Max Botticelli has been unwaveringly involved in Hawaii’s healthcare industry for more than five decades, and has been at the forefront in advancing the state of healthcare in the islands for many years. He, along with a few colleagues, founded the University Health Alliance as a way of influencing the quality of care that is delivered in Hawaii.
Today, Max runs key positions in the third largest commercial health insurer in Hawaii with more than 1,500 employees.
He is firmly dedicated to saving people’s lives both in and out of business. Max has been a member of a number of community healthcare institutions over the years and currently sits on the board of directors of Waikiki Health Center.
Max believes that a key ingredient to running a successful organization and managing hundreds of employees is to have a common goal and unity in direction.
“You start out with a really good mission and a really good set of values and you find some people who believe in those things too and then you just work really hard to achieve your goals, keeping in mind your mission and your values and your vision,” he said.
Greater Good Radio brings to you Max Botticelli, president and chief executive officer of University Health Alliance, where he talks about the foundation of UHA and their mission in providing quality healthcare to Hawaiians, especially the disadvantaged.
Listen to this interview and find out more.
Date of Birth: 10 December 1931 Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Fenton, Michigan
PRESENT POSITIONS: DATE:
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman 8 October 1996-Present
Undergraduate: Michigan State University 1949-1952
Medical School: Wayne State University 1952-1956
College of Medicine
Internship: Queen’s Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii July 1956-June 1957
Residency: Monterey County Hospital, August 1957-June 1958
Fellowship: Fellow in Medicine, Mayo Foundation July 1958-October 1961
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine 31 January 1963
U.S. Army Medical Corp November 1961-June 1963
Private Practice August 1963-December 1985
PROFESSIONAL OR TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:
1971-1973 Associate Director, Hawaii EMCRO (Experimental Medical Care Review Organization)
1972-1974 Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1974-1986 Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1974-1976 Coordinator, 3rd- and 4th-Year Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1973-1977 Coordinator, Council on General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1977-1990 Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1981-1990 Associate Program Director, Primary Care Internal Medicine Track, University of Hawaii Integrated Medical Residency Program
1981-1986 Consultant to Queen’s Medical Center for Development of the Queen Emma Clinic
1986-1995 Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1995-present Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
1986-1994 Director, Queen Emma Clinic
1991-1992 Acting Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
1992-1995 Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
1991-1995 Program Director, University of Hawaii Integrated Medical Residency Program
HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBERSHIP:
1963-1995 Attending Staff, Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
1969 Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Hawaii Medical Association
1974-1975 Chief of Medicine, Queen’s Medical Center
1974-1975 Medical Advisory Committee, Queen’s Medical Center
1970-1975 Education Committee, Queen’s Medical Center
1970-1974 Medical Activities Review Committee, Queen’s Medical Center
1985 Participant, Health Care Decisions Hawaii
1986-1987 Acting Medical Director, Hospice Hawaii
1990-1994 Board of Directors, Kalihi-Palama Health Center
1990-1992 Public Health Committee, Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu
1997 Member, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Living and Dying With Dignity
2006-present Board of Directors, Waikiki Health Center
Awards and Grants
1967 Excellence in Teaching Award, Queen’s Medical Center
1970 American College of Physicians Willard O. Thompson Traveling Scholarship in Endocrinology. One month with Dr. W.S. Peart in London, England, gaining experience in plasma renin determinations and also hypertensive disease
1971 Evaluation of Plasma Renin Activity in Renovascular Hypertension, The Honolulu Medical Group Foundation for Research and Education
Total Award – $5,000
1985-87 Kellogg Foundation Grant: Primary Health Care Decision Making Project.
Total Award – $277,411
1989-91 Project Coordinator, Chair, Writing Committee, Ke Ola O Hawaii. Resulting in Kellogg Foundation Community Partnerships in Medicine Initiative Grant.
Total Award – $6,000,000
1991-1994 Ke Ola O Hawaii, School-Based Health Clinic.
Total Award – $42,000
Anderson AS and Botticelli MG: Hawaii EMCRO emphasizes continuing education. The Hospital Medical Staff June 1973; 18-24.
Markoff RA, Kinzie JD, Botticelli MG and Bolian GC: A simplified guide to the rational use of psychotropic drugs. Hawaii Medical Journal June 1974; 33(6):201-206.
Botticelli MG, Anderson AS: MD-level competence in internal medicine: objectives and the flexible clerkship. Arch Intern Med Feb. 1981; 141:235-236.
Anderson AS and Botticelli MG: Evaluating M.D.-level competence in internal medicine. Jrnl Med Educ July 1981; 56:587-592.
Botticelli MG: A cost-conscious approach to the evaluation of patients with low back pain. Hawaii Medical Journal Dec. 1986; 45(12):447-453.
Botticelli MG, Nagoshi MH, Bogden PE, Hew CS: Primary health care decision-making. In: Stemming the rising costs of medical care: answers and antidotes. Battle Creek, Michigan: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; March 1988:33-37.
Botticelli MG and Gilbert FI: The Yin and Yang of medical practice. West J Med Jul 1988; 149:108-110.
Botticelli MG: Ethics, standards and TQM. Hawaii Medical Journal Apr. 1995; 54:469-471.
Anderson AS, Botticelli MG, Worth R: An experiment in non-punitive peer review. Hawaii EMCRO: Final Report, June 1973.
1. Botticelli MG: A way to cut medical costs: accept death. The Honolulu Advertiser, Jan. 23, 1994.
2. Botticelli MG: The high cost of dying. The Honolulu Advertiser, June 11, 1995.
3. Botticelli MG: Affirmative action works. The Honolulu Advertiser, January 4, 1996.
4. Botticelli, MG: Manner of death must be ours to choose. The Honolulu Advertiser, January 12, 1997.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS OR SEMINARS:
1. “Takayasu’s Arteritis: Report of Two Cases”, presented at the Hawaii Regional Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Honolulu, 21 February 1968.
2. “Peer Review: An Effective Means of Developing Education Objectives and Education Programs”, presented at the Hawaii Regional Meeting of the American College of Physicians, 23 February 1972.
3. Continuing Education Seminar: Continuing Education Institute, Rome, Italy, 9-19 September 1976.
4. Hawaii Medical Association Annual Meeting: “Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Treatment”, October 1978.
5. Faculty Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education and Conferences, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences Course on “Diabetes: Management and Treatment”, March 1979.
6. American College of Physicians Hawaii Regional Meeting, “Goal Setting and the Cost of Medical Care”, 4-6 February 1980.
7. American College of Physicians Hawaii Regional Meeting, “Teaching Cost Effectiveness: A Review of the Literature”, 23-24 February 1984.
8. Conference on Teaching Internal Medicine: “Providing Continuity in Medical Training Programs”, Johns Hopkins University, 4 December 1985.
9. American College of Physicians Hawaii Regional Meeting, “The Challenge of Primary Care”, 26-27 February 1987.
10. University of Hawaii Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: “Screening for Breast Cancer: The View From Primary Care”, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 7, 1987.
11. Breast Cancer Screening: Benefits & Costs CME Seminar sponsored by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 14, 1987.
12. Teaching Internal Medicine Meeting: “The Medical Decision Making Conference: A New Approach”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2, 1987.
13. G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Conference: “Breast Cancer Screening: Benefits & Costs”, Lihue, Kauai, April 18, 1988.
14. Teaching in Internal Medicine Meeting (Poster Session): “The Effect of the Systematic Application of Decision Analytic Concepts on the Management of Patients with Sore Throat”, Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 1989.
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