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Fellows

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Current Fellows

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Deborah Boone, M.P.H.

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Education

  • M.P.H., Healthcare Management, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • B.S., Business Administration, Hampton University

Experience

  • Healthcare Administrative Summer Intern, JPS Health Network
  • Medical Device Graduate Intern, Fannin Innovation Studio
  • Business & Project Manager, DWS Investments
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Samson Oyediran, M.B.A.

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Education

  • M.B.A., Healthcare Management, University of St. Francis
  • B.S., Health Administration, Tennessee State University

Experience

  • Clinical Operations Specialist, Stanford Healthcare
  • Graduate Assistant, University of St. Francis
  • Student Athlete, Tennessee State University
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Past Fellows

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Jessica Baldwin, M.P.H.

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Year of fellowship: 2019-2020

Background: Jessica attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Global Health Certificate. Following graduation, Jessica worked in health services research at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety before returning to school at the University of Texas Health Science Center for her Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship, Jessica had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with several departments and leaders at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed rotations and projects with Clinical Affairs, Family Medicine, Quality and Safety Committee, Ambulatory Operations, Patient Business Services, Information Technology, Orthopedic Surgery, and the COVID-19 Incident Command Center. While working in the Incident Command Center, Jessica co-developed the COVID-19 recovery planning recommendation document with members of the Clinic Flow and Design Task Force, for adoption by all Baylor Medicine clinics.

Current status: Jessica is currently a Business Operations Manager in the Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplant. She manages a variety of business and clinical operations, finance, HR functions, and process improvement initiatives for the division.

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Carrie Jiang, M.H.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2018-2019

Background: Carrie attended Rice University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She then obtained her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia University.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship, Carrie completed rotations in the Department of Medicine, SAP, Office of the Provost, Patient Business Services, and Clinical Affairs. Some key projects that Carrie worked on include a gap analysis of Baylor-owned educational space across the Texas Medical Center against current utilization, an assessment of clinical operational and facility needs in preparation for clinic relocation, and the development of self-pay pricing packages for international patients.

Current status: Carrie is currently a project manager in the Office of Clinical Affairs. In this role, she oversees the process for physician recruitment and program development, as well as strategic planning in the clinical space at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Michelle Chang, M.H.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2018-2019

Background: Michelle attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Public Health. She then obtained her Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship, Michelle completed rotations in several clinical and business departments, including Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Affairs, Baylor Improvement Group, Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs, Patient Business Services, and Corporate Programs. Some key projects Michelle worked on include the management and facilitation for a new clinic open, a testing tool to assess portfolio and project management methodologies, and the analysis of physician turnover data.

Current status: Michelle is currently a project manager in Corporate Programs. In this role, she is focused on program initiatives and expansion, as well as new clinical development. Michelle manages several of the business operations, including patient experience, finance, process improvement, and more.

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Tetiana Pavlovska, M.H.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2017-2018

Background: Tetiana received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics with minor in Math from Southern Connecticut State University. Upon graduation, she worked at Yale New Haven Health system in Patient Access and Internal Consulting. After a year of working in healthcare, Tetiana attained a Change Acceleration Process certificate as well as a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist certificate through AAHAM. Upon gaining healthcare experience, Tetiana returned to school and obtained her Master in Healthcare Administration degree from Columbia University, graduating in 2017.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship, Tetiana supported the work of the organization's senior administrative and clinical leadership through direct engagement and collaboration on organizational projects. Tetiana rotated in a number of business and clinical departments, including Patient Business Services, Baylor Improvement Group, Ambulatory Operations, Department of Orthopedics, Department of Urology, Development Office, and Research. Some of the key projects that Tetiana worked on include physician compensation plan redesign, organizational process framework design, clinics relocation facilitation and management, as well as analysis and recommendation for clinical operational process improvement.

