Dr. Chopra selected as member of prestigious Executive Leadership in Health Care program – School of Medicine News

Teena Chopra, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Executive Leadership in Health Care program, part of the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® program supervised by the Drexel University College of Medicine.

The program is a one-year, part-time fellowship for mid-career women in senior-level leadership positions in the U.S. and Canadian health systems who have administrative staffing and budgeting experience, a desire to achieve a leadership position, use strategic career planning in leadership development, have the support of their institutions in advancement and the opportunity to increase their responsibilities.

Teena Chopra, MD, MPH

Nominated by WSU President Mr. Roy Wilson, Dean Wael Sakr, MD, and WSU Vice President of Health Affairs Mark Schweitzer, MD, Dr. Chopra is one of 27 women selected to the inaugural class.

“I am thrilled and honored to be part of this remarkable group of women participating in the inaugural class of the ELH/ELAM program,” said Dr. Chopra, who is also Corporate Medical Director of Infection Prevention, epidemiology and antibiotic management for WSU and the Detroit Medical Center. “I believe that my core scientist in epidemiology, as well as my determination, my academic and research experience, will be a good addition to this program. I am grateful to President Wilson, Dean Sakr, Dr Schweitzer, my President Dr Safwan Badr and my Division Manager Dr Pranatarthi Chandrasekar for giving me this opportunity and supporting me while I is participating in this rigorous scholarship this year. ”

As an ELH Fellow, Dr. Chopra will learn strategic finance and resource management to enhance the mission of healthcare organizations; improve professional efficiency; develop strategic approaches for finding, accepting and transitioning into new leadership positions; collaborate with various stakeholders to advance organizational goals; and supporting the development of the leadership careers of others through mentorship, sponsorship and peer consultation.

The year will begin with a series of virtual modules this summer, leading to an in-person session in the fall. Fellows will present an institutional action project next spring as the culmination of the program.

Established in 1995, the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® program aims to expand the national pool of qualified female candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program, said Executive Director Nancy Spector, MD, is recognized by CEOs and Deans for developing leaders who “bring great value to their institutions. With the introduction of the Executive Leadership in Health Care program, we have built on our fellowship model to include the concepts, tools, and skills that will enable women leaders to bring their full potential to healthcare organizations.

For more information about the program, visit www.drexel.edu/elam.


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