The Habit of Excellence with Drew Albano, DO, MBA, FAAFP

The Healthcare QualityCast

The Habit of Excellence with Drew Albano, DO, MBA, FAAFP

September 28, 2021

The Habit of Excellence with Drew Albano, DO, MBA, FAAFP

Dr. Albano currently serves as the Vice-Chair of Quality and Medical Staff Affairs for the Department of Family Medicine at Prisma Health in Greenville, South Carolina. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) with a Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. Dr. Albano is an alumnus of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his medical degree.

Following medical school, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Southampton Hospital on Long Island and then completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. During his final year of residency, Dr. Albano served as Chief Resident. After residency, he completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where he worked closely with the Philadelphia Phillies organization under the direction of the physicians and surgeons of the Rothman Institute.

Upon graduating from fellowship, Dr. Albano joined the Rothman Institute practicing Primary Care Sports Medicine before relocating to Greenville to join the Prisma Health Department of Family Medicine and to serve as an assistant professor in Family & Community Medicine for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. Dr. Albano is also an alumnus of Auburn University in Auburn, AL where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration, and he is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Albano enjoys spending his leisure time in the company of his family and friends.

Here in episode #138, Drew starts our show reminding us that excellence is a habit. He gives us an overview of his background going from family medicine and to quality and patient safety. Drew shares the professional transition that he’s going through as he moves deeper into executive leadership. He provides a great introduction to the world of medical affairs leadership.

Drew shares a career dark moment teaching how the pathway forward may sometimes look like a circle. Drew shares how he leverages authenticity for personal and professional success. He gives a huge shoutout to practice managers as his first line of quality improvement and service excellence. He shares thoughts on how emerging technologies will continue to push the industry forward. And gives us his best career advice to always think ahead.

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