About Mo

CEO and Founder

Mo KastiCEO and founder of CTI, and its nationally renowned Physician Leadership Institute, Mo is a leader in organizational transformation. With more than 25 years of experience with industries undergoing disruption, such as healthcare, energy, higher education, and government, Mo works with hundreds of leaders and organizations to transform their organizational cultures.
Mo’s previous roles include the Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for USF Health where he transformed the organization by integrating the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the 400-member Physician Group into USF Health, an entrepreneurial academic model with $750 million in revenue.

Prior to joining USF, Mo held successful leadership roles for General Electric Healthcare (NYSE: GE), a top Fortune most-admired company and market leader in diagnostic equipment and services.

Mo has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Administration from Case Western Reserve University and has earned numerous awards as a coach, trainer, and speaker on leadership development. He is certified as a Master Black Belt (MBB) in Lean Six Sigma and Master Change Agent (MCA) in Change Management. Mo is a lifelong learner and student of ancient Asian teachings (i.e. Sun Tzu, The Art of War, The Seven Chinese Military Classics, and The Five Rings) as they apply to strategy and leadership.

Mo has faculty appointments in the USF College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, Business School, Honor College, and College of Pharmacy. He has received numerous management awards for outstanding performance and holds several patents. He is a sought-after speaker on strategy, leadership and management transformation, innovation, and effective process improvement.

Mo is married with two young boys and lives in Tampa, Florida.

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Mo Kasti’s “Physician Leadership: The Rx for Healthcare Transformation” explains why physician leadership is an essential component to successful healthcare transformation and why most physicians are currently ill-prepared to lead others. Mo highlights the symptoms that physicians and healthcare organizations are experiencing as a result of a leadership vacuum and provides a solution that defines, measures, analyzes, improves, and verifies leadership evolution. Many specific examples, which will resonate with anyone working in healthcare today, as well as successful case studies, are included.

Key Takeaways

  • Medical education focuses on clinical skills, graduating generations of physicians taught to treat patients, but not to assume the critical leadership roles required in our turbulent age.
  • Medical educational focus is on individual excellence, not on quality outcomes.
  • We inadvertently produce doctors from the old paradigm, while the new health age cries out for new skill sets that include leadership, teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
  • When physicians disengage from their vocations, whether due to cynicism or burnout, healthcare transformation becomes impossible to achieve.
  • Physician leadership is not a position or a title, it is a mindset.
  • Where there is strong physician leadership, healthcare organizations benefit. They become exemplars of quality patient care and cost effectiveness.
  • Organizations that effectively develop physician leaders have demonstrated better engagement, better alignment, and better results for patients, employees, and business performance.

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