Emergency Medicine

Health Executive Administrative Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship

We are pleased to offer an innovative and rigorous fellowship to Emergency Medicine residency graduates with an interest in Emergency Medicine Administration and Leadership.

Why Choose a Fellowship in Health Executive Administrative Leadership?

Health Executive Administrative Leadership Fellows will work directly with leaders in operations and administration both within the Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Froedtert Health Enterprise to develop and advance the skills to be a leader in this field. Fellows will gain experience in the following areas over the two-year fellowship:

  • ED Operations Management and Patient Flow
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Patient Experience
  • EMR Improvement and Healthcare Analytics
  • Coding and Billing
  • HRO System Management
  • Change Management

Job Opportunities for Trainees After Graduation

  • Graduates of the EM Health Executive Administrative Leadership Fellowship will be well positioned in a competitive job market to directly fill Medical Director or Assistant Medical Director roles both at Academic or Community sites.
  • Fellowship differentiation is becoming increasingly important in the Emergency Medicine job market.

Fellowship Requirements

Application Process

  • Current CV with reference list
  • Personal statement with Letter of Intent 
  • Letter of Recommendation; Two references
  • GMAT is waived by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Funding of the trainee is provided by the Department of Emergency Medicine including salary support, CME, travel and master’s degree tuition will be covered by the Medical College of Wisconsin within the fellow’s contract.

Additional Fellow Responsibilities

  • Obtaining a Master’s Degree (MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / Marquette University)
  • Attending ACEP Directors Academy phase 1 and 2 or AAEM ED Operations Certificate Course
  • Attending Froedtert Hospital ED Operations Committee meetings
  • Attending Froedtert Hospital ED Quality and Safety meetings
  • Participate on two hospital and/or interdepartmental committees

Fellows will have protected time for projects and professional development while working as an attending faculty in our system emergency departments with moonlighting opportunities available.

Program Details

Research Opportunities/Scholarly Activity Expectations

  • The fellow will have dedicated time to complete the scholarly requirements of the fellowship
  • Fellows are required to complete at least two quality improvement projects in a dedicated area of focus of the fellow’s selection
  • Fellows are required to publish at least one scholarly project per year of fellowship
  • Fellows are required to deliver one Grand Rounds lecture to the residency program per year
  • Scholarly requirements will be tracked in the fellow’s evaluation process

Impact of Program on Trainees in MCWAH Sponsored Program

  • The fellow will interact with the EM residents both clinically and during the EM residents Administration elective
  • The fellow will attend Emergency Medicine weekly EM conference as available
  • The fellow is expected to deliver grand round presentations to the EM residents and faculty

Training Sites & Facilities

Clinical Emergency Department shifts: 24 clinical hours per week (e.g. 3 x 8-hour shifts)

Froedtert_Location Card Component

Froedtert Hospital

Academic Medical Center
Level 1 Adult Trauma Center
Comprehensive Stroke, Cancer, Cardiovascular Center
Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 89,000

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Emergency Department

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 33,000

Froedtert West Bend Hospital

Froedtert West Bend Hospital Emergency Department

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 23,000

Froedtert Community Hospital Mequon

Froedtert Community Hospital – Mequon

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 3,000

Froedtert Community Hospital New Berlin

Froedtert Community Hospital – New Berlin

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 12,000

Froedtert Community Hospital Oak Creek

Froedtert Community Hospital – Oak Creek

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 6,000

Froedtert Community Hospital Pewaukee

Froedtert Community Hospital – Pewaukee

Annual Emergency Department patient volume: 10,000

Evaluation & Grievance Process Information

Evaluation Process

Evaluation Process

  • EM Health Executive Administrative Leadership fellows will be electronically evaluated by the program director or medical director associated with committee/project work at the end of each quarter.
  • The fellowship director will meet with the fellow twice in the given academic year to review received feedback regarding clinical progress, committee duties and project progress, clinical teaching, career plans and research requirement objectives.
  • EM Health Executive Administration Leadership fellows are evaluated in their role as an emergency medicine instructor by residents in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, twice annually.
  • The fellow will electronically evaluate the administration faculty annually (twice) during the program.
Grievance Process

Grievance Process

  • The EM Health Executive Administrative Leadership fellow may raise a concern either in-person, or in writing to the fellowship program director. If the complaint is procured verbally the receiving party will document and provide the summary of the complaint, conversation, and action of the associated complaint with the fellow.
  • If the fellow does not feel comfortable raising an issue with the program director or the program director’s response to the complaint, the fellow can contact the Department Chair.
  • If the complaint remains unresolved after the initial two steps are completed, the complaint or grievance can be escalated to the Senior Associate for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Finally, if the complaint still remains unresolved, the grievance would be adjudicated via human resources, MCW compliance, or the MCW ombudsman’s office.

Meet Our Team



Professor; Vice-Chair Clinical Operations, Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department; Director, Health Executive Administrative Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship


Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM

Professor with Tenure and System Chairman; Co-Director, Health Executive Administrative Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship; Emergency Physician-in-Chief; Past-President Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


Sara Engel, MBA

Department Administrator, Emergency Medicine


Matt Chinn, MD

Associate Professor; Senior Medical Director, Froedtert Emergency Department; Medical Director, Froedtert Observation Unit


Jamie Aranda, MD

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Physician Associate Studies; Medical Director, Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department; System Director, Advanced Practice Providers


Nancy Jacobson, MD

Assistant Professor; System Director, Quality, Safety, and Experience ; Medical Director, Emergency Medicine; Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Emergency Medicine


Daniel Mielnicki, MD

Assistant Professor; Division Chief, Community Hospital Division Emergency Departments


Jonathan Rubin, MD

Professor; Division Chief, System Informatics and Analytics


Stephen Spencer, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Froedtert Community Hospitals; Medical Staff President, Froedtert Community Hospitals


Mark Semrad, DO

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Froedtert West Bend Emergency Department


Sean Mackman, MD

Assistant Professor; Assistant Medical Director, Froedtert Community Hospitals


Elyse Hartleben, MD

Assistant Professor; Emergency Medicine Physician Lead for Scheduling; GME Patient Safety & Quality Officer; Assistant Medical Director, West Bend Emergency Department


Megan Anderson, DO

HEAL Fellow


Janice Hinze

Program Manager, Emergency Medicine Fellowships


Madeline Dunn, MHA

Clinical Program Coordinator III


We would love to hear from you!

Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Please direct questions to our Fellowship Coordinator, Janice Hinze