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Wiley W. Souba Jr, MD, MBA, ScD

Professor of Surgery

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Emeritus Dean


Muskingum University, BS 1975
University of Texas Medical School Houston, MD 1978
Harvard School of Public Health, ScD 1984
Boston University School of Management, MBA 1998

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Contact Information

1 Rope Ferry Road

Phone: (603) 650-1200

Professional Interests

Dr. Souba has been regularly ranked as one of The Best Doctors in America by his peers and has been recognized for his clinical expertise by Boston Magazine. He was funded by the National Institute of Health for 20 years to study amino acid metabolism in catabolic diseases. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and has served as Editorial Chair of American College of Surgeons Surgery and Co-editor of the Journal of Surgical Research. Dr. Souba is recognized for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership. He lectures regularly, conducts workshops and has published extensively on diverse topics such as health care leadership challenges, personal and organizational transformation, leading oneself, barriers to effective leadership, and the language of leadership.

Selected Publications


  • Souba W, Day D. Leadership values in academic medicine. Academic Medicine 2006; 81: 20-26

  • Souba W. The leadership dilemma. J Surgical Res 2007; 138: 1-9.

  • Souba W, Mauger D, Day D. Does agreement on institutional values and leadership issues between deans and surgery chairs predict their institutions’ performance? Academic Medicine 2007; 82: 272-280.

  • Souba W. The inward journey of leadership. J Surgical Res; 2006. 131: 159-167.

  • Souba W. Leading again for the first time. J Surg Res 2009; 157: 139-153.

  • Lucey C, Souba W. The problem with the problem with professionalism. Acad. Med., 2010; 85:1018–1024.

  • Souba W. The language of leadership. Academic Medicine, 2010; 85(9): 1609-1618.

  • Souba W. The being of leadership. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, 2011; 6:5.

  • Souba W. The language of discovery. Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration, 2011; 6: 53-69.

  • Souba W. A new model of leadership performance in health care. Academic Medicine, 2011; 86 (10): 1241–1252.