AUPN Leadership Minute Episode 2: How to Deal With a Difficult Faculty Member

Episode 2 of the AUPN Leadership Minute features Mud M Alvi, MD, of West Virginia University and Robert C. Byrd Health; and David Lee Gordon, MD, of University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. [WATCH TIME: 4 minutes]

WATCH TIME: 4 minutes

AUPN's Leadership Minute is a brief, highly focused summary of practical advice for Chairs, Program Directors and other leaders in academic neurology, available as both mini-podcasts and in short form videos.

The goal of this program is to provide relevant and useful information in a modicum of time, designed to fit seamlessly into our very busy schedules.



  • Faculty member who makes other people unhappy in the workplace.


  • Time drain for chair and others.
  • Poor patient & learner evaluations reflect on entire group.
  • Turnover of other employees—staff and faculty members.
    • Threat of turnover of other employees is the #1 criterion for chair intervention.


  • Stress of potentially dealing with defensive, confrontational person.
  • Stress of potentially dealing with DFM’s acts of retribution toward you and others.
  • Potential loss of positive contributions of the DFM (grants, patient volume, etc.).

Click here to access the full PowerPoint presentation for the episode.

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