Leadership Development

While at Michigan, residents have the luxury of being at a world class university and its associated graduate programs. This gives our trainees unique opportunities to pursue and develop additional areas of interest, particularly in research, business, innovation, and education.


A Community of Medical Educators in Training. This trainee-designed, trainee-led, GME-sponsored initiative will launch in July with its inaugural fellowship cohort. Twice monthly 90-minute sessions will focus on both the development of practical teaching skills with structured opportunities for practice and feedback (CoMET Incubator) as well as the opportunity to design and implement a medical education-focused scholarly project (CoMET Think Tank).  Sessions will be facilitated by some of the health system’s most gifted educators.


Nathan Kafity




Gunjan Malhotra

Healthcare Administration Scholars Program

The Healthcare Administration Scholars Program is a voluntary education program designed for residents interested in pursuing healthcare administration as part of their medical career. The goal of the program is to prepare residents for leadership opportunities in healthcare administration. The 20 month program involves selected readings, didactic small group seminars, panel discussions, and an individual project related to an issue within healthcare administration. Explore the curriculum for more details.


Sonia Gaur
Dan Schneider
Michelle Shnayder
Gunjan Malhotra


Casey Branach
Kyle Wilson


Ryne Dougherty
Sarah Moorman


  • Chris Centonze
  • Amber Liles
  • Stephanie Spann


  • Everett Gu
  • Andrew Kaiser
  • Elias Taxakis
  • Scott Woolen


  • Zeeshaan Bhatti
  • Tania Rahman
  • Isaac Wang


  • Sarah Allgeier
  • Lin Hsu
  • Kushal Parikh
  • Nishant Patel


  • Timothy Alves
  • Elliot Dickerson
  • Kelsey Flynt
  • Mansoor Khan
  • Ben Mervak
  • Andreea Moore

Michigan Radiology Quality Collaborative

This program seeks to develop future leaders capable of designing, implementing, analyzing, presenting, and publishing successful quality improvement ventures. Residents can apply for a specialized track where learn the basic principles of lean management and continuous quality improvement. During this track, they attend a Lean Healthcare course at the University of Michigan and complete the RSNA Advanced Level Quality Certificate. Following this fundamental knowledge, they identify a faculty mentor who supports the resident led projects. This work leads to local and national practice changes, meeting presentations and publications.

Byron DuBois
Sarah Moorman
Molly Roseland

Radiology Innovation Program

The department of radiology encourages innovation and has a formal program to facilitate resident training and projects. The Biomedical Innovator’s Series is a four-day course that consists of interactive workshops led by biomedical commercialization experts to help student-led teams develop, prototype, test, and validate their innovation. The curriculum is listed below.

In addition, the department sponsors an “Innovation Challenge” that offers trainees and faculty the opportunity to compete to have their projects internally funded by a seed grant. The commitment to innovation is not only limited to the course and innovation challenge. Our Radiology Innovation Collaborative Committee and our entire faculty are committed to fostering an environment that thrives on innovation!


Part 1: Design Thinking & Identifying Unmet Needs

  • Outline the design thinking approach to innovation
  • Define an unmet medical need
  • Ideate and prioritize potential solutions
  • Test and validate the solution

Part 2: Value Proposition & Customer Discovery

  • Learn the process of creating a value proposition & tips to be successful
  • Identify critical stakeholders
  • Develop compelling value propositions
  • Test the value proposition through customer discovery

Part 3: Communicating Innovation & Practicing the Pitch

  • Identify common tools for communicating innovation
  • Develop a validated business case for the innovation
  • Demonstrate presentation skills

Part 4: Commercialization Timelines & Milestones

  • Understand high-level milestones for biomedical commercialization
  • Review timelines by vertical: Health IT, Therapeutics, Device/Diagnostics
  • Learn U-M and state/federal resources to move ideas forward

2019 Winner

Byron DuBois

Byron DuBois “When a picture is worth a thousand words: improving patient care surrounding image-guided procedures”. The department of radiology funded this winner proposal with $20,000 for 2 years.