Wiley “Chip” Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, is an internationally recognized academic leader and a professor of surgery at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Souba, who has served as medical school dean and VP for Health Affairs at both Ohio State University and Dartmouth, holds an MD from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston (1978), a Doctor of Science in nutritional biochemistry from the Harvard School of Public Health (1984), and an MBA from Boston University (1998). He did his surgical residency and fellowship training at the University of Texas in Houston, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston.
Souba has held faculty appointments at the University of Florida, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Penn State, Ohio State, and Dartmouth. He is known for his innovative approaches to teaching and developing leaders and leadership. He is a prolific writer, a gifted teacher, and a captivating speaker. Souba’s stand is for a world where everybody counts, which, he believes, will come to fruition, if and only if, more people embark on the inward journey of leadership.
Tony Tsai currently serves as the director of education strategy and leadership development at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Tony is seeking to bring greater balance between the “why” and the “how” in education and education culture. He has worked with thousands of students, faculty, and staff to promote a greater sense of meaning and purpose within their experience of education. In his leadership role, he has helped lead changes in higher education towards greater student leadership and empowerment.
He graduated with a degree in business from the Wharton School of Business. After college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Infantry Division. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and went on to work in corporate finance; but secretly, he didn’t like finance all that much and instead preferred his side role as a recruiter.
In 2005, he left his corporate role to head up the Career Center at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Advising students on life choices and careers was much more meaningful, but he wanted to teach. Joining the faculty of University of Michigan Medical School, Tony began teaching leadership to post-resident fellows and junior faculty, and helped lead the development of a masters program in medical education and the transformation of a medical school curriculum towards student leadership. During that time he also working in the Health Systems HR in the OD office doing cultural transformation work around value-driven healthcare.
He continues to work in medical education, transforming educational programs and culture towards greater physician leadership.
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