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MedStar Health Administrative Residency in Clinical Operations & Innovation

MedStar Health Administrative Residency in Clinical Operations & Innovation

The MedStar Health Administrative Residency in Clinical Operations & Innovation is a unique program offering candidates an 11-month field placement experience within two systemwide entities. The resident’s time is split evenly between MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) and MedStar Medical Group (MMG).

MedStar Health

At MedStar Health, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. Our 30,000 associates and 4,700 affiliated physicians are committed to living this promise through our core SPIRIT values—Service, Patient first, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork—across our more than 300 locations including 10 hospitals, ambulatory, and urgent care centers. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar Health is training future physician leaders to care for the whole person and is advancing care through the MedStar Health Research Institute. From our telemedicine and urgent care services to the region’s largest home health agency, we’re committed to providing high-quality health care that’s also easy and convenient for our patients. At MedStar Health—It’s how we treat people.

MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)

Chartered in 2009, the MedStar Institute for Innovation catalyzes innovation that advances health; our mantra is “Think Differently.” Our scope of activities includes initiatives in learning and simulation, telehealth and digital/consumer health, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, data science, pharmacogenomics, surgical innovation, and more. Learn more on our “About the MedStar Institute for Innovation” page.

MedStar Medical Group (MMG)

MMG, MedStar Health’s provider organization, aims to engage all clinicians, and the teams who work with them, in making MedStar Health’s clinical practices as effective and efficient as possible, taking advantage of best practices and shared experiences in care delivery and operations. MMG’s network consists of medical, surgical, and specialty providers together that provide care for over three million patients at more than 280 locations. MMG is one of the largest medical groups in the country and is committed to building the optimal environment for MedStar’s clinicians to professionally and personally grow. 

Residency Overview

The residency program is flexible and self-directed toward achieving the following overarching goals:

MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)

  • Gain comprehensive understanding of the role, activities, and goals of the MedStar Institute for Innovation and how to foster innovation across a large health system

  • Develop and apply project management skills while aiding in the implementation of key innovation initiatives and programs

  • Understand the strategy for executing innovation in a large system

  • Gain exposure to MedStar Health Corporate operations and executive leadership

MedStar Medical Group (MMG)

  • Gain exposure to financial management and operations of system-wide service lines that fall under Hospital Practices

  • Study and support strategic initiatives related to Hospital Practices and associated service lines

  • Learn and develop physician relationship management skills, and understand physician recruitment, retention, and contracting strategies

  • Improve knowledge of performance and quality improvement

Previous and Current Residents

The teams have welcomed 11 residents to this program to date, a number of whom continue to work for MedStar Health.

  • 2011-2012, 1st Resident: Fadi Rammo, MHA
    Recent experience: Vice President for MedStar Medical Group (MMG) for Emergency Medicine & Hospitalist Medicine

  • 2012-2013, 2nd Resident: Linda Sobh Biedrzycki, MHA
    Recent experience: Administrative Director, Radiology and Pathology, Tufts Medical Center

  • 2013-2014, 3rd Resident: Christine Laccay, MHA
    Recent experience: Senior Director of Operations for the DC Safe Moms Safe Babies initiative at MedStar Health Research Institute; previously served as MI2 Program Director for Informatics; and 0.5 FTE for MedSTAR Transport for 3 years

  • 2014-2015, 4th Resident: Leatt Gilboa, MHA
    Recent experience: Served as first Manager, Telehealth Operations & Strategy for the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center and as Project Manager & External Alliances Specialist during her 3-year tenure with MI2; later became President, First Legal Depositions & President, First Legal Digital Services in LA, CA

  • 2015-2016, 5th Resident: Edwin Zhao, MHA
    Recent experience: Coach for Emotional Fitness (Independent)

  • 2016-2017, 6th Resident: Jennifer Yu, MHA
    Recent experience: Class of 2022 at Boston University School of Medicine; previously served as Senior Associate at Avalere Health

  • 2017-2018, 7th Resident: Elizabeth (Ellie) Hwang, MHA
    Recent experience: Program Director, MedStar Center for Surgical Innovation

  • 2018-2019, 8th Resident: Elizabeth (Liz) Mosher, MHA
    Recent experience: Digital Health Program Manager, Sr. Associate at Stanford Health Care

  • 2019-2020, 9th Resident: William (Connor) Johnson, MHA
    Recent experience: Business Development Manager, Lumeris (Value-Based Care Strategy & Analytics)

  • 2020-2021, 10th Resident: Varsha Kottamasu, MHA
    Recent experience: MI2 Project Manager focused on Business Innovation

  • 2021-2022, 11th Resident: Meaghan Hart
    Recent experience: Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Healthcare Practice

  • 2022-2023, 12th Resident: Belita Ho
    Started June 2022