This forum focuses on key issues arising in an employed physician’s workplace (whether hospital, medical college, practice group, independent physician association, or professional staffing organization). Issues to be discussed include: the competing and shared interests of medical employers and physicians; the fundamental tension between physician autonomy and duty of loyalty; the impact of the employment relationship on patient welfare and quality care; and traditional employment law issues, e.g., the employment contract, compensation, benefits, insurance coverage; duties and responsibilities, restrictive covenants, peer review/corrective action, and the interplay of individual agreements, hospital/practice group by-laws, managed care agreements, and external laws and regulations.
Pamela S. Brier, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maimonides Medical Center
Alan Fleischman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and a leading expert in medical ethics
James R. Kahn, Esq., Deputy University Counsel and Secretary of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Robert B. Stulberg, Esq., Partner, Broach & Stulberg, LLP, representing individual physicians and groups of physicians.
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