As Children’s vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, I have spent most of my adult life in multiple roles at Children’s. I started as a medical student followed by residency at both of our campuses back in 1976. I went into practice in 1982 as a pediatric gastroenterologist after a fellowship with what is now Minnesota Gastroenterology, and became chief of staff in 1991 at Minneapolis Children’s.
In the years between 1992 and 1994, I transitioned into a management role. I was the medical director of ambulatory services for a few years, then became an executive in 1997, having responsibilities for strategic planning, new business development, marketing, communications, systems advancement as well as having continuing oversight over ambulatory and taking operational aspects of environmental services and facilities. In 2001, I became vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.
My blogs will be focused on the intersection of medicine and business. The good, the bad and the ugly. I will spend most of my blogs dealing with issues that we are facing at the management level in healthcare, hopefully taking what I have learned from my experiences as well as what the latest literature is saying. Hopefully I will be able to share insights and knowledge that you will find useful.
As a baby boomer, hopefully I can adapt to the world of Generation Xers, Yers, and maybe even a few future digital natives out there. I’m willing to take this step if you are.
We’ve created this blog for all of you to be able to ask about Children’s and kids’ health. Over the next few posts, we’ll introduce the regular contributors to the blog. What would you like to read about? Leave a comment below.
Phillip M. Kibort, MD, MBA
Vice President Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Phone: 612-813-6165 or 651-220-6165