Healthcare Leadership & Management Elective

The Healthcare Leadership and Management (HLM) Elective is a two-week elective that provides medical students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, expand their administrative knowledge, and explore challenging topics in healthcare innovation, business, and management with key leaders in the field. Interested students will be paired with executive members of healthcare leadership for one-on-one mentorship to support career development. Students will participate in a variety of clinical and administrative activities with exposure to healthcare operations, patient safety/quality, entrepreneurship, finance, and policy. By providing early exposure to these topics with close mentorship, this elective aims to develop physician leaders who can bring meaningful and positive change to our healthcare system.

By the end of this elective, students will understand the basic definitions and relationships between clinical service delivery, healthcare innovation, healthcare policy, and healthcare leadership and management. They will be able to identify the different roles and responsibilities of executive leadership positions and the key challenges facing our healthcare system and leaders. Upon completion of the elective, students will be able to apply the techniques and lessons learned in the course to future healthcare leadership challenges encountered in their personal career trajectory.

2024 Mentors

Students who take the HLM Elective will have access to mentors who are at the top of their fields. This year's class of mentors includes exectives and leaders with experience in private equity, healthcare IT and healthcare management. Learn more about our 2024 mentors here

Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., M.Phil.
Chief Health Officer, Anthem, Inc.

Ashita Batavia, M.D., M.S.
R&D Senior Director, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Tara Bishop, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Founder of Black Opal Ventures

Mitchell Blutt, M.D.
Consonance Capital, CEO and Founder

Hamza Ijaz, M.D.
Healthcare Leadership & Management Fellow 

Bruce Leuchter, M.D.
President & CEO, Neurvati Neurosciences

Elan Levy, M.D.
Chair of Community and Acute Care Services, Lenox Hill Hospital

Omar Maniya, M.D.
Instructor in Clinical Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Mary Mulcare, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Summus

Edward J. Nejat, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.O.G.
Practice Director, Generation Next Fertility

Utpal Patel, M.A., M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise Pharma

Mark Pochapin, M.D.
Sholtz-Leeds Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Dept of Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone

Umer Raffat
Equity Analyst

Anthony Rossi, M.D.
Assistant Attending Dermatologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jeffrey A. Sachs, M.D.
CEO and Founder, Sachs Policy Group

Andrew Schiff, M.D., M.B.A.
Managing Director, Aisling Capital

Rahul Sharma, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P.
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Emergency Physician-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Jonathan Siegel, M.B.A.
Chair and CEO, OPY Acquisition Corp.

Edwin Su, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery

Jay Varma, M.D.
Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medicine

Henry Wei, M.D.
Head of Development Innovation, Regeneron

Program Leadership

Joe Habboushe, M.D., M.B.A.
Co-Director, Healthcare Leadership & Management (HLM) Elective

Sowmya Sanapala, M.D., MBA
Co-Director, Healthcare Leadership & Management (HLM) Elective

How to Apply

The elective will be offered from February 26 through March 10, 2024. 

For questions, please reach out to the elective co-directors, Dr. Joseph Habboushe at and Dr. Sowmya Sanapala at

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
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New York, NY 10065

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