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 in health system administration, health care informatics, quality and patient safety, or health care organization and policy. Participants receive protected time for immersion and study.
Within the Research Track, LEAD Scholars may choose to gain additional expertise in research (through the Resident Mentored Research Experience Track) or to begin practicing as physician scientists (through the Resident Academic Career Development Award Track). Participants receive stipends for travel to present at regional and national meetings, as well as research support.
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