Six-month virtual offering
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 October 7th, 2021 to March 3rd, 2022.

1st Thursday of each month, 10AM-1PM EDT & 3rd Thursday of each month, 12PM-1pm EDT.

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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is a 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 hour-long coaching call mid-month. The design allows participants to apply new learning at their workplaces and receive coaching support from faculty and peers, if needed. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainties 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.

Each participant will be provided a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

More information on potential accreditation coming soon.



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.

Genevieve Daftary, MD, MPH

Daftary-Genevieve-300x300Genevieve serves as Pediatric Medical Director at Codman Square Health Center. Dr. Daftary joined Codman in 2012 as a Fellow in the Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health. As part of her fellowship, Dr. Daftary worked extensively with staff and students at the Codman Academy Charter School on a project regarding healthy weight and exercise in adolescents. Dr. Daftary is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Louise Keogh Weed, MS

Louise-Keogh-WeedLouise is the Practice Transformation Specialist for the Center's Systems Transformation Team. She has her Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. Since then, Louise has worked in quality improvement and patient safety in Boston hospital system. Most recently, she served as the Director of Medical Management and Improvement at Codman Square Health Center, a unique health center in Dorchester known for its leadership in innovation. In this role, Louise oversaw all Primary Care innovation work, created the infrastructure for organizational innovation, and worked with Medical leadership on management of the Provider practice. Louise is an instructor at HSPH, teaching in the department of Health Management and is the Co-Director of Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives. Louise is especially interested in non-profit strategy and leadership.

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.

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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.