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 the next MCCLDP cohort?

Follow the link below to sign up to be reminded when applications open for the 2024 cohort.

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 

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).

Classes for the 2023 program year meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 2-5 p.m. All classes are currently scheduled to be in-person.

Session Dates

Module 1: Self-awareness and Personal Leadership Skills

  • January 11: Mentorship and Communication 
  • February 8: Identity, Power and Intersectionality
  • March 8: Practices and Tools for Self-awareness
  • April 12: Teaming
  • May 10: Negotiating Conflict and Managing Differences
  • June 14: Presenting for Impact

Program Break

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

Module 2: Organizational Awareness and Navigating Systems

  • September 13: Learning from Leaders: How academic medical centers work
  • October 11: Strategic Planning
  • November 8: Understanding Finances and Funds Flow
  • December 13: Course Wrap-up

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

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.
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.
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
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.

Paula Amato, M.D., M.C.R.
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Grace Chen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Sara Cichowski, M.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Joseph El Youssef, M.D., M.C.R.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition

Akram Khan, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Bethany Klopfenstein, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition

Amy Kobus, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Marshall Lee, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

Nicole Marshall, M.D., M.C.R.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Craig McDougall, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Lakshmi Mudambi, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Portland VA

Elizabeth Munro, M.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Afshan Nanji, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Melissa Novak, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Smriti Ohri, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Emmanuelle Pare, M.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Carrie Puckett, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant Cardiologist, Portland VA

Shehzad Rehman, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Jamie Rubin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Michael Wollenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

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