At the core of the fellowship is meaningful project work. Following the orientation period, the Fellow and preceptors will review project proposals to identify those that benefit the Fellow’s development. Should the Administrative Fellow have particular interests, projects can usually be identified or sought out to satisfy these interests. Every attempt is made to identify projects that will benefit both the Cleveland Clinic and the Fellow, with an emphasis on a well-rounded project foundation. This project foundation includes work in areas such as: continuous improvement; clinical and non-clinical operations; strategy; quality and patient safety; cost repositioning.

Additionally, Cleveland Clinic has a strong and expanding international presence, including locations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Toronto, Canada; and a micro office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In effect, incoming fellows also will have the opportunity to work on projects with international components throughout the year, and may have opportunities to travel to our international locations as projects require.

Examples of current Fellowship project work include:


  • Centralized Operating Room Scheduling
  • Transplant Appointment Center
  • Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program
  • Specialty Care Coordination for Cancer Patients
    • Business Development
      • Pediatric Alternative Medicine Business Development
      • Florida Sports Medicine Center Development
      • Product Development Standard Operating Procedures
      • Florida Patient Centered Medical Home Accreditation
    • Continuous Improvement
      • Endoscopy Process Improvements
      • ED Throughput: Arrival to Disposition
      • Cath Lab Modes of Operation
    • Cost Repositioning
      • Clinical Workstream – Exam Room and Clinical Space
      • Pain Management Supply Chain Cost Reduction


  • International Operations
    • Develop China Office Business Plan
    • Develop a Consolidated International Ops Dashboard
  • Marketing
    • U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings Analysis & Marketing Presentations
  • Market & Network Services
    • Episodes: Bundle Definition
    • NFL Player Care Foundation Healthy Body & Mind Screening
    • CABG Bundling – Care Redesign
  • Sustainability Operations
    • Greening the Labs
    • Greening the Kitchens
  • Capital Planning
    • Health Education Campus – Cleveland Clinic & Case Western Reserve University
    • Avon Inpatient Tower Operating Manuals
    • New Cancer Building
  • Strategy
    • Network Integration
    • Local ACO Impact Analysis
    • Pediatric Strategy Plan
    • Cancer Program Strategic Plan

Special Enterprise-Wide

  • Harvard Business Review Case Study