Clinical Fellowship in Quality & Safety


The primary goal of the ChristianaCare Clinical Quality & Safety Fellowship is to train physician leaders of quality and safety across the heath care continuum. This one year fellowship is for physicians of any specialty who have completed residency or fellowship. The fellowship will focus on six key areas of knowledge and experience:

  • Patient Safety.
  • Quality.
  • Informatics.
  • Population Health.
  • Implementation Science.
  • Health Policy.

The program will involve 50% clinical time in a ChristianaCare inpatient or outpatient setting aligned with the fellow’s training, and approximately 20% didactic learning and 30% experiential/project based learning.

The program is designed to be adaptable to the fellow’s unique strengths and interests, while also providing a backbone of core tools, curriculum, and experiential opportunities. Upon completion, fellows will sit for a certifying exam, such as the American Board of Medical Quality.

Click here for curriculum overview.

Click here for application information.

What do fellowship graduates do?

Fellowship graduates may go on to become medical directors, quality/safety officers, health services researchers, quality/safety educators, or leaders in new models of healthcare delivery.

They may work in a variety of different settings such as a large health system or practice environment, FQHC, health plan, non-profit organization, or government role.

Fellows may carve a unique niche in health policy, informatics, medical education, population health, or a clinical subspecialty.

These skills will be sought after in many settings, so the sky is the limit!

Fellowship Faculty

  • Robert Dressler, M.D., MBA
  • Marina Zeltser, M.D., MBA
  • Dan Elliott, M.D., MSCE, FACP, FAAP
  • Tabassum Salam, M.D.
  • Carol Moore, MS, APRN
  • Loretta Consiglia-Ward, MSN

Executive Sponsors

Lisa Maxwell, M.D., Associate Chief Learning Officer
Kert Anzilotti, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care
Chris Donohue-Henry, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Community Care & President/CEO of eBrightHealth ACO


For more information, email Dr. Robert Dressler or Dr. Marina Zeltser.