Current status: Tetiana serves as the Senior Manager in Business Operations over two surgical departments at Baylor Medicine: Orthopedic Surgery and Urology. Her wide range of experience and expertise that span across all business areas in the entire continuum of patient care, equipped Tetiana to perform exceptionally in her current role, which involves planning, coordinating, and directing broad and complex operations and financial functions. Her key job responsibilities include financial management, budgeting, as well as business operations management across Clinical, Education, and Research missions of the organization. Tetiana’s advanced analytical, strategy, and finance skills are some of her key strengths, and her dedication to the mission, positive leadership operating within diverse teams, and love for people is what makes her experience at Baylor Medicine truly fulfilling.

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Jordan Rothfeld, M.S.H.S.M.

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Year of fellowship: 2017-2018

Background: Jordan attended Rice University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He then went on to pursue a master’s degree in Health Systems Management at Rush University.

Focus during fellowship: During his fellowship, Jordan explored clinical operations and strategic development through rotations in the Departments of Medicine, Orthopedics, IT, Otolaryngology, SAP, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Clinical Affairs and the Office of Research. While working in the Department of Orthopedics, he assisted in leading the departmental strategic planning process aimed at developing a one-, three-, and five-year strategic plan to differentiate the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Orthopedics in the Texas Medical Center.

Current status: After his Fellowship, Jordan worked as a project manager in the Office of Research. In this role, he is focused on growing the commercialization effort at Baylor College of Medicine to revolutionize the way that healthcare is provided at the bedside. Recently, Jordan transitioned to a Senior Business Operations Associate in the Office of Clinical Affairs.  In this role, he is focused on managing physician compensation across the College and providing decision support for the Clinical Services Mission.

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Donny Banerjee, M.S.H.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2016-2017

Background: Donny attended Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He received his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Focus during fellowship: During his fellowship, Donny’s work spanned several departments, including Orthopedic Surgery, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Facilities, Baylor Improvement Group, Finance, Medicine, Patient Business Services, and Graduate Medical Education. While working with the Department of Medicine, he was given the opportunity to lead the patient volume analysis and space allocation tracking for their multi-million dollar clinical and administrative move.

Current status: After his fellowship, Donny joined the Office of Graduate Medical Education as a Project Manager to work with college and affiliate leadership on GME institutional accreditation, process improvement, and strategic planning. In December 2019, Donny moved back to the Office of the President as a Senior Business Operations Associate. In this role, he oversees the operations and strategic planning for Baylor’s Academic Integration efforts with Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. In addition to Academic Integration, Donny also works with college leadership on Baylor’s Precision Medicine and Transition Medicine initiatives.

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Arun Ponnambalam, J.D., M.H.A., M.B.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2016-2017

Background: Arun attended the University of Florida where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and then moved on to the University of Miami where he obtained his J.D. After a few years working in healthcare, Arun returned to school at the University of Houston-Clear Lake where he graduated with a dual Master in Health Administration and Business Administration in 2015.

Focus during fellowship: Arun’s experience during the fellowship was well-rounded and encompassed a variety of different areas including education, Office of the General Counsel, Clinical Operations, Communications, Business Development, Research, Compliance, The Department of Surgery, The Baylor Improvement Group, and The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. One of Arun’s primary projects was an organization-wide physical security assessment that was performed with both General Counsel and Compliance departments.

Current status: After completing his fellowship, Arun transitioned into a role as a senior research administration associate with the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine. His responsibilities included managing contracts, pre-award grant administration, project financial budgets, purchasing, HR compliance and process improvement. In November of 2019 Arun moved over to the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine, joining the Global Hematology-Oncology Practice Excellence (HOPE) team as a Senior Business Operations Associate. Global HOPE is an international subsection in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Section of Pediatrics that focuses on building long-term capacity to treat and improve the prognosis for children with cancer and blood disorders in sub-Saharan Africa.

Arun oversees the Baylor College of Medicine side of finance and account management, grant administration and human resources for Global HOPE both locally and abroad in Africa.

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Julian Oolut, M.H.A., M.B.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2015-2016

Background: Julian attended the University of Houston where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2015.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship, Julian worked in a variety of areas and with several leaders within Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliates. Throughout her fellowship, she completed several projects and rotations in Patient Business Services, Clinical Revenue Cycle, Business Development, Clinical Operations, Departmental Operations, Human Resources, Data Analytics, and the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations. Julian had the opportunity to serve as the lead on a vendor cost analysis project, which allowed several clinical departments to achieve significant cost savings. Julian also led a project in which she helped develop a more efficient mechanism to standardize exam room protocols in clinical departments.

