Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesLouisiana State University New Orleans, M.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S.
ExpertiseGene Beyt studies wisdom leadership, positive change, healthcare transformation, and patient-centered innovations through teamwork and collaborative care.
Wise leaders transform health systems through collaborative care and make measurable improvements in health and wellbeing. Gene is currently facilitating transformational change through leadership development, deployment of collaborative care and interprofessional teamwork, and the creation of structures and experiences for organizational learning.
ProfileGene Beyt MD, MS studies and applies wisdom leadership, positive change, organizational transformation, and customer-centered innovations through collaborative teamwork for client academic and healthcare organizations. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Quality for Indiana University Health, as well as Clinical Associate Professor in Health Systems Management at Tulane University. At Tulane, Gene taught physician executive leadership and developed an innovative leadership curriculum which included team-based collaborative care simulations. The program’s design and effectiveness has been published in The Journal of Health Administration Education.
Gene completed his training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine, and his master's degree in preventive and administrative medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. As the physician executive in healthcare effectiveness for the Louisiana public hospitals and clinics, he developed a recognized statewide disease management and performance improvement program. In addition, he coordinated the organizational learning and leadership development activities, including an assessment of psychological capital in healthcare professionals following the Katrina disaster. Gene has served as an academic program director in internal medicine and a chief medical officer, and he is co-editor of the book Wisdom Leadership in Academic Health Science Centers: Leading Positive Change, Radcliffe Publishing, London and New York, 2013. He is currently measuring workforce relational coordination, facilitating transformational change, and developing team-based managerial simulations.
Margaret Plews-Ogan and Gene Beyt, ed. Wisdom Leadership in Academic Health Science Centers: Leading Positive Change. First ed. London and New York: Radcliffe Publishing, 2013.