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Grand Rounds: A Pirate’s Life for Me - The Power of Love and Vulnerability in Surgical Leadership


By Richard E. Kirschner, MD, Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Chief, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center; Co-Director, 22q Center, Nationwide Chil

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain the role of vulnerability in leadership. 2. Recognize the rationale for love in leadership. 3. List three principles of heart-led leadership.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

New perspectives for leadership roles.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Richard E. Kirschner, MD has indicated that there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Sisodia R, Wolfe D, Sheth J.  Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, 2nd Edition, Pearson FT Press, 2014, 320pp.

Spaulding T, The Heart Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life, Currency, 2015, 256pp.

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