A Different Kind of Leader

"Success or winning the game is defined by three things..." - Interviewing Dr. Som Saha

April 28, 2020 Giselle Corbie-Smith Season 1 Episode 13
A Different Kind of Leader
"Success or winning the game is defined by three things..." - Interviewing Dr. Som Saha
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A Different Kind of Leader
"Success or winning the game is defined by three things..." - Interviewing Dr. Som Saha
Apr 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
Giselle Corbie-Smith

"Success or winning the game is defined by three things. One is doing something you truly care about, that you are deeply passionate about. The second is finding something that you are uniquely suited to do, that you can do particularly well. And the third is that what you do should contribute something good to the world. And if you find the thing where you hit all three of those buttons, you have won the game."



Somnath Saha, MD, MPH is a general internist at the Portland VA Healthcare System, professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and former chair for the Oregon Health Services Commission. In this episode, he discusses why his career has been focused on research and influencing health policy on race / ethnicity in doctor / patient relationships and how it relates to racial disparities and the quality of patient care.  



TIMESTAMPS - Intro (00:00) | Quote (03:32) | Early Beginnings (03:32) | Connecting Journey and Quote (07:56) | Channeling Anger into Productivity (12:19) | Journey to Health Policy Work (17:07) | Sources of Inspiration (26:06) | Self-Care / Hobbies (30:48) | Favorite Leadership Book (32:50) | Good vs. Great Leaders (36:16) | Advice for Younger Self (39:07)


Follow Dr. Saha: 
@somsaha 
FB (Som Saha) 
IG (ahasmos)
@ohsunews
@ohaoregon
@societygim

Show Notes

"Success or winning the game is defined by three things. One is doing something you truly care about, that you are deeply passionate about. The second is finding something that you are uniquely suited to do, that you can do particularly well. And the third is that what you do should contribute something good to the world. And if you find the thing where you hit all three of those buttons, you have won the game."



Somnath Saha, MD, MPH is a general internist at the Portland VA Healthcare System, professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and former chair for the Oregon Health Services Commission. In this episode, he discusses why his career has been focused on research and influencing health policy on race / ethnicity in doctor / patient relationships and how it relates to racial disparities and the quality of patient care.  



TIMESTAMPS - Intro (00:00) | Quote (03:32) | Early Beginnings (03:32) | Connecting Journey and Quote (07:56) | Channeling Anger into Productivity (12:19) | Journey to Health Policy Work (17:07) | Sources of Inspiration (26:06) | Self-Care / Hobbies (30:48) | Favorite Leadership Book (32:50) | Good vs. Great Leaders (36:16) | Advice for Younger Self (39:07)


Follow Dr. Saha: 
@somsaha 
FB (Som Saha) 
IG (ahasmos)
@ohsunews
@ohaoregon
@societygim