High-Impact Leadership, Inside and Outside the Operating Room

The Surgical Leadership Program is a Harvard Medical School post-graduate certificate program for surgeons seeking to step into and succeed in leadership positions and acquire skills needed to excel as heads of departments, divisions, projects, and institutions at large.

Participants learn directly from Harvard’s leading faculty and renowned UK vascular surgeons across all areas influencing surgical leadership, including communication, mentoring, process and quality improvement, change management, financial management, and surgical research and technique.

Attend an Information Session in London on April 1st, 2019.


Mid- to Senior-level established surgeons who wish to develop leadership skills, gain promotion in non-clinical areas and broaden their repertoire in leadership and decision-making positions. This program attracts global talent and provides students with the opportunity to meet and work closely with like minded surgeons from United Kingdom, Europe, and the Americas.


This course provides intensive education in building nontechnical, executive skills necessary to successfully lead departments, divisions, programs, and ultimately large healthcare organizations.
  • Learn strategies and best practices for leadership within and outside the operating room
  • Identify your personal brand, leadership style(s) and competencies
  • Write business plans and grant applications
  • Enhance expertise in quality, safety and informatics
  • Understand the legal and commercial aspects of innovation in surgery
  • Build and manage highly productive teams
  • Drive better patient outcomes through enhanced teamwork in the operating room
  • Become a more effective negotiator and advocate for your patients, teams, departments and projects
  • Manage change across organizational functions
  • Update your understanding of new surgical technologies and techniques
Participants who achieve the program objectives are awarded a Harvard Medical School Certificate of Completion and are eligible to become Associate Members of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University Alumni Associations. 

Program Leadership

Program Director

Sayeed K. Malek, MD, FACS
Clinical Director of Transplant Surgery Physician Lead, Transplant QAPI at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical Schoo

Program Director

Fiona Myint, BSc(Hons), FRCS (Eng) FRCSEd, FRCS(Gen Surg), LLM, MA ClinEd, FRASE (RCS)
Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, London Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, UCL
Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England


Capstone Director

Peter Gogalniceanu, MEd, FRCS
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London
Abdominal Transplant and Vascular Access Unit, Guy’s Hospital, London


Recommended Program Start/End Dates for Applicants Residing in the United Kingdom/ European Union

Workshop 1 | October 14-17, 2019 in London

Workshop 2 | May 11-14, 2020 in London

Workshop 3 | September 11-14, 2020 in Boston, MA, USA at Harvard Medical School

Graduation: September 14, 2020


Important Deadlines

  • Early Admissions Deadline: May 29, 2019
  • Early Admissions Deposit Deadline: June 25, 2019
  • Application Closes: July 10, 2019