A panel of nationally recognized physician leaders selected the 1999 winners of the Physician Executive Award of Excellence:
Management Science Corp., is a member of the faculty of the American College of Physician Executives, where he has trained physician leaders for success in managed care. Based in Sacramento, Calif., he previously was a principal with the consulting firm Lawson & Associates in Sacramento and served as senior vice president and CMO at Sutter Health, a not-for-profit integrated delivery system in Sacramento. He earned his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco.
Michael Guthrie, M.D., vice president, Premier Practice Management, San Diego, has held senior management positions in health systems in Colorado and California and is a past president of the American College of Physician Executives and a past trustee of The Healthcare Forum. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Barbara LeTourneau, M.D., vice president, medical affairs, Allina Health System, St. Paul, Minn., was interim medical director of Medica Health Plan and director of emergency medical services at Health One Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn. She is a diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Major Gen. Leonard Randolph Jr., M.C., is special assistant, Air Force Surgeon General, with responsibility for the re-engineering of the Air Force Medical Service, a system of 79 medical treatment facilities. He entered the Air Force in 1970 while attending Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. He has commanded hospitals at George Air Force Base in California, served as medical center at Travis Air Force Base in California and was acting commander at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio. He is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and is a chief flight surgeon.
David Shulkin, M.D., chief quality officer and chief medical officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, is editor of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and of Hospital Physician. He runs a fellowship at Penn for training physicians in quality management and managed care that attracts physicians from around the country. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and received advanced training in quality assessment, outcomes research and cost-effective analysis as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.