Top 25 Emerging Leaders
MaCalus Hogan, 38
Vice chair of orthopaedic surgery and medical director for outcomes and registries, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
An ankle fracture in high school led Dr. MaCalus Hogan to a lifelong career in healthcare. The surgeon who operated on his ankle invited Hogan to shadow him during summers and holidays; he's been dedicated to orthopedics ever since.
"I love providing patient and surgical care, but the most exciting piece is as I'm providing that care, I have the opportunity to think about how it can be provided better, more efficiently and more abundantly. I'm involved in the evolution of that care delivery; that's what makes my job exciting," he said.
In which TV medical drama would you star? "Scrubs"
What musician would you dream of having perform at your next birthday celebration? OutKast
What superhero are you? Black Lightning
A man with many titles, Hogan was recently appointed medical director of outcomes and registries at the Wolff Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation at UPMC. He has put new metrics in place from a bundled-payment contract that's resulted in outcomes data being collected on 80% of preoperative patients and 60% of post-op patients.
Just as Hogan was mentored, he has several proteges at UPMC.
"I want to really take healthcare, not to the next level, but beyond whatever the next level may be. I tell my residents all the time, we have to be prepared for the future that will not be like today. Everything is the next beginning," he said.