The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program is an opportunity for residents to pursue additional training to enrich and refine their expertise. Led by Professor Lee Ann Riesenberg, Ph.D., R.N., C.M.Q., this program includes competitive leadership and research tracks that take place concurrently with residency training. The program provides funds and protected time, as well as other support, to set LEAD Scholars on the path to becoming not just outstanding anesthesiologists but accomplished and innovative leaders in the evolving world of health care.
Within the Leadership Track, LEAD Scholars may pursue additional degrees or certificates in a variety of topics. These include health system administration, health care informatics, public health, quality and patient safety, health care organization and policy, as well as other leadership topics. Participants receive protected time for immersion and study.
Offerings can be individualized if requested. Applications for the LEAD Program are due in the CA-1 year. For more information, please contact Dr. Riesenberg at or Robyn Davis at