Telehealth Fellowship

Digital Health and Innovation

Overview .

The MedStar Health Telehealth and Innovation Fellowship is a collaboration of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center / MedStar Georgetown University Emergency Medicine residency and the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center (MTIC) within the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). It is a one-year fellowship program. Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates will have the leadership skills, knowledge, community of peers and training necessary to assume a clinical and operational leadership role in a developing or established telehealth program at the service line, hospital or health system level.
  • 60% time as an attending physician with MedStar Emergency Physicians in our emergency departments (includes a tertiary care / Level 1 Trauma Center and a community hospital site)
  • Immersion in a health system innovation center with systemwide scale and opportunities. MTIC-facilitated programs delivered more than 2 million telehealth encounters in the last 3 years across multiple modalities, platforms, and delivery models.
  • Educational curriculum focused on best practices for clinical care delivery as well as regulatory, revenue cycle, and business development competency.
  • Opportunities for engagement in research and medical education.
  • Diverse resources and faculty mentorship in areas of informatics, executive leadership, and innovation.

Qualifications .

Applicants will be senior residents or graduates of ACGME accredited residency in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine and be board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine through ABEM or AOBEM, or Internal Medicine through ABIM.

MedStar Telehealth in 2020 .

There have been over 500,000 telehealth encounters in 2020

MedStar eVisit

Direct to consumer telehealth urgent care


MedStar Acute Care Coordinating Center, ED and urgent care triage, consult and direct remote care – 46,000 patient contacts in 2020

Video Visits

Scheduled outpatient visits

Goals and Objectives .

Fellows will work closely with core telehealth faculty to :

  • Use telehealth effectively to deliver clinical care across multiple platforms and modalities.
  • Develop broad domain expertise in: telehealth technologies and AI, building workflows, provider training, economic framework of telehealth, and regulatory, legal, compliance.
  • Develop deep domain expertise in at least one telehealth modality.
  • Use informatics and telehealth interactions to design patient centered encounters resulting in clinically appropriate, high value and meaningful provider and patient experiences.
  • Work with clinical faculty and the Georgetown University School of Medicine to develop foundational faculty, resident and medical student curricula.

After Fellowship .

This fellowship will give you the strong foundation needed to assume roles such as:

  • Telehealth, digital health, or innovation leader within a hospital system (academic, not-for-profit, or private)
  • Medical director, Chief Medical Officer, or consultant for a telehealth or digital health company
  • Telehealth physician on a direct-to-consumer platform (individual practice or overseeing others)
  • Telehealth educator at the medical student, resident, fellow, faculty, or associate levels
  • Digital health entrepreneur

Whether your practice ends up being academic or community, or outside of clinical medicine (tech, research, government agency, non-profit organization), the skills and experience gained from this telehealth/innovation fellowship will make you a valuable asset in this rapidly-evolving healthcare landscape.

Prior Fellows .

Rebecca Breed, MD



Anna Scanlin, MD



Lulu Wang, MD



Research/ Scholarly Project .

  • Design a telehealth-based research project or a peer-reviewed scholarly project or a publishable manuscript
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Research Meeting- required submission of research or innovation abstract/paper
  • Participation in additional academic meetings and engagement with the growing community of telehealth providers will be an important part of the fellowship

Contact Information .

Tiffany Brown

Sr. Department Edu. Coordinator