Mid-Career Clinical Leadership Development Program

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The MCCLDP is a year-long, professional development program that is designed to refine leadership skills for mid-career faculty. The program offers participants a concrete set of leadership skills that provide the foundation for success in common leadership positions at an academic health center. MCCLDP seeks to enhance an understanding of personal leadership styles, individual strengths and how these impact working on and leading teams. In addition, the program builds awareness of the resources and intricacies of working effectively within the OHSU system.

Interested in joining a future MCCLDP cohort?

Follow the link below to sign-up to get notified when applications for the 2025 cohort open.

Program structure

MCCLDP's cohort based workshops, which meet once a month for three hours, are designed help mid-career clinical faculty to develop self-awareness and personal skills to enhance leadership effectiveness, and to develop organizational awareness and skills to navigate complex systems.

During the first half of the program participants will be matched with a senior leader at OHSU who will provide mentorship. During the summer months, participants and their mentors will complete mentor/mentee communication projects.

Program objectives

Develop self-awareness and personal skills to enhance leadership effectiveness

  • Analyze personal leadership and work-styles
  • Appreciate relational dynamics of teams
  • Develop competencies for leading a multicultural team
  • Utilize frameworks to manage differences, address conflict
  • Enrich mentoring and advocacy skills
  • Practice interrupting bias on teams
  • Recognize how identity and intersectionality contribute to leadership skills

Develop Organizational Awareness and Skills to Navigate Complex Systems

  • Define mission, vision and value statements
  • View organizational change through a relational lens
  • Align diversity/equity/inclusion work into strategic planning
  • Distinguish the components of a departmental budget
  • Navigate tensions between fiscal responsibility and advocacy for people and programs
  • Analyze the relationship between the health system and the school of medicine
  • List ways organizations can interact with the communities they serve 

Classes for MCCLDP meet once a month for three hours. All classes are currently scheduled to be in-person.

Session Dates

Module 1: Self-awareness and Personal Leadership Skills

  • Jan. 12: Mentorship and Communication + Intro to Change Initiative Project
  • Feb. 9: 5 Dynamics Practices and Tools for Self-awareness  
  • March 8: Teaming 
  • April 12: Narrative Leadership and Identity, Power and Positionality
  • May 10: Negotiating Conflict and Managing Differences 
  • June 14: Presenting for Impact 

Program Break

  • July and August: No sessions. Mentee/Mentor collaboration and Change Initiative Project work.

Module 2: Organizational Awareness and Navigating Systems

  • Sept 13: Learning from Leaders: How academic medical centers work   
  • Oct. 11: Strategic Planning  
  • Nov. 8: Understanding Finances
  • Dec. 13: Course Wrap-up 

Note: Session topics for a given date are subject to change.

Change Initiative Project (CIP)

Starting in 2024, MCCLDP will include a learner project to be worked on throughout the course of the program.

Background and description

The Change Initiative Project (CIP) will be a key component of MCCLDP that supports your leadership development and that brings value to your division/department or the institution. The goal of the CIP is to enhance your leadership competencies and broaden your leadership capacity and visibility through work on an initiative that aligns with your experience, expertise and the mission area(s) in which you focus. The CIP should meet an organizational goal or need.

The CIP is an opportunity to:

  • Deepen the knowledge and skills obtained during MCCLDP through application of learning to the CIP. 
  • Enhance your leadership competencies and gain institutional visibility.
  • Receive feedback from your MCCLDP mentor, stakeholders and other expert consultants who will review and support your project.
  • Provide value to your division, department and OHSU through a tangible project that addresses an identified need.

This program is designed for mid-career (Associate Professor) Clinical Faculty currently in, or moving into, formal leadership roles.

Participants should be able to commit to monthly, 3-hour classes.

How to apply

MCCLDP opens applications in late Summer/early Fall for admittance into the program's next cohort, which begins in January. To apply, you will need to fill out an online application form, which asks for the following:

  1. Current CV (as attachment).
  2. Highlights from 3 current leadership, educational, or scholarly responsibilities/activities.
  3. An outline of your career goals in the next 3-5 years, and how you believe this program will help you attain those goals.
  4. Letter of support from the candidate’s direct supervisor (as attachment).

There is no tuition cost for faculty from within the School of Medicine. Faculty from schools other than the School of Medicine are also encouraged to apply, and will be charged a tuition of $1500.

Program history

The MCCLDP began in January 2020 with 20 mid-career faculty from the departments of medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology and anesthesia/perioperative medicine. Due to the success of this initial pilot year, the program opened to all mid-career clinical faculty in the school of medicine.

The program’s teaching faculty includes distinguished faculty from the Division of Management, the Career Workplace Enhancement Center, the Relational Leadership Institute and senior healthcare and School of Medicine leaders.