Current status: Julian is currently the Section Administrator of the Section of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine – Ben Taub Hospital. She manages several areas of the section, including budget, finance, human resources, departmental policies, grants management, and a variety of other business and clinical operations. Julian works closely with Baylor’s AMS/Harris Health affiliate to facilitate the implementation and management of business and clinical initiatives.

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Megan Bogany, M.H.S.M.

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Year of fellowship: 2013-2014

Background: Megan attended the University of Chicago, where she received a bachelor’s in Comparative Human Development. She received her Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University in 2013.

Focus during fellowship: During her fellowship Megan explored a variety of areas across the institution including Neurosurgery, the Medical Genetics Laboratories, IT, Finance, and Business Development. Her longitudinal project focused on supporting efforts to create the Baylor's Radiation Oncology Department. She also spent time working on several process improvement projects for clinical and non-clinical areas.

Current status: After her fellowship, Megan transitioned to Business Development where she worked as a Project manager to provide data analysis support to the Baylor Clinical Affairs leadership team. As a part of her role, she was asked to assist the Department of Radiation Oncology as they began to try to stand up their FGP/Baylor Medicine Clinic in 2016.  Through her work with the department and the chair she learned a lot about the service line and transitioned to work for them full time in January 2020.

Megan is currently the Business Operations Supervisor for Radiation Oncology. In this role, she oversees the clinical, education and research operations for the department. This includes managing all finance and human resource functions.  She is responsible for maintaining the department relationship with Harris Health, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and other affiliates, and implementing and managing new agreements and partnerships with them.

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Aditi Sheth, M.H.A., M.B.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2012-2013

Background: Aditi attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a BBA degree in finance and minors in biology and Spanish. She received her MHA/MBA (Master of Healthcare Administration and MBA in Healthcare Administration) from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 2012.

Focus during fellowship: Aditi explored a variety of areas across the institution that allowed her to gain experience in working with clinical and research departments and leaders, finance, human resources, and Baylor affiliates. During her fellowship, Aditi was able to lead a project for the Baylor Department of Psychiatry, which focused on using new and innovative methods to reach out to patients in the rural community. Her longitudinal project involved managing significant areas of the licensure and accreditation process for the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Current status: After her fellowship, Aditi joined the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations as a Project Manager to direct the high-level donor financial and impact reporting process. She was promoted to business manager and administrator for the department in January 2016. Her role allowed her to work with leadership, finance, HR, and other administrators to develop new strategies and practices that focused on efficiency and growth. In March 2018, Aditi moved over to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is now the Senior Manager of Business Operations and oversees the HR and accounting functions for the department. She manages a variety of business operations and process improvement initiatives for all three mission areas.

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Erin Cannon, Ph.D., M.P.A.

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Year of fellowship: 2009-2010

Background: Erin attended Texas A&M University and received a bachelor's in sociology and a master's in public administration. After finishing her administrative fellowship, Erin completed doctoral studies in healthcare management biostatistics, graduating in 2016 with a doctorate.

Focus during fellowship: Erin took advantage of the flexibility within Baylor’s fellowship program to structure her year-long rotations around departmental and clinical operations. Erin had the opportunity to serve as the lead on a cost containment project for the Department of Ambulatory Operations and conducted an examination of historical practices regarding record retention and storage. Another project where Erin felt she made a significant contribution is when she compiled and analyzed existing insurance revenue cycle data for the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. In fact, she was recruited into the department by Sean Kim, another former Baylor fellow, as a project manager in the spring of 2010.

Current status: Erin is currently the Senior Director of Clinical Business Services in the Patient Business Services department at Baylor. Her main responsibilities revolve around managing affiliate hospital and clinical departmental communication on revenue cycle metrics and matters, special projects, offsite clinical revenue cycle start-up, and many other duties. On top of her revenue cycle responsibilities, Erin is also the program supervisor for the Administrative Fellowship Program

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Application Information

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The application deadline for the Baylor fellowship is Sept. 28, 2020. Learn how to apply.