Academy of Master Clinicians Leadership Transition

May 20, 2020

To:Penn Medicine Faculty

From:J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, and Kevin B. Mahoney

We are writing to announce that John Glick, MD, the founding chair and guiding spirit of The Academy of Master Clinicians, will be stepping down as chair July 1 and will be succeeded in that role by Jody Foster, MD, MBA.

Election to the Academy of Master Clinicians is the highest clinical honor for a Penn Medicine physician. Since its founding in 2013, the Academy has inducted 99 members, who exemplify the highest standards of patient care and outstanding dedication to professionalism, collegiality, and citizenship.

Under Dr. Glick’s inspired leadership, the Academy has become an integral part of Penn Medicine’s culture of clinical excellence and patient-centered care. Its members are widely recognized as role models and serve as active mentors to students, residents, and faculty. Dr. Glick and his colleagues have raised more than $4 million to endow the Academy in perpetuity.

The Academy provides important input into the Perelman School of Medicine’s faculty development and mentoring programs. Most recently, it has played a crucial advisory role in our professionalism and wellness initiatives.

Dr. Foster, the incoming Academy chair, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She serves as Assistant Dean for Professionalism in Penn Medicine, and in 2013 was elected to the inaugural class of Master Clinicians.

As part of the leadership transition, Dr. Glick will continue to chair the Selection Committee for the fall 2020 class of Academy inductees. Laurie Loevner, MD, will serve as co-chair and become chair of the Selection Committee in 2021. Dr. Loevner is Professor of Radiology and is one of the original founding members of the Academy.

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Foster and Loevner in their new roles, and thanking Dr. Glick for his years of service to The Academy of Master Clinicians and his ongoing impact on our culture.