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A Master's Degree in the Business of Surgery Graduate school made me a better leader in the OR and the boardroom. S urgical professionals who advance from the OR to the corner office typically learn about the business of surgery on the fly. That happened to me as I progressed from staff surgeon to medical director of perioperative services and division chief at my hospital. Real-world experience taught me a lot about case costing and running staff meetings, but here are a few ways I look at my pro- fession differently now that I've added an MBA to my MD. Clear communication Business school didn't teach me how to make better PowerPoint slides. It instilled in me the universal principles of communication: thinking about what message you want to convey, and how to tell the 1 2 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Business Advisor Wolfgang Stehr, MD, MBA • BETTER BOSS Wolfgang Stehr, MD, MBA, talks with a more trusting staff at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Noah Berger

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