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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Staff

Diane M. Magrane, MD, Director, International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics/Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program

Diane M. Magrane, MD

Director Emerita, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program; Founding Director, ELATE Program
Phone: 215.991.8240

Diane M. Magrane, MD, is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director of ICELA at Drexel® (the new International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics, parent of ELAM® and ELATE at Drexel®), and program director emerita for ELAM. She is well known as a medical educator and champion of faculty leadership development. From 2004 to 2008, she held the position of director for faculty development and leadership programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges. There she was responsible for a variety of faculty development programs, including Women in Medicine, the Executive Development Seminars for Chairs and Associate Deans, and TeamWorks. She created and edited Faculty Vitae, an online professional development publication for medical faculty. Prior to joining the AAMC, she was associate dean for medical education and professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She received her MD degree from the University of Iowa and completed residency training in ob/gyn at St. Louis University Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri. 

She is a founding member of the Alliance for Clinical Education, past president of the Association for Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), past chair of the APGO women's health education committee and undergraduate medical education committee, and past chair of the in-service examination committee of the Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. One of the founding faculty of the year-long APGO Educational Scholars program, she continues to advise, teach, and mentor in the program. In recognition of her national leadership in medical education, she was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2002 and with an APGO-Wyeth Career Achievement Award in 2006.

She has benefited from leadership training in a variety of venues, including the AAMC Women in Medicine Programs, Harvard-Macy Programs for Educational Leaders, and ELAM (Class of '03). Her approach to leadership development calls to mind the adage "to teach is to learn twice." As she teaches and mentors others, she is pleased to see them apply the new knowledge and skills to their daily leadership work. 

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.

ELAM is part of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA at Drexel®) at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.