The Health Management Academy

Welcoming the Physician Leadership Program Class of 2023


The Health Management Academy is excited to announce the Physician Leadership Program (PLP) Class of 2023, which includes 35 aspiring physician leaders from leading health systems (LHS) across the country.

The PLP is a nine-month immersive program that prepares physicians for executive leadership at our nation’s LHS. Curriculum focuses on business acumen, diverse team management, executive presence, and the industry landscape, with retired health system C-suite executives and other healthcare experts leading seminars and workshops.

Since 2014, the program has trained the next generation of physician leaders and boasts a national network of more than 400 alumni.

The Health Management Academy would like to express appreciation to each participant’s health system physician mentor who nominated them for the program.

Interested in nominating a rising leader?

Contact us at or click below for more information:

Learn More


Andrea Abbott

Medical Director for Cancer Quality and Comprehensive Breast Program
MUSC Health

Alison Bartfield

Medical Director, Senior Strategy Service Line; Interim VP, Quality & Clinical Effectiveness
Baptist Health

Nicole Berwald

Medical Director
Staten Island University Hospital (site CMO), Northwell Health



Kevin G. Billingsley

Chief Medical Officer
Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Health

Aba Black

Vice Chief of Diversity, Equity, and & Inclusion (Yale General Medicine); Associate Program Director (Yale Primary Care Program),
Yale New Haven Health

Samuel M. Brown

Vice President for Research
Intermountain Health



Elizabeth Buisker

VP/CMO SCL Health Medical Group -Western Colorado,
Intermountain Health

Evan Corey

Chair of CHMG Executive Council
Cone Health

Himani Divatia

Medical Director, Patient Experience



Leslie A. Eiland

Medical Director of Telehealth & Patient Experience
Nebraska Medicine

Ed Fehringer

Vice-chair of research-UNMC Orthopaedics and Vice-chair of well-being-UNMC Orthopaedics
Nebraska Medicine

Maryellen Flaherty-Hewitt

Interim Section Chief of General Pediatrics/ Medical Director of Pediatric Primary Care
Yale New Haven Health



Jeff D. Howard, Jr.

Executive Medical Director of General Surgical Specialties and Robotic Surgery
Norton Healthcare

Rich Kelly

Vice President of Medical Specialties Service Line
Advocate Health

Philip Lamptey

Medical Director, Urgent Care Service Line
Cone Health



Nathalie Majorek

Executive Medical Director
Intermountain Health

Richard Martinello

Senior Physician Director, Infection Prevention
Yale New Haven Health

Tabatha Matthias

Hospital Medicine Associate Division Chief; NMC Physician of the Day Co-Lead; and NMC Acute Care Medical Director
Nebraska Medicine



Stephanie Maves

Local Practice Management Committee Chair, Ozaukee County WI
Advocate Health

Megan E. Mickley

Director, Pediatric Center; Division Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Mustafa Mufti

Interim Chair and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program



Geoffrey S. Nadzam

Chair, Department of Surgery -Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine
Yale New Haven Health

Hetal Patel

Vice President
Cone Health

Fenna Phibbs

Associate Chief of Staff, Heart and Neuroscience Segment
Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Timothy J. Pursley

SVP, Chief Clinical Officer, AdventHealth Multi-State Division

Mahliqha Qasimyar

Medical Director, Patient Safety
Nebraska Medicine

Tiffany C. Randolph

Non-Invasive Cardiologist, Director of the Advanced Hypertension Clinic
Cone Health



Robert Roswell

Co-Director Cardiology and Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Northwell Health

Ali Salim

Chief, Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery
Mass General Brigham

Rachel C. Sisodia

Chief Quality Officer
Mass General Brigham



Christoffer Spoja

Chief Medical Officer
Intermountain Health

Mason Turner

Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health
Intermountain Health

Giridhar Vedala

VP, Regional CMO of Memorial Hermann Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
Memorial Hermann Health System



Kaveeta Vinaya Kumar

Physician Operations Director -Ambulatory Practices Women’s Health

Rami Zebian

Chief Medical Officer
MUSC Health