The ACR as a Leader
Dr. Roberto’s lecture energized and inspired us. At the ACR, we are striving as an organization to be truly data driven in our approach, highly customer centric in our priorities and unsurpassed for best-in-class service to our members. With Dr. Roberto’s lessons in mind, the ACR will work to make the best decisions we can—decisions that will enable us all to excel in our specialty despite a rapidly changing and constantly challenging healthcare landscape.
None of us can know exactly what the future of medical practice or research will be or how we may have to adapt to deliver excellent patient care or advance scientific discovery. We clearly need to develop effective leaders in our field and must figure out the best ways to do that.
I like to think we can take advantage of our basic hardwiring and couple it with a commitment to lifelong learning and the development of leadership competencies that teach us to listen to each other, debate and deliberate, and make timely, collaborative decisions focused on achieving excellence in our performance and the outcomes for which we are accountable.
Paula Marchetta, MD, MBA, is a rheumatologist in New York City and the CEO and managing partner of Concorde Medical Group, a multispecialty private group practice affiliated with NYU Langone Health. She teaches at NYU School of Medicine, where she is clinical professor. Dr. Marchetta is the 82nd president of the ACR.