Dr. Tooke Graduates from Leadership Maryland

tooke michael 07 (320 x 400)Michael C. Tooke, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Shore Health System, recently completed an eight-month long leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland.

Leadership Maryland, celebrating its 17th graduating class, honored Dr. Tooke, along with forty-five statewide classmates at a black-tie reception and banquet held December 1 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership development organization, informs top level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the State of Maryland and its regions. After participating in a broad range of experiences, these statewide leaders are prepared to address these issues and serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.

“To be informed about statewide and regional issues, and having the opportunity to engage and interact with leaders who put themselves on the front line everyday, has prepared these individuals to be the catalyst for positive change in Maryland,” stated Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Stephen A. Horvath.

“These are the leaders to watch, now, and in the future,” said Leadership Maryland President Nancy Minieri. “Their experience confirms that the quality of leadership affects the success of the solutions.  Problems are solved when committed, dynamic leaders with vision and passion are willing to take the risk to lead.”

Dr. Tooke is responsible for Shore Health System’s medical staff development, clinical accreditation, performance improvement, patient safety, risk management and patient advocacy. He earned his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. He was a medical intern at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.