Dr. Philip Pizzo, Dr. Arthur Rubenstein, and Dr. Thomas Lawley are former Deans of major Schools of Medicine and leaders in academic medicine.  The three of them not only lead the Academic Advisory Council, but they are also integrally involved in each client engagement.

They leverage decades of experience and leadership to develop customized solutions for medical school, university, and teaching hospital leaders.  The group uses a highly personalized approach to bring to bear their knowledge and experience in assessing and evaluating centers based on a thorough review of available information, gathering input from a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies, assessing and distilling insights, and presenting analysis and recommendations.

Their methodology and guidance has been trusted by institutions around the country.  Their thought leadership is based on knowledge, experience, and wisdom from years in the field.  Below is just a sample of publications attributed to the leaders.

Philip Pizzo, MD

Pizzo, PA.   Case Study:  The Stanford University School of Medicine and its Teaching Hospitals.  Academic Medicine, 2008 Sept; (83(9):867-72.

Lovejoy FH Jr, Nathan DG, Zuckerman BS, Pizzo PA, Fleisher GR, Vinci RJ.  The merger of two pediatric residency programs: lessons learned.  J Pediatr. 2008 Dec; 153(6):731-2.

Pizzo, P.A., Clark, N.M.  Alleviating Suffering 101 – Pain Relief in the United States. N.Engl.J.Med 2012; 366:197-199.

Pizzo, P.A. Lessons in Pain Relief – a Personal Postgraduate Experience.  N Engl J.Med 2013; 369:12: 1092-1093

Valantine, HA, Grewal, D., Manwai, CK, Moseley, J., Shih, MC, Stevenson, D., and Pizzo, PA. The Gender Gap in Academic Medicine: Comparing Results from a Multifaceted Intervention for Stanford Faculty to Peer and National Cohorts.    Acad Med. 2014:89:904-911

Pizzo, P.A.  The Doctor: for Life and at the End of Life.  Annals of Internal Medicine, Ideas and Opinions. 2015; (162(3): 228-229

Pizzo, P.A. and Walker, D.M.  Perspective:  Should we Practice What we Profess?  Care Near the End of Life.  N Engl.J.Med. 2015, 372: 395-598

Arrow K, Auerbach A, Bertko J, Brownlee S,  Casalino LP, Pizzo, P, and others.  Toward a 21st-Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform.  Annals of Intern Med 2009 Apr 7; 150(7): 493-95.

Pizzo, PA, American Pediatric Society’s 2012 John Howland Award Lecture:  Pediatrics Should be a Model for the Conveyance of Science and Medicine; Pediatric Research 2012; 72:324-8.

Pizzo, PA, Prober, C, Braddock, C.  The Future of Graduate Medical Education: is There a Path Forward.  The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: Meeting the Challenge of Healthcare’s Changing Landscape, Steven A. Wartman, ed.  Chapter 11:101-110.  Academic Press, April 2015.

Pizzo, PA. New Transitions, a Changing Journey of Life and Health.  In: The Upside of Aging – How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and purpose, Paul H. Irving.  Chapter 15: 225-236.   John Wiley & Sons, April 2014.

Pizzo, PA, Clark N., Chairs. (For the Institute of Medicine). Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research.  The National Academies Press, 2011.

Pizzo, PA, Walker, DM (Co-Chairs): Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences at the End of Life, Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End-of-Life Issues.  Report Brief.  Institute of Medicine. Sept. 2014

Pizzo, PA and Poplack, DG Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. Seventh Edition.   Lippincott-Raven/Williams & Wilkins, 2015.

Arthur Rubenstein, MD

Levinson, W., Rubenstein, A.  Mission critical—integrating clinician-educators into academic medical centers.  NEJM 341: 840-843 (1999).

Levinson W., Rubenstein A. H.  Integrating Clinician-Educators into Academic Medical Centers:     Challenges and Potential Solutions Academic Medicine 75: 906-912 (2000).

Bickel J. Wara D. Atkinson BF. Cohen LS. Dunn M. Hostler S. Johnson TR. Morahan P. Rubenstein AH. Sheldon GF. Stokes E. Association of American Medical Colleges Project Implementation Committee. Increasing women’s leadership in academic medicine: report of the AAMC Project Implementation Committee. Acad Med. 77:1043-61 (2002).

Rubenstein A.H.  The implications of professionalism for medical education (Presented at the Issues in Medical Ethics 2000 Conference at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY on November 3, 2000.)  Mt. Sinai J Med. 69 (6): 415-417 (2002).

Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment that Promotes Responsible Conduct (Rubenstein A.H.: Chair of Committee). Institute of Medicine/National Research Council, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2002.

A New Paradigm for Medical Education.  Blue Ridge Group.  (Rubenstein A.H.: Contributor to the volume). 2003.

Schwartz M.D., Basco W.T., Grey M.R.., Elmore J.G., Rubenstein A.  Rekindling Student Interest in Generalist Careers. Ann Intern Med. 142:715-724 (2005).

Bowman M.A., Rubenstein A.H., Levine A.S.  Clinical Revenue Investment in Biomedical Research: Lessons from Two Academic Medical Centers. JAMA. 297: 2521–2524 (2007).

Thomas J. Lawley, MD

AAMC Annual Meeting, Keynote Address, The New Excellence, November 2011

Association of Professors of Dermatology, Annual Meeting, Leadership – Lessons Learned, September 2015

Association of Professors of Dermatology, Annual Meeting, Fundraising:  The Perspective from the Medical Center, September 2015

NYU School of Medicine, Third Annual Innovation in Health Care Symposium, December 2012

Emory University Academic Presentation, The Future of Academic Medicine, February 2012

Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, Medical Education:  Time for Reform, Vol. 116, 2005

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