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James K. Stoller, MD, MS - Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland, OH, US

James K. Stoller, MD, MS

Chair, Education Institute | Cleveland Clinic


Cleveland Clinic's leading expert on physician leadership development offers provocative ideas and new perspectives to your audience



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James K. Stoller, MD, MS: Education and Leadership Development




Dr. James Stoller’s organizational development activities include co-directing the Leading in Health Care course for Cleveland Clinic faculty; leading Cleveland Clinic’s Education Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Academy; and organizing the leadership rotation and on-boarding activities for Cleveland Clinic faculty leaders.

A pulmonary/critical care physician, Dr. Stoller is a member of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute, where he serves as the Head of Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy. He also has served as the Vice Chairman of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and holds the Samson Global Leadership Academy Chair. He has a secondary appointment as Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Dr. Stoller’s current clinical research interests focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and strategies of care delivery, particularly with respect to respiratory therapy. He serves as a reviewer and contributor to a number of national and international publications and has authored more than 15 books, 72 chapters, 227 original peer-reviewed reports and more than 117 abstracts.

He serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Respiratory Care; as a member of the editorial boards of Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, the Journal of Bronchology and Thorax; and on several boards of directors. He is a trustee of the American Respiratory Care Foundation; a member of the Board of Directors of the COPD Foundation; and is a former board member of the Alpha-1 Foundation, Alpha-1 Association, and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care. He formerly served on the Board of Medical Advisors of the American Association for Respiratory Care and on the Executive Committee of the COPD Coalition. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Association for Respiratory Care. He also is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a fellow and honorary life member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Dr. Stoller received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1979, after which he completed an internship and residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Facilities

Health Care - Services

Health Care - Providers

Areas of Expertise (5)


Physician Leadership

Leadership in Healthcare

Developing Physician Leaders


Accomplishments (9)

Head, Respiratory Therapy – Cleveland Clinic (professional)

As one of the nation’s largest and top respiratory therapy programs, the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy Section provides superb clinical care, advances the science and profession of respiratory care, and promotes education of patients and medical professionals. Respiratory Institute therapists work in collaboration with respiratory therapists in Cleveland Clinic's Anesthesia Institute and Pediatric Institute.

Chair, Education Institute – Cleveland Clinic (professional)

The Education Institute oversees many of the world-class training programs offered to physicians, nurses, medical students, residents and fellows, allied health professionals and outside healthcare executives.

Recipient – Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award (professional)

In 2009, Dr. Stoller received the Forrest M. Bird, MD, PhD, ScD Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. This award was established in 1983 to acknowledge outstanding individual scientific contributions in the area of respiratory care of cardiopulmonary disorders. Dr. Bird is the founder of Bird Products Corporation, a manufacturer of respiratory care equipment.

Co-Author – Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care (professional)

Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 10th Edition delivers a comprehensive introduction to the field of respiratory care and keeps you up-to-date on the latest advances and trends in professional practice today. In-depth discussions progress from the principles of respiratory care to applied anatomy and physiology, assessment, discussion of specific respiratory illnesses, basic therapy, acute and critical care, and preventive and long-term care.

Co-Author – The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine (professional)

The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine offers thorough preparation for board certification and recertification exams in internal medicine. It is written by distinguished Cleveland Clinic faculty and serves as the syllabus for the Cleveland Clinic's esteemed internal medicine board review course. Clinical vignettes and bulleted lists throughout the book highlight key clinical points. An updated mock board exam containing over 200 multiple-choice questions is included.

Co-Author – The Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Case Reviews (professional)

This companion to The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine includes 62 cases across all subspecialties of internal medicine. Cases have been authored by house officers with reviews by distinguished Cleveland Clinic faculty. The Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Case Reviews provides step-by-step cases with a problem-oriented presentation style. Summaries of appropriate procedures and regimens are supported by the inclusion of recent literature.

