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William Reed, Executive MBA

William Reed, MD

EMBA Class 36
President, Board Chair
Pinnacle Healthcare Development LLC
"When The Wall Street Journal ranked the program No. 2 the year I graduated, it affirmed I had chosen well."
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"The program stripped my personality down to its core and reassembled it with feedback from indispensable faculty and teammates."

Why he enrolled in Olin’s Executive MBA program

"After the credit crisis, the financial world was subject to greater rigor and diligence. I was working in the business side of medicine, so I thought it was appropriate and critical to pursue a graduate business degree."

Reed decided an Executive MBA would be “the best fit,” and he explored different programs. “Olin’s EMBA program rapidly emerged as the front-runner. When The Wall Street Journal ranked the program No. 2 the year I graduated, it affirmed I had chosen well."

How the program changed his leadership profile

During the program, Reed developed a more collaborative leadership style. He says this skill is extremely important for professionals like physicians and attorneys, “who often are highly competitive and focused on individual achievement.

"The program stripped my personality down to its core and reassembled it with feedback from indispensable faculty and teammates. Now, I place a lot more value on cooperation, networking, and negotiation tools imparted by the Olin program."

His Executive MBA experience

"The word personal describes the Executive MBA program in an accurate and meaningful way. On day one, every single professor knew the names of every single student in the class. That completely blew me away. And the faculty continued to be really engaged and accessible for the next 20 months and beyond graduation."

William Reed, MD

President, Board Chair, Pinnacle Healthcare Development LLC

Previous Employment

President, Board Chair, Partners Healthcare Development International LLC;
President and CEO, Heartland Hand & Spine Orthopedic Center;
Founder, Board Chairman, CEO, Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital

Background

Education: Duke University, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Orthopedic, Hand and Spine Surgery;
University of Missouri-Columbia, General Surgery Residency;
MD, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA, University of Rochester