Feseha Woldu Named Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Quality

WASHINGTON (October 2, 2013) – Provost and Chief Academic Officer Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., M.B.A., today announced the appointment of Feseha Woldu, M.Sc., Ph.D., as associate vice president for clinical affairs and quality for Howard University. Woldu is a seasoned public health administrator with more than 13 years of experience working with various health professionals, community-based organizations, and consumer groups.

He previously served in the District of Columbia Department of Health as senior deputy director for Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA). In the new role, Woldu will partner with the chief executives of the Howard University Hospital and the Faculty Practice Plan and the deans of the Health Sciences colleges to foster a culture of excellence for all health sciences clinical programs. The appointment is effective Oct. 28, 2013.

"Dr. Woldu's extensive experience in health care along with his in-depth knowledge of the regional environment will be a tremendous asset to the Health Sciences enterprise at Howard," said Dr. Frederick.

Woldu will oversee continuous quality improvements for all of the clinical programs in the Howard University Health Sciences, using the latest technology and safety and regulatory oversight initiatives to protect patients, visitors and students in clinical programs. He also will direct the services delivered by the QM Department (Quality, PI, Infection Control, EOC Safety, Patient Safety, Regulatory and Accreditation Surveys) based on the organization's mission, vision and facility goals.

He earned his doctorate in medicinal chemistry from Howard University, a master's degree in physical chemistry from American University, and completed the Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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