Masterclass on Leadership: Forks in the Road with Dr Clyde W Yancy

Published: 23 June 2023

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Join Masterclass host, Dr. Harriette Van Spall (McMaster University, CA), in an in-depth interview with Dr. Clyde W. Yancy (Northwestern University, US).


Dr. Yancy, an internationally respected leader and mentor in cardiology, holds positions as the Vice Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Deputy Editor of JAMA Cardiology.


Discover Dr. Clyde W. Yancy's extraordinary journey as he shares invaluable insights from his professional and personal experiences. Uncover the pivotal moments that shaped his path and learn how he transformed obstacles into opportunities. Gain perspectives on the concept of servant leadership and delve into Dr. Yancy's thoughts on parenthood. In this enlightening interview's culmination, Dr. Yancy imparts his most crucial lesson and offers valuable tips tailored for institutional leaders.


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Recorded remotely in 2023. 

Editor: Mirjam Boros
Video Specialist: Oliver Miles

Experience the discussion in its entirety or explore it in 7 short chapters. Podcast version available.

Faculty Biographies

Harriette Van Spall

Harriette Van Spall

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of E-Health and Virtual Care

Dr Harriette Van Spall is an Associate Professor of Medicine and cardiologist and serves as Director of E-Health at McMaster University, Canada. She completed her medical and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Toronto and earned a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University, US. Dr Van Spall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded clinical trialist and researcher with a focus on heart failure, health services, and health disparities.

She has garnered more than $4 million in research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals. She is an invited speaker, media correspondent, and editorial board member active in peer review at several high-impact medications journals and grant funding agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dr Van Spall is an Editorial Board…

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Clyde W Yancy

Clyde W Yancy

Chief of Cardiology

Dr Clyde W Yancy, is Vice-Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, US. He concomitantly serves as Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He holds the Magerstadt Endowed Professor of Medicine Chair and also holds an appointment as Professor of Medical Social Sciences.

Dr Yancy’s research interests are heart failure, clinical guideline generation, outcomes sciences, personalized medicine, and health care disparities. He is extensively published with well over 600 peer-reviewed publications, an H-index of > 100 and annual recognition as one of the most highly cited scientific authors worldwide. Dr Yancy is Deputy Editor, JAMA Cardiology, and Senior Section Editor (Heart Failure), Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). He serves on the editorial boards for…

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