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NYC Health + Hospitals Launches Application for Clinical Leadership Fellowship 2023–2024; Class of 2022–2023 Begins This Week

Fellowship provides a one-year opportunity for post-residency graduates to gain experience in healthcare administration

Seven physicians begin the fellowship this week

Application deadline for next year’s fellowship is October 14

Jul 20, 2022

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the open application period for the Clinical Leadership Fellowship, a one-year opportunity designed for post-residency graduates interested in administrative roles within the nation’s largest public hospital system. Fellows are assigned to teams within NYC Health + Hospitals’ offices of quality, population health, ambulatory care, managed care and patient growth, or medical and professional affairs to acquire hands-on, practical work experience. As part of their participation, fellows will be required to design and lead a quality improvement or population health project at their sponsoring facility. In addition, fellows provide clinical care to some of the city’s most vulnerable patients. The application deadline for next year’s fellowship is October 14, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

“NYC Health + Hospital is proud to host this year’s Clinical Leadership Fellows as they train to become future leaders in healthcare,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer Dr. Eric Wei. “Previous fellows have made a real impact across many of our system-wide quality and operational initiatives, and we’re sure this year’s class will be no exception.”

“NYC Health + Hospitals is a great place for clinicians to learn and grow,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Population Health and Executive Director of the NYC Test & Trace Corps Dr. Ted Long. “The Clinical Leadership Fellows will have a chance to treat patients and incorporate what they learn at the bedside to solve problems and improve processes systemwide.”

“The Clinical Leadership Fellowship is a way for NYC Health + Hospitals to invest in the next generation of healthcare leaders,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Medical Officer Dr. Machelle Allen. “The real-world experience these fellows will gain from working in the country’s largest municipal hospital system will give them an unmistakable edge as they develop their careers.”

The curriculum includes fundamentals of leadership and administration, population health approaches to improving outcomes, team facilitation and change management, fundamentals of quality improvement and the science of quality measurement, developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives, designing safe systems, and building a “just” culture.

The 2022 – 2023 class of fellows begins their fellowship this week. The fellowship class includes the following participants:


  • Leo Gordon Eisenstein is assigned to the Office of Population Health and will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.


  • Junaid Anwar is assigned to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, where he will also conduct his clinical practice in the Department of Hospital Medicine.
  • Kaushal Khambhati is assigned to the Office of Medical & Professional Affairs and will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.


  • Tamara Kliot is assigned to the Office of Ambulatory Care and will conduct her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
  • Stasha O’Callaghan is assigned to the Office of Quality and Safety and will conduct her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem.


  • Patrick Milord is assigned to the Office of Managed Care and Patient Growth and will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.
  • Jason Raggi is assigned to the Office of Quality and Safety and will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

Previous fellows have played critical roles in NYC Health + Hospitals’ programming, such as:

  • Supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting level-loading processes to reduce hospital strain.
  • Helping lead major system-wide initiatives related to enhancing lung cancer, depression, and breast imaging services.
  • Reducing length of stay and avoidable emergency department visits for pediatric and adult patients.

How to Apply:

Physicians who have completed or are on track to complete a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education prior to July 1, 2023 can apply. The application deadline is October 14. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. To apply, visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/clinical-leadership-fellowship/.