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David J. Bachrach, FACMPE/FACHE

David Bachrach has more than 50 years of experience, including service as a senior executive in several physician-led academic health care organizations, including the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has held concurrent faculty appointments, most recently as Professor of Health Services Management at M. D. Anderson. He holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Health Services Management and Hospital Administration and is a Fellow in both the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bachrach has served as a leader of several professional and community organizations. He served as Chair of the American College of Medical Practice Executives during 2002-2003. In 2007 he was awarded MGMA/ACMPEs Harry J. Harwick Award for Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Administration.

His academic interests over the past 25 years have focused on the development of physician executive’s leadership skills. To that end he took a sabbatical from his own executive responsibilities to pursue the question, “How can we better select and develop physician leaders in our academic medical centers?” This led to several publications and a decision to create a fulltime practice coaching physicians in developing exceptional leadership skills.

The Physician Executive’s Coach, Inc., founded in September 1998 and based in Boulder, Colorado, has provided leadership coaching support to more than 300 leaders at some of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Bachrach has spoken about physician leadership issues to professional organizations and published more than 25 articles and book chapters and co-edited a published text on Faculty Practice Plans.

David and Linda Bachrach have been married since 1969 and have two children; both school teachers in the New York City area. Linda Bachrach has had a career in higher education fund raising and served for five years as a consultant advising people of wealth on philanthropy and assisting small non-profit organizations with their fundraising endeavors. Linda is now serves as the Principal of My PrimeTime Coach, LLC; a Life Coach working with men and women in transition to an enriched life in their prime time years (ages 55-75).

Curriculum Vitae

Bona Fides

Linda Bachrach

Linda Bachrach, My PrimeTime Coach, specializes in working with people who are in the process of transitioning from one phase of their life to another. Linda works with individuals who are interested in making a career transition and college and university faculty who are considering retirement. Linda holds a BA in History and a Masters in Special Education (MEd). She earned her coaching certification at the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, www.hudsoninstitute.com.

Life coaching brings together everything that Linda has loved in previous careers. As a former Special Educator who transitioned into a dynamic career in University Fundraising and Major Gifts Development, and then again to a Strategic Planning and Fundraising Consultant and finally to a Life Coach, she finds that the following themes run throughout her personal and professional life:

  • Her ability to bring out the potential in others
  • A genuine curiosity about others coupled with a deep commitment to their success
  • A focus on forming deep, trusting, and long lived relationships with others
  • Amazing listening skills plus the use of insight, humor, and honesty to provide feedback
  • A practical and goal-oriented style that enables her to provide clear and actionable feedback

Allen Lichter, MD

Allen S. Lichter, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He trained in Radiation Oncology at UC San Francisco, and started his academic career at Johns Hopkins prior to moving to Bethesda, MD as Director of the Radiation Therapy Section of the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology Branch. He was recruited back to the University of Michigan where he served as Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology from 1984-1996 and as Dean of the Medical School from 1998 – 2006. His clinical research in breast-sparing treatment of breast cancer and in three-dimensional conformal radiation resulted in Gold Medals from the American Society for Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In 2002 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). His work in advancing the careers of women in academic medicine was recognized by a leadership award from the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program (ELAM). In 2006 Dr. Lichter was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). After retiring from ASCO in 2016, Dr. Lichter has become involved on several Boards of bio science companies as well as non-profit organizations and serves as a consultant and coach to Deans, Chairs and Cancer Center Leaders at several academic medical centers, and to senior leaders generally in academic medicine.

Brian J. Zink, MD

Dr. Zink has a 36-year academic career at three different medical schools as a physician scientist, educator, associate dean for student programs, chair of a department of emergency medicine, and dean of faculty. He has extensive experience in the career development of academic physician leaders. As the inaugural professor and chair of emergency medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2006) he built a successful academic department and helped to develop a new physician practice organization. He founded and co-directs the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Chair Development Program (CDP) and has trained over 150 physician leaders in this program. As Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Zink was responsible for the appointments, promotions, career development, workforce planning, and compensation reviews for 3,100 medical school faculty members across 29 departments.

Additional leadership roles and experience include serving as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and AACEM, and in high level committees and advisory groups in the Association of American Medical Colleges. During his 11 years as chair at Brown, Dr. Zink also served as President of the University Emergency Medicine Foundation and was on the Board of Directors of Lifespan, Inc for 5 years. Dr. Zink has won numerous institutional and national educational and leadership awards, including awards for the advancement of women faculty.

Dr. Zink’s goal is to coach and advise physician leaders on practical elements for success in the academic world, as part of an overall meaningful, satisfying, and sustainable life journey.

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