Holy Spirit News

Dr. Joseph Torchia Awarded Master of Medical Management

Posted: 11 July 2011

Joseph Torchia, MD, was awarded the Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University in May. Dr. Torchia is the chief medical officer for Holy Spirit Health System.

The MMM program is very applicable to today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment and gives participants the opportunity to engage colleagues working in a range of settings, according to Dr. Torchia.

“The cohort consisted of physicians from across the country and Saudi Arabia,” he said. “This led to great dialogue with a varied group of physician leaders.”

The MMM is the degree of choice for physicians serving in healthcare leadership roles. Developed in partnership with the American College of Physician Executives—the national specialty society representing physicians in medical management—the MMM degree is conferred by only three of the nation’s top universities: Carnegie Mellon, the University of Southern California and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ACPE designed the degree program to enable busy physicians to develop the unique knowledge and skills needed to lead medical concerns, ranging from solo practices to the nation’s largest healthcare organizations.

Dr. Torchia joins an exclusive group of more than 650 physicians nationwide who hold the MMM degree.