KPLI Graduates Class of 2019

Posted October 17, 2019

2019 KPLI graduates include (from top, left to right): Mark Schroer, M.D. of Newport, Michael Fletcher, M.D. of Crestview Hills, Franklin Fannin, M.D. of Louisville, Charles Papp, M.D. of Lexington, Brian Sosnin, D.O. of Louisville, Lee Dossett, M.D. of Lexington, Mark Brockman, M.D. of Louisville, Heidi Koenig, M.D. of Louisville, Lara Fakunle, M.D. of Louisville, Khalil Rahman, M.D. of Lexington, and Rishi Kumar, M.D. of Louisville.

Eleven graduates of the Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute (KPLI) were recognized at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting VIP Board Dinner on Sept. 20, 2019. This is KMA’s third class of KPLI participants, an initiative with the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care designed to enhance the leadership skills of physicians who can fill emerging leadership roles and influence health care policy in the ever-evolving world of medicine.

As part of their training, KPLI graduates studied personal and business aspects of leadership, and also spent a weekend in Frankfort learning about the legislative process and the importance of advocacy. Several class members participated in a discussion at the Leadership in Action event on Sept. 21 on utilizing social media to advance advocacy and public health efforts as well.

“I am grateful for the invaluable relationships that were formed with the leaders, other students and instructors from the KPLI. The deep and thoughtful wisdom and incredibly insightful knowledge that was shared with us was amazing and could not have been passed down through a book alone. It has already made a profound and significant difference in my personal and professional life,” said 2019 KPLI graduate Brian Sosnin, D.O., Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital Medical Group, Louisville. “Thank you to everyone involved in the KPLI for helping shape me into someone who will make an even bigger difference at home, at work and in my community. If you are considering participating in KPLI, please do it! I have no doubt that you will be very glad you did.”

The Kentucky Physicians Leadership Institute (KPLI) is the premier leadership training program for physicians in Kentucky. Each year, this exclusive program selects up to 15 physicians to participate in a year-long series of learning events that cultivates the next generation of physician leaders across the state. The four primary events, culminating in the KMA Leadership in Action session at the KMA Annual Meeting, help address many of the challenges facing the physician community.