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Relational Leadership with Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, and Kyle Turner, PharmD

January 24, 2024

AAPL believes that all physicians are leaders, and leadership comes in different forms and styles. Host Mike Sacopulos interviews Kyle Turner, PharmD, and Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, on the concept and benefits of relational leadership. If you are unfamiliar with the term, this episode is for you.

Smithson brings decades of clinical expertise to her role as vice president of partnerships and has been a dedicated member of the Intend Health Strategies extended team for more than ten years. Growing up professionally and clinically in the context of relational leadership, she thrives in inter-professional collaborations that support leadership development and health systems innovation, communication, and team-based care delivery.

Turner is an assistant professor (clinical) at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist in primary care at University of Utah Health. He is also a consultant and trainer for Intend Health Strategies , a non-profit organization specializing in leadership development for healthcare professionals.

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