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A 30-year-old female asked:

i need to interview a physician and get their assessment of management in the healthcare field. do you believe your ceo should be a fellow physician?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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No and yes: A ceo does not have to be a physician. Most are not physician. Chief executive officer has the function of overseeing the operation of a company, evaluating the finances, operations etc. Should be a person with business education and experience. Few doctors have that preparation in addition to their medical training.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No: Typically, the ceo has responsibilities as a communicator, decision maker, leader, manager and executor. The communicator role can involve the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as the organization's management and employees; the decision-making role involves high-level decisions about policy and strategy. As a leader, the ceo advises the board of directors, motivates employees.

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