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.

During the first half of the MCCLDP, 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.

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.

Classes meet once a month for three hours, and the program runs from January through December.

Classes for this program have returned to in-person.

Interested in joining the next MCCLDP cohort?

Follow the link below to learn more about next year's program and to apply.

Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:

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, 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 

Session Dates

Module 1: Self-awareness and Personal Leadership Skills

  • January 14: Practices and Tools for Self-awareness
  • February 11: Teaming
  • March 11: Negotiating Conflict and Managing Differences
  • April 8: Communication and Mentorship
  • May 13: Presenting for Impact
  • June 10: Strategic Planning

Program Break

  • July: No session. Mentee/Mentor collaboration.
  • August: No session. Mentee/Mentor collaboration.

Module 2: Organizational Awareness and Navigating Systems

  • September 9: Identity, Power and Intersectionality and Active Bystander Training for Leaders
  • October 14: Learning from Leaders: How academic medical centers work
  • November 18: Understanding Finances and Funds Flow
  • December 9: Course Wrap-up

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.

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

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
Derick DuVivier, 
M.D., M.B.A.
Renee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, FACS
Leslie Garcia, M.P.A
Susan Gurley, M.D., Ph.D.
Joseph Hardman, M.D.
David Jacoby, M.D., Ph.D.
Leslie Kahl, M.D.
Steve Kinder, 
Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary Lind
George Mejicano, M.D., M.S.
Allen Metzenber, M.B.A.
Andrew Morris-Singer, M.D.
David Wilson, M.D.
Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.

Angela Alday, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Division of Hospital Medicine

Gopal Allada, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Shannon Anderson, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Kristen Ash, ANP
Adult Nurse Practitioner, 
Pre-Operative Medicine Clinic

Steven Bailey, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Elisa Boden, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Erin Bonura, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Anthony Cheng, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Jared Chiarchiaro, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ellen Davis, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Stephanie Dukhovny, M.D.
Associate Professor of OBGYN

Michelle Freeman, PA-C
Instructor; CVICU Lead APP, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Alan Kovar, M.D.
Assistant Professor of 
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Elizabeth Le, M.D.
Associate Professor 
of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, VA

Allison Loh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Leeza Maron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Lindsey Nicol, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology

Stephanie Nonas, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor of Medicine, 
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ryan Norton, D.O.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Sean Orenstein, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

Alia Qureshi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

Andrei Sdrulla, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Kaveh Sharzehi, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Johannes Steiner, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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