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Run Time:
Tue, 07/23/2024 - 7:30am
CME Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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Michael R. Foley, MD

Leading Humanely: Integrating Modern Leadership Theory with Martial Arts Philosophy

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Michael R. Foley, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Improve communication with colleagues /employees
  • Articulate and implement a personal mission statement
  • Chart a Course toward a more harmonious professional and personal life
  • Learn and explain the value of “blending with” vs. resisting immovable challenges

About this presenter:

Michael R. Foley, M.D.
Professor and Former Chair
Dept of OBGYN
University of Arizona COMP

Michael R. Foley, M.D. is considered a national authority on Critical Care Medicine in Obstetrics. He was the past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2008) and the recipient of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2013). He has also served as a Board Examiner in the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Foley received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1984. His Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship were completed at The Ohio State University Hospital in 1988 and 1990, respectively.  

Dr. Foley practiced Maternal-Fetal Medicine in private practice for more than 20 years and recently retired from the role of Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix/ Banner University Medicine where he served for nearly 10 years.

Dr. Foley is a national and international lecturer as well as a sought-after motivational speaker and mentor. He is a founding instructor and faculty member for the Dan O’Keeffe, M.D. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Academy for Leadership and Development, which is in its eighth year of training hundreds of medical leaders and professionals.

Dr. Foley is also an award-winning teacher and author. He has published numerous scientific articles and is a reviewer for several medical journals. He is the Lead Editor of Obstetric Intensive Care: A Practical Manual (McGraw-Hill) which is currently in its fifth edition (2018). He is also a co-editor for Critical Care Obstetrics-Fifth and Sixth Editions (Wiley-Blackstone).

Dr. Foley is an eighth-degree black belt martial artist (Grand Master) and the founder of The Center for Humane Living, a 501c3 organization whose mission is “to inspire all people to live peaceful and compassionate lives.” He has been teaching martial arts and conflict management out of his center for the past 30 years and has written an award-winning book, The Art of Humane Living – Martial Arts as a Path to Peace, published in 2004. He also authored Ancient Wisdom for Life Fulfillment, published in 2010, and INHALE-Reflections from a beginner on the Path to Mastery, published in 2019. His most recent book, Leading Humanely—Integrating Modern Leadership Theory with Martial Arts Philosophy was published in October of 2023.

Michael Foley, MD, Recognized as Grand Master in Tang Soo Do