SEAL Program | Faculty

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The HMS-SEAL faculty are drawn from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and other Harvard University schools, affiliated hospitals and institutes. Faculty include health care experts, published researchers, award-winning professors of management and accomplished industry leaders in information technology, quality management and process improvement.

Program Director

Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA

Dr. Ajay K. Singh is Senior Associate Dean for Global and Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School and Director, Master in Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) Program. He leads a vibrant group of faculty and staff in developing and overseeing postgraduate medical education at HMS, as well as the Master's program in Clinical Investigation. He has been Executive Director for the Dubai Harvard Foundation of Medical Research since 2008. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS.

Dr. Singh completed his undergraduate and medical training in England at University College London School of Medicine. He moved to Boston in 1987 for his clinical and research renal fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center, which he finished in 1992, when he joined the Tufts University faculty. In 1998 he moved to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital — one of the principal teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School — as Clinical Director of the Renal Division and Director, Dialysis Services and Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS.

In 2008 he became Chief Academic Officer and Executive Director, Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR). Dr. Singh’s interests are in clinical research – with a particular focus on the anemia of chronic kidney disease. He led groundbreaking studies in anemia of kidney disease, including the CHOIR study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and well as being a member of the steering committees for the TREAT and DRIVE studies. More recently, he has taken on the role of leading the ASCEND Clinical development program - a phase 3 program for the development of a novel propel hydroxyls inhibitor Daprodustat. 

Dr. Singh is currently Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American Medicine and also Chair of the Editorial Board for Nephrology Times. He leads the office of Postgraduate Medical Education at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and in this capacity leads several HMS CME courses. He is the author of over 150 original contributions and review articles, as well as author/editor of 11 books in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and has an MBA from Boston University.

Workshop Faculty

Thomas Aretz, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Vice President for Client Services
Partners HealthCare International

Robert K. Crone, MD
Professor and Vice Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs
Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar

Paul M. Healy, PhD
James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Harvard Business School

Melvyn Menezes, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University’s Questrom School of Business

Sanjay Saini, MD
Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Vice Chairman for Finance, Quality and Safety
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Gina Vild
Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer
Office of Communications and External Relations
Harvard Medical School

Li Zhou, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Medical Informatician
Partners HealthCare

Online Lecture Faculty

Susan Abookire, BSEE, MD, MPH, FACP, CPHIMSS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Former Senior Vice President and System Chief Quality Officer
Houston Methodist
Former Chair of Quality and Patient Safety
Mount Auburn Hospital

Jonathan Baum, MBA
Lead Consultant with Performance Improvement
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Office of Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD
Associate Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Thomas J. Bossert, PhD
Senior Lecturer on Global Health Policy
Director of the International Health Systems Program
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jennifer Beloff, MSN, RN, APN-C
Director of Quality Programs in the Center for Clinical Excellence
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Alexander Carbo, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Director for Patient Safety
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Christian Dankers, MD, MBA
Assistant Medical Director for Quality and Safety
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Maura Donnelly
Senior Consultant with Performance Improvement
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Amy C. Edmondson, PHD
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management
Harvard Business School

Patricia Folcarelli, MA, RN, PhD
Sr. Director Patient Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Patient Safety Foundation

Dorothy Goulart, MS, RN
Director of Performance Improvement in the Center for Clinical Excellence
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Yael K. Heher, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Director, Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance
Department of Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Joseph Jacobson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief Quality Officer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mandeep R. Mehra, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center
Executive Director, The Collaborative Center for Advanced Heart Disease
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Margaret Moore, MBA
Co-Founder/Co-Director, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School affiliate
Faculty, Harvard University Extension School
Founder/CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation
Founding member, National Board for Certifying Health & Wellness Coaches

Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Lynn Nicholas, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Sandhya K. Rao, MD
Associate Medical Director
Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

John Rossi
Lead Consultant with Performance Improvement
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Katherine Santos
Director of Performance Improvement
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Richard Siegrist, MBA, MS, CPA
Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Co-Director, Health Care Management Program
Lecturer on Health Care Management
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Sara J. Singer, PhD, MBA
Professor of Health Care Management and Policy
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Mongan Institute for Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Rob Sutfin, MBA, PMP
Director of Decision Support Systems
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Anjala Tess, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Ellen M. Zane, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children


Application Deadlines

Applications accepted through February 20, 2018

Early Application and Scholarship Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Final Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


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