Congratulations Duke Clinical Leadership Program 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to the 28 School of Medicine and Duke Health faculty who graduated from the 2021 Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) on 6/24/21!

DCLP was founded by the Chancellor for Health Affairs in 2010 to help expand leadership capacity within Duke Health. Program fellows participate in a 6-month curriculum designed to deepen awareness of healthcare operations and develop individual leadership skills.  The program is supported by the Chancellor Eugene Washington and run by the School of Medicine Office for Faculty. Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2021 program was held remotely.

The Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) aims to increase leadership capacity within Duke Health. Participants:

  • Gain institutional knowledge to help them succeed in clinical leadership roles
  • Expand their awareness of clinical strategy and operations
  • Develop personal leadership skills 
  • Create a professional development plan by working with a certified executive coach
  • Improve team collaboration skills through high-impact institutional group projects
  • Connect with senior clinical leaders through networking and mentoring opportunities

Program fellows were assigned to one of four institutional projects sponsored by Duke Health leaders. Group work and project deliverables were evaluated by a selection committee and the highest rated team was presented with the annual Thomas Gorrie Clinical Leadership Impact Award.

The winning team’s project focused on improving wayfinding at DUHS in order to enhance the patient experience.  Group members were Adam Devore, MD (Medicine), Jay Doss, MD (Medicine), Steve Melton, MD (Anesthesiology), Manisha Palta, MD (Radiation Oncology), Lisa Parnell, MD (Pediatrics), Tara Spector, MD (Medicine), and Julius Wilder, MD, PhD (Medicine).

The other project topics were:

  • Impact of Maestro Care Personalization on Provider Wellbeing
  • A Model for the Transition to Value Based Care
  • Implementation of a Mortality Prediction Tool

All participants presented their projects to health system leaders at the Graduation Celebration on June 24th and engaged in robust discussion of these topics.

2021 DCLP cohort:

Oke Anakwenze MD, MBA; Julie Baker DNP; Chantal Boisvert MD; Amy Broach MD;

  • Oke Anakwenze, MD, MBA, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Julie Baker, DNP, Duke Primary Care
  • Chantal Boisvert, MD, Ophthalmology
  • Amy Broach, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael Campbell MD; Adam DeVore MD; Jayanth Doss MD; David Halpern MD;

  • Michael Campbell, MD, Pediatrics
  • Adam DeVore, MD, Medicine
  • Jayanth Doss, MD, Medicine
  • David Halpern, MD, Medicine

Robin Hardie-Hood MD; Edmund Jooste MD; Russel Kahmke MD; Michelle McMoon PA-C;

  • Robin Hardie-Hood, MD, Medicine
  • Edmund Jooste, MD, Anesthesiology
  • Russel Kahmke, MD, Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
  • Michelle McMoon, PA-C, PhD, Duke Regional

Steve Melton MD; Joe Minchew MD; Lake Morrison MD; Manisha Palta MD

  • Steve Melton, MD, Anesthesiology
  • Joe Minchew, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lake Morrison, MD, Medicine
  • Manisha Palta, MD, Radiation Oncology

Lisa Parnell MD; Elizabeth Pavlisko MD; Neal Roberts MD; Nicole Scouras MD, MBA, MPH

  • Lisa Parnell, MD, Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Pavlisko, MD, Pathology
  • Neal Roberts, MD, Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Nicole Scouras, MD, MBA, MPH, Anesthesiology

Sophie Shaikh MD; Tara Spector MD; Marvaretta Stevenson MD; Brad Taicher DO, MBA

  • Sophie Shaikh, MD, Pediatrics
  • Tara Spector, MD, Medicine
  • Marvaretta Stevenson, MD, Medicine
  • Brad Taicher, DO, MBA, Anesthesiology

Tina Tailor MD; Adam Wachter MD; Julius Wilder MD, PhD; Sarah Wolfe MD

  • Tina Tailor, MD, Radiology
  • Adam Wachter, MD, Medicine
  • Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, Medicine
  • Sarah Wolfe, MD, Dermatology

See the DCLP cohort list here.


Applications for the 2022 Duke Clinical Leadership Program will open this fall. Visit the DCLP webpage for more information or contact the Office for Faculty at