosophy around giving feedback
  • Reframing failure as a learning opportunity
  • How do you achieve a cohesive vision in medicine when certain aspects of health care have different missions?
  • The leaders and mentors that influenced Dr. Moitra along the way
  • Dr. Moitra talks about the current state of his hospital as the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

In this episode…

It’s been said that culture happens when people aren’t looking. In medicine and many aspects of health care, this same idea can play out when individual accomplishments are rewarded while team achievements are often overlooked. Dr. Vivek Moitra, an anesthesiologist and Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, believes that everyone on his team plays a leadership role when developing a health care culture that is safe, consistent, and joyful.

Join Dr. Vivek Moitra and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Dr. Moitra shares his journey to becoming an anesthesiologist and talks about his current role “leading a team of leaders.” They discuss the ego complex often found in medicine, the importance of showing vulnerability, and the value of servant leadership and empowering others to grow. You’ll also hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic created opportunities to change the culture around health care.

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This episode is brought to you by Next Wave Leadership.

Founded by Dov Pollack, Next Wave Leadership is an executive coaching firm focused on helping CEOs, executives and emerging leaders overcome their limiting beliefs which is an essential part of creating a growth mindset culture.

If you are looking to grow as a leader and create a vibrant and innovative culture in your organization, Next Wave Leadership can help you get the results you want and need.

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