Six-month virtual offering
January 14, 2021 to June 12, 2021
1st Thursday of each month, 10AM-1PM


The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 


  • Learn the skills of emotionally intelligent leaders.

  • Understand strategies to effectively manage virtual and in-person teams.

  • Interpret and leverage data to drive improvement efforts.

  • Gain competencies in influencing, motivating and negotiating.

  • Understand the impact of systemic racism on care delivery and develop strategies to address inequity in primary care.

  • Prepare to lead change in the context of COVID and other emerging challenges.

  • Recognize key financial principles and apply them to your organization's budget.

  • Create an action plan to address current challenges at your practice and to thrive over the long-term. 

  • Benefit from discussions and problem-solving with course directors and peers.

  • Leave with a network of colleagues.


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Roger Chaufournier, MHSA

Roger Chaufournier 200x200Roger Chaufournier is CEO of CSI Solutions LLC. He is often called upon as a national expert on primary care practice transformation. Mr. Chaufournier was formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Patient Infosystems, a publicly traded health services and population health management company. Mr. Chaufournier spent twelve years in progressive senior leadership positions in hospital administration at the George Washington University Hospital, three years as the Assistant Dean for Strategic Clinical Initiatives for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and three years as Chief Operating Officer for the Managed Care Assistance Corporation where he founded and established Health Right, an FQHC owned Medicaid health plan. Mr. Chaufournier served for four years as an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and is a nationally recognized authority on quality in health care. He continues to serve on the faculty of the Harvard Center for Primary Care, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

David Margolius, MD

MargoliusDavid Margolius, MD is a primary care physician and the Faculty Co-Lead for the Medical Director Leadership Institute at the Center. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Systems Improvement for the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, OH and in this role leads process improvement efforts in clinical quality, patient experience, and patient safety. He is also the Clinical Center Director of Adult Primary Care overseeing all Cleveland primary care practices in the system and he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He lives with his wife and two children in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland.

Claire Pierre, MD

Claire-1Claire is Chief Medical Officer at Harbor Health Services and an internal medicine physician. Prior to this role, Claire served as Chief of Quality and Medical Informatics at the South End Community Health Center in Boston.  She has over ten years of extensive experience in quality informatics, strategic planning, program implementation, population management, patient-centered care, and developing international health care systems.

Eric Weil, MD

Eric_weilDr. Weil is Associate Chief Health Officer at Cityblock Health. He is a physician executive, leader, and educator with extensive experience managing and improving care delivery systems at multiple levels. In addition to a proven ability to identify, address and overcome systemic problems and develop infrastructures that function at peak efficiency, Eric has years of successful operational leadership experience within very large and complicated organizations. Eric teaches these skills to healthcare leaders so they can achieve positive outcomes addressing variables that can negatively affect the way that care is delivered to some of our sickest and most vulnerable of patients.

Lindsay Hunt, MEd

LindsayLindsay is the Director of Health Systems Transformation at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. She is responsible for the program’s portfolio, including the HRSA-funded Advancing Teams in Community Health Program, the Primary Care Improvement Network, and the Abundant Health program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These programs all share a focus on strengthening teams and building leadership capacity to improve primary care.


General Registrant: $2,475

FQHC Registrant: $2,275


This program is currently being reviewed for continuing medical education credit for virtual delivery. Confirmation will be provided as soon as possible.


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**PLEASE NOTE: A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations that occur 60 days prior to the event and a 25% refund will be issued for cancellations that occur 30 days prior to the event. Attendees will not be refunded for cancellations that take place less than 30 days prior to the event.