Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program 2024–2025

The Weill Cornell Physician Organization has selected six outstanding faculty for the Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program (2024-2025) to foster their development as leaders. 

Sponsored by the Michael J. Wolk Heart Foundation, the program was created in 2012 to address the growing need for physician leaders in a rapidly transforming health care industry. Over the last 13 years, 86 Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members have been selected as Fellows, with many taking on leadership roles in departments and committees at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.  

The program's goal is to equip the next generation of leaders with the tools and strategies needed to develop innovative, patient-centered, and cost-effective health care solutions. Fellows will receive leadership training opportunities, mentorship, and opportunities to interact with nationally recognized leaders.

Congratulations to this year’s Fellows: 

Ardavan Akhavan, MD
Department of Urology
Project Title: Optimization of the Online Self-Scheduling Portal for the Department of Urology

Thomas Ciecierega, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: Optimizing Referral Patterns for Pediatric Constipation Through Educational Outreach to Referring Providers

Molly Inden, NP
Department of Oncology
Project Title: Program for Young Onset Colorectal Cancer

Alicia Mecklai, MD
Department of Medicine
Project Title: Rapid Chest Pain Telemedicine Clinic for ER Discharges

Jennifer Salant, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: A Pediatric Bereavement Follow-Up Program at Weill Cornell Medicine

Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD
Department of Medicine
Project Title: Optimizing Capacity and Efficiency in Endoscopy  

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