Fellow – American College of Physicians (professional)

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP's Mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Jean Wall Bennett Professorship in Medicine (professional)

Current holder of the award

Samson Global Leadership Academy Chair (professional)

Current holder of the award.

Education (3)

Amherst College: B.S., English, Biochemistry 1975

magna cum laude

Yale University School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine 1979

Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management: M.S., Organizational Development and Analysis 2001

Affiliations (5)

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association for Respiratory Care
  • American College of Physician Executives

Testimonials (3)

Peter Rea, Ph.D., Vice President, Ethics and Integrity | Parker Hannifin

“Jamie offers unusual insight into leadership informed by his accomplishments as a physician, scholar and creator of an impressive range of leadership development programs at the Cleveland Clinic. His insights into the practical and thorny issues facing health care are insightful. His appreciative approach to leading change during a turbulent period of health care is refreshing and hopeful.”

Dr. Susan Kuznik, Professor fo Business Administration | Baldwin Wallace University

“Dr. Stoller spoke to the Baldwin Wallace University Healthcare MBA class on the subject of "Leading Change in Healthcare" and his presentation was enthusiastically received by students who hold the roles of physician, senior administrator, manager, researcher, and technologist. His clinical experience coupled with his organization development and leadership education provides a rich knowledge base he so eloquently shares with the students. I want him to be a regular presenter in my course!”

Janie Jewett, Leadership Development Director | Aurora Health Care

“Dr. Jamie Stoller was our capstone speaker for our two-year physician leadership program and received the highest ratings for the program, which consisted of national experts and top level executives. Our physicians were so engaged they didn’t want to let him leave for the airport!”

Event Appearances (11)

Building a World-leading University Hospital System

Keynote Address at the Groundbreaking Nya Karolinska Hospital  Stockholm, Sweden


Teamwork and Team building in Health Care and Leadership and Change in Health Care

MaineHealth Physician Leadership Fellowship   Portland, ME


Teamwork and Teambuilding

Physician Leadership College  Minneapolis, MN


Leadership, Collaboration, and Health Care: The Tools Physicians Need to Lead

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)  Vancouver, BC, Canada


Graduate Medical Education at Cleveland Clinic: Past, Present, and Future

Ohio Society of CPAs  Cleveland, OH


Leadership, Collaboration and Change in Health Care

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs  Cleveland, OH


Leadership, Collaboration, and Change in Health Care

Mater Private Hospital  Dublin, Ireland


Leadership Development at Cleveland Clinic

Aurora Health Care  Milwaukee, WI


Developing Healthcare and Education Leaders

Harvard Medical School Grand Rounds  Boston, MA


Implementing Change in Health Care

Health Care MBA, Baldwin Wallace University  Beachwood, OH


Building an Effective Health Care Team

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)  Vancouver, BC, Canada


Sample Talks (3)

The Rationale for Developing Physician-Leaders

The many challenges in healthcare today require great leadership. Access, affordability and quality are just a few of the overarching issues that call for and, in fact, demand great leadership from within healthcare. Only recently are healthcare organizations awakening to the importance of developing physician-leaders and, in this context, offering physician-leadership programs. Join Dr. Stoller as he outlines the domains of needed competencies for effective physician-leadership.

Creating and Leading High-Performance Teams

Work complexity and job specialization necessitate working across organizational, educational and institutional boundaries to provide the best care while maintaining quality and cost. Teamwork is essential; building and creating high-performing teams is critical to organizational success. This presentation focuses on the attributes of high-performing teams, including the skills and leadership abilities necessary to create and sustain team excellence.

The Physician-Architect Engagement: 5 Principles for Architectural Success

Architects who design healthcare projects must learn to navigate the complex waters of hospital building projects. How can physicians and other hospital staff adjust to a design process that changes the ecology of their healing environment? This session will discuss the five principles of organizational development that should guide the relationship between a hospital and their architect and will examine the issue from the perspective of both the physician and designer.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


1500 to 5500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee