Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

MedStar Health Administrative Residency in Innovation & Emergency Medicine

The MedStar Health Administrative Residency in Innovation & Emergency Medicine is a unique program in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that offers their 2nd year Master of Health Administration (MHA) students field placement experience within MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) and MedStar Emergency Physicians (MEP). 

  • MedStar Health

    At MedStar Health, we use the best of our minds and hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. Our associates and affiliated physicians are committed to living this promise through our core SPIRIT values—Service, Patient First, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork—in more than 300 locations across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. From our telemedicine and urgent care services to our educational partnership with Georgetown University, we strive to provide high-quality, convenient health careLearn more at  

  • MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)

    Chartered in 2009, the mission of MI2 is to catalyze innovation that advances health; its mantra is “Think Differently.”  MI2’s scope of activities includes initiatives in learning and simulation, telehealth and digital/consumer health, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, SMART on FHIR adoption and utilization, data science, pharmacogenomics, surgical innovation, and more. Learn more on our “About MI2” page.

  • MedStar Emergency Physicians (MEP)

    MEP oversees and manages the daily operations of eight MedStar Health emergency departments, including MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. There are more than 230 clinical providers within the MEP network who provide care for approximately 400,000 patients annually. Learn more here. 

Residency Overview

The self-directed and flexible nature of the program has allowed residents to tailor their experience to align with their interests and achieve the following goals: 

MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)

  • Gain comprehensive understanding of the role, activities, and goals of MI2 and how to foster innovation across a large healthcare system 
  • Develop and apply project management skills while aiding in the implementation of key innovation initiatives and programs
  • Understand the strategy for executing innovation in a large system
  • Gain exposure to MedStar Health Corporate operations and executive leadership

MedStar Emergency Physicians (MEP)

  • Gain exposure to financial management and operations of an eight-hospital emergency medicine services group 
  • Study and support strategic initiatives related to diverse emergency departments
  • Learn and develop physician relationship management skills, and understand physician recruitment, retention, and contracting strategies
  • Improve knowledge of performance and quality improvement

Previous and Current Residents

Through the Johns Hopkins MHA program, MI2 and MEP have welcomed 10 residents to date, a number of whom continue to work for MedStar Health. 

2011-2012, 1st Resident: Fadi Rammo, MHA

Recent experience: Vice President for MedStar Medical Group (MMG) for Emergency Medicine & Hospitalist Medicine

2012-2013, 2nd Resident: Linda Sobh Biedrzycki, MHA

Recent experience: Vice President of Practice Management at Capital Caring Health under former MedStar Geriatrics leader Dr. Eric DeJonge; previously served as Administrative Director MMG for Emergency Medicine focused on MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center until December 2019

2013-2014, 3rd Resident: Christine Laccay, MHA

Recent experience: Senior Director of Operations for the DC Safe Moms Safe Babies initiative at MedStar Health Research Institute; previously served as MI2 Program Director for Informatics; and 0.5 FTE for MedSTAR Transport for 3 years 

2014-2015, 4th Resident: Leatt Gilboa, MHA

Recent experience: President of First Legal Depositions and President of First Legal Digital Services in Los Angeles, CA; previously served as the first Manager for Telehealth Operations and Strategy for the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center and as Project Manager & External Alliances Specialist during her 3-year tenure with MI2

2015-2016, 5th Resident: Edwin Zhao, MHA

Recent experience: Outcomes Analyst, MedStar House Call Program

2016-2017, 6th Resident: Jennifer Yu, MHA

Recent experience: Class of 2022 at Boston University School of Medicine; previously served as Senior Associate at Avalere Health

2017-2018, 7th Resident: Elizabeth (Ellie) Hwang, MHA

Recent experience: MI2 Project Manager focused on Telehealth and Surgical Innovation

2018-2019, 8th Resident: Elizabeth (Liz) Mosher, MHA

Recent experience: Project Manager with MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center at MI2

2019-2020, 9th Resident: William (Connor) Johnson, MHA

Recent experience: Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Healthcare Practice

2020-2021, 10th Resident: Varsha Kottamasu

Started July 2020