Dr. Kent Bottles has held a number of leadership positions in academia, biotechnology, and community health systems. At the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Iowa, Allegheny University of Health Sciences, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he has served as tenured professor, chair, medical director of managed care, corporate operations officer for ambulatory services, assistant dean, residency director, designated institutional officer, and elected medical school executive committee member.
He has led strategic planning exercises for the Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa, the clinical enterprise at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Consortium, and the quality programs at the Iowa Health System.
Dr. Bottles has facilitated medical staff and hospital system board retreats centered on physician integration and engagement in evidence-based medicine and quality initiatives, and he has lectured extensively for the Governance Institute on a variety of planning topics.
In biotechnology, Dr. Bottles has served as president of the Genomics Repository, chief knowledge officer, and managing director. During his tenure at Genomics Collaborative in Cambridge, Massachusetts he raised $36 million in venture capital.
Dr. Bottles served as president of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and as chief medical officer of the Iowa Health System, a $2 billion integrated community health system in the Midwest. At the Iowa Health System, Dr. Bottles developed and implemented a Physician Leadership Academy for over 200 physician leaders. He also was heavily involved in health information technology (HIT) implementation issues.
At ICSI he developed a physician leadership academy and also frequently lectured on leadership for St. Thomas University. Dr. Bottles currently serves on a National Quality Forum committee on quality.
Dr. Bottles has been active in lecturing and writing about leadership topics. He has contributed articles to the Physician Executive Journal of the American College of the Physician Executives, Trustee Magazine, and the op-ed page of The New York Times.
Dr. Bottles was awarded the Rodney T. West Literature Award for the most important medical management article published in 2001, and the Kaiser Teaching Award at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
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