Their cries are soul-piercing. Their bodies writhe uncontrollably. Their addiction to drugs is passed on to them by their mothers. The disease is called neonatal abstinence syndrome, and physician and soon-to-be UT graduate Geogy Thomas is determined to help pregnant women in East Tennessee detox.
Dr. Michael Marks and Dr. Susanne White, graduates of UT’s Physician Executive MBA program, were spotlighted in this article from American Medical News. They spoke about how having a career in business doesn’t mean leaving the hospital behind.
With legislators debating a health care redesign, there is a lot of discussion about what’s wrong with American health care and how it could be fixed. The College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville has been working with health care professionals for more than 10 years, teaching them the business of health care to improve quality, improve patient outcomes and lower costs.
Two physician leaders from Asia, who met in 2008 as students in the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program at UT Knoxville have partnered to improve patient care in Saipan. Dr. Takeo Tedoriya is a professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Ahmad Al-Alou is an internist and medical director for a practice in Saipan.