Three distinguished fellows have been awarded prizes for outstanding final presentations as part of the Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program, 2019–2020.
Dr. Melissa Rose, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, received first place for her project on outpatient integration of care for pediatric gastrostomy patients. Dr. Lisa Roth, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Dr. Dhruv Khullar, assistant professor of population health science and medicine, tied for second place. Their projects, respectively, focused on expanding the adolescent and young adult lymphoma program, and breast cancer video concierge and tele-access at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The program, sponsored by the Michael J. Wolk Heart Foundation, was established in 2012 in recognition of the pressing need for physician leaders in the face of rapid transformations in the healthcare industry. This was highlighted by Dr. Wolk, who stated, "Physician leadership in health care is a scarce resource; the development of new leaders is becoming even more important as in light of the major changes in the ways that health care is is paid for, organized and delivered. We are proud that seven 2019-20 Weill Cornell Healthcare Leadership Fellows have presented their year-end clinical transformation projects impacting and improving the health care delivered at our medical center. They are now part of the 53 alumni who have gone through this program over nine years, many assuming leadership positions at NYP and WCM."
The program is co-directed by Dr. Michael Wolk (Senior Health Policy Advisor, Weill Cornell Medicine; President, The Michael Wolk Heart Foundation) and Dr. Lawrence Casalino (Division of Health Policy & Economics, Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences).