Seongwon received a Ph.D. in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to pursuing doctoral education, Seongwon worked as a management consultant specializing in strategic planning of academic hospitals. Seongwon’s primary research interests include examination of varying strategies of health care organizations, safety net healthcare organizations, health policy and international health.
Dr. Thames is a Physician with Grand Rounds, Inc. He holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. He speaks nationally on topics ranging from kidney and cardiovascular disease, to medical and clinical ethics, to health care economics and policy. Dr. Thames has over 25 years of experience in clinical medicine, undergraduate and graduate medical education, and the practice of health care administration.
Amer Kaissi is an-award winning Professor and the author of the book “Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Leaders,” which has won the 2019 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Book of the Year award. Kaissi teaches courses in Leadership & Professional Development and is the Director of the Executive Program. His research interests include leadership, retail clinics and strategic planning. Kaissi is a national speaker with the Studer Group and a faculty member with ACHE.
Patrick Shay is a faculty member in the Department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University, where he teaches graduate courses on topics including health services organization, organization theory, health policy, health care innovation, and population health management. His research applies organization theory to understand and explain phenomena facing health care organizations, including the strategic activities and configurations of local multihospital systems as well as the impact of regulation on post-acute care providers, among others. Prior to his doctoral studies, he wor