Douglas G. Finnie, M.D. has been a practicing general internist in Columbus for over 35 years. Medical school was The Ohio State University. Internal Medicine Residency was done at Mount Carmel West. He has been a part of Mount Carmel Health System his entire career; becoming a member of the Mount Carmel Medical Group in 2009. He has served as the group’s Medical Director and has most recently been named its Chief Medical Officer. The group is over 200 employed primary care, multi-specialty physicians and APP’s. He is a longtime member of the CMA and OSMA. He is married with a family and grandchildren.Dr. Finnie is passionate about the need for physician leadership in these transformative times. After evaluating numerous physician leadership training programs across the country, he came to the conclusion that the Columbus Medical Association had the capacity and should develop a unique, world class program. His role has been as a committed physician champion for the program from its inception. It is his belief that this program should be local and should encourage physicians from all the local health care systems to learn to work together. The curriculum has been crafted over the past two years to provide physicians with insight into themselves as leaders, to give them day to day tools to lead change, and to provide lifetime value. This program will help physicians lead the innovative and transformative change that is occurring in health care today.