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Healthcare Leadership and Management

Healthcare delivery has become increasingly complex, requiring physician leaders to develop a skill set not often obtained through traditional medical education or residency training.  New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to offer a one or two-year, non-ACGME accredited Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Fellowship through the Department of Emergency Medicine. 

The mission of the HLM Fellowship is to cultivate physician leaders.  HLM Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of the Core Emergency Department (ED) Leadership Team, including operations, quality, innovations, technology, and many others.  Direct mentorship will be provided by Fellowship Leadership, Core ED Leadership Team, and Department Chair.  Fellows will be given an academic appointment at Weill Cornell Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Overall, Fellows will gain exposure and experience in leadership and management in a top-tier hospital and a top-tier medical school.

Application process

  • The competitive application process seeks up to two (2) Fellows per year for a one-year or two-year Fellowship
  • Ideal candidates will be recent graduates of an Emergency Medicine Residency with a proven track record of leadership (e.g. Chief Resident, hospital committee leadership, etc.), who wish to accelerate their careers as physician leaders and seek an advanced management degree.
  • The one-year Fellowship option is encouraged for those with graduate-level management degrees or those who do not wish to obtain one, who seek an immersive experience into ED and hospital leadership roles. 
  • The two-year Fellowship option is encouraged for those seeking a fully paid Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program offered through Weill Cornell Medicine and the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business concurrently with the ED leadership experience.
  • As a prerequisite, all HLM Fellowship candidates seeking the two-year Fellowship must meet criteria for acceptance to the Executive MBA/MS program and must participate in the same application process as all other Executive MBA/MS applicants.

Program Details

Committee Meetings:  Participation in administrative and leadership meetings including:

  • NYP Quality and Safety Meetings
  • NYP Making Care Better Meetings
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Patient Flow Committee
  • Patient-Centered Care Meetings
  • Emergency Medicine Faculty Meetings
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Patient Experience Fridays

Clinical ExperienceAs Clinical Instructors, HLM Fellows will work the equivalent of 20 clinical hours per week and have opportunities to moonlight in the Weill Cornell and Lower Manhattan Emergency Departments. Fellows will be required to attend all Executive MBA/MS courses and meet all corresponding requirements.

Compensation: HLM fellows will receive annual compensation at the current PGY-5 and PGY-6 Salary over the course of the two-year commitment. Moonlighting opportunities may increase annual compensation.


  • Full-time Faculty benefits from NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Membership to American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL)
  • *Full tuition for Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business will be paid for by the NYP/WCM Emergency Medicine
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities through NYP & Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Collaboration with research staff and data informatics

*Pending admission to the Executive MBA/MS Program, to which Fellows will need to apply and gain admittance separately

Executive MBA/MS Program websitehttps://gradschool.weill.cornell.edu/programs/executive-mba-ms-healthcare-leadership

Journal Club:  HLM Fellows will participate and lead a journal club, focusing on an area of leadership development and healthcare management. HLM fellows may have assigned journal articles, which they will summarize and present. Often HLM fellows will be in charge of choosing the Journal Club topic and related journal articles themselves.  Attendees may include Faculty, leaders from other disciplines in the ED, as well as other leadership-focused trainees.

Program Leadership

Fellowship Director
Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP
Emergency Physician-in-Chief
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Healthcare Policy andResearch
Medical Director, Strategic Initiatives and Making Care Better

Assistant Fellowship Director
Robert Tanouye, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Director of Operations, NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital ED

Program Coordinator
Jane Torres-Lavoro, MPH
Manager, Special Projects and Educational Programs   
Department of Emergency Medicine

Interested candidates should submit their CVs to emjobs@med.cornell.edu 



Mailing Address
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Weill Department of Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chairman
525 East 68th Street, M-130
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 East 70th Street, M-124c
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 746-0892