Assistant Dean Receives Certified Physician Executive Credentialing

Mar 1, 2018

Dr. Anne VanGarsseThe American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Anne VanGarsse, MD, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Vice Chair of Primary Care and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at KCU has earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification. CPE designation indicates a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education while also demonstrating effective health care industry knowledge and leadership skills.

Dr. VanGarsse also serves as Chief Health Officer for The Health Partnership of Johnson County (HPC), a federally qualified community health center.

“The skills I’ve learned while earning my CPE certification will be valuable in teaching policy to tomorrow’s osteopathic physicians, and be very helpful as I manage clinical services in a setting where funding is tight and not guaranteed.” Dr. VanGarsse said.

The certification is the industry benchmark for CEOs and executive recruiters seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders. It speaks to the physician’s commitment to improving patient care.

“Our medical students will face many challenges when it comes to costs, quality and time management when it comes to patient experiences,” said Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, Executive Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs at KCU. “We congratulate Dr. VanGarsse on earning the CPE certification and appreciate the knowledge and empathy she brings to the University.”

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the nation’s largest organization solely focused on leadership education and management training for physicians. Chartered by the American Association for Physician Leadership® to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management has a 20-year history as a national, not-for-profit corporation certifying physicians specializing in medical management. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 3,300 Certified Physician Executives.