Tahan Hussein

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Vice President
Nursing Professional Development and Workforce