Primary faculty

Niki Steckler, Ph.D., teaching members of the 2020 cohort of the Mid-Career Clinical Leadership Development Program
Niki Steckler, Ph.D., teaching members of the 2020 cohort of the Mid-Career Clinical Leadership Development Program

Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.
Kirk Lalwani, M.D., F.R.C.A., M.C.R.
Brian Park, M.D., M.P.H.
Leah Reznick, M.D.
Niki Steckler, Ph.D.
Laura Ibsen, M.D. (2020)

Prior guest faculty

Sharon Anderson, M.D.
Michelle Berlin, M.D.
Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M.
Brent Carreau, M.B.A., M.P.H.
Pam Curtis, M.S.
Derick DuVivier, M.D., M.B.A.
Renee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, FACS
Lawrence Furnstahl
Leslie Garcia, M.P.A
Susan Gurley, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephanie Halvorson, M.D.
Joseph Hardman, M.D.
David Jacoby, M.D., Ph.D.
Leslie Kahl, M.D.
Steve Kinder, M.P.A.
Elaine King, M.B.A.
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary Lind
Alexander Mansour, M.P.H.
George Mejicano, M.D., M.S.
Allen Metzenber, M.B.A.
Andrew Morris-Singer, M.D.
Pattie Renouard
Nate Selden, M.D., Ph.D.
David Wilson, M.D.
Dave Yewman
Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.

Bhaskar Arora, M.D., M.C.R.
Assistant Professor, Faculty Cardiologist, Medicine

Lisa Bayer, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Castigliano Bhamidipati, D.O., Ph.D., MSc
Associate Professor, Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Beech Burns, M.D.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Christopher Chien, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor, Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Mackenzie Cook, M.D.
Associate Professor, Surgery - Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Seth Crockett, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sudhir Isharwal, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor, Urology

Saad Jazrawi, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Adel Kardosh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology

Joanna Ludzik, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dermatology

Rebecca Marshall, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Division Child Psychiatry

Khanh Nguyen, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor, Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery

North Noelck, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland VA

Josiah Orina, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

Alex Ortega Loayza, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor, Dermatology

Marie Soller, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Michael Sean Stanley, M.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Skylar Stewart-Clark, Ph.D., MSPAS
Associate Professor, Division Head and Program Director, Division of Physician Assistant Education

Sidhartha Tavri, M.B.B.S., DABR
Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology

Reid Thompson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine

Amy Valent, D.O.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jason Webb, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology,

Wei Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Paula Amato, M.D., M.C.R.        
Grace Chen, M.D.
Sara Cichowski, M.D.

Akram Khan, M.D.
Bethany Klopfenstein, M.D.

Amy Kobus, Ph.D.
Marshall Lee, M.D.
Nicole Marshall, M.D., M.C.R.
Craig McDougall, M.D.
Lakshmi Mudambi, M.D.
Afshan Nanji, M.D., M.P.H.
Melissa Novak, D.O.
Smriti Ohri, M.D.
Emmanuelle Pare, M.D.
Carrie Puckett, D.O.
Shehzad Rehman, M.D.
Jamie Rubin, M.D.
Michael Wollenberg, M.D.

Angela Alday, M.D.
Gopal Allada, M.D.
Shannon Anderson, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Kristen Ash, ANP
Steven Bailey, M.D.

Elisa Boden, M.D.
Erin Bonura, M.D., M.C.R.
Anthony Cheng, M.D.
Jared Chiarchiaro, M.D., M.S.
Ellen Davis, M.D.

Stephanie Dukhovny, M.D.
Michelle Freeman, PA-C
Alan Kovar, M.D.
Elizabeth Le, M.D.

Leeza Maron, Ph.D.
Lindsey Nicol, M.D.
Stephanie Nonas, M.D., M.C.R.
Ryan Norton, D.O.

Sean Orenstein, M.D.
Alia Qureshi, M.D.
Andrei Sdrulla, M.D., Ph.D.

Kaveh Sharzehi, M.D., M.S.
Johannes Steiner, M.D.

Anna Bar, M.D.
Juliana Bernstein, MPAS, PA-C
Jessica Castle, M.D.
Justin Cetas, M.D., Ph.D.
Lara Davis, M.D.
Holly Hinson, M.D., M.C.R.
Kathryn Holmes, M.D., M.P.H.
David Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Katie Iossi, M.D., M.P.H.
Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.
Derek Louie, MSc, O.D.
Marissa Maier, M.D.
Amanda Miller, MPAS
Scott Mist, Ph.D., M.S.
Holly Montjoy, M.D.
Arpana Naik, M.D.
Joe Skariah, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Shandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D.
Angele Theard, M.D.
Lorri Wilson, M.D.
Jesse Winer, M.D.

​​​​​Jennifer Barton, M.D.
Mikelle Bassett, M.D.
Winston Chamberlain, M.D., Ph.D.
James Clements, M.D.
Silvio De Melo, M.D.
Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D.
Julie Graff, M.D.
Kristina Haley, D.O.
Abigail Khan, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Erin Madriago, M.D.
Kim Mauer, M.D.
Michele Noles, M.D.
Elizabeth Pedigo, M.D.
Christopher Pfeiffer, M.D., M.H.S.
Kim Reynolds, Ph.D, A.B.P.P.
Brian Ricci, M.D.
Christopher Slatore, M.D., M.S.
Kamila Vagnerova, M.D.
Jamie Warren, M.D.
Raghav Wusirika, M.D.


Program Director

Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D., Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Administrative Contacts

Kacy Kesecker, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Faculty Development

Devon Ritter, Program Design Specialist, Office of Faculty Development