The Faculty Leadership Institute program was recently redesigned in partnership with the Fisher College of Business utilizing their evidence-based BUILD Leadership Model and was developed with significant input from faculty, FAME staff and past-FLI participants in the College of Medicine. Fisher faculty will facilitate the monthly sessions which run from September 2020 through June 2021.

The purpose of this program is to develop faculty with the necessary skills to become a principled leader. As a result of this program participants can be expected to use emotional intelligence to make prudent and ethical decisions; develop the ability to initiate and lead change; articulate a vision and influence others; build consensus and resolve conflict; manage and develop others. The program is open to all faculty in the college of medicine. Endorsement and financial support from a department chair or division director is required.


The FAME Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) is a foundational program designed to develop and strengthen leadership skills of faculty to drive and manage change and execute organizational strategy.

FLI Program requirements

The Faculty Leadership Institute will meet once a month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. generally on the third Thursday of each month. The program will extend for a total of 10 sessions, including a kickoff meeting and a graduation program. View participation document.

Participants are required to attend at least 9 of the 10 regular sessions. The 2020-2021 program dates are: Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 14, Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 10 (Graduation). On average, it is estimated that up to 10 hours a month will be required for optimum participation.

Participants are expected to fully engage in the program, including the completion of assigned preparation for sessions and execution of all required exercises, activities and projects.

How to Apply
The application window for 2020 – 2021 is closed. Be watching Spring 2021 to apply for the next cohort.

Cohort Participants
View 2020-2021 Cohort or view the Past FLI Cohort Participants.

FLI Committee members

  • Michael Guertin, MD, MBA, FAME Director for Leadership
  • Syl Gray, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant for the Wexner Medical Center
  • Erica Bell, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Daniel Eiferman, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Michael Essandoh, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Rashmi Ganith, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Cynthia Gerhardt, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics
  • Scott Graham, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Allison Heacock, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Jarrett Heard, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Stephen Koesters, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Bryan Martin, DO, Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine
  • Daniel Martin, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Ehud Mendel, MD, Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Jared Moore, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Shalina Nair, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine
  • Enver Ozer, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology

Ex-officio Members

  • Philip Binkley, MD, MPH, Director, Center for FAME, Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Debbie Pond, Program Manager, Center for FAME
  • Emma Tippett, Program Coordinator, Center for FAME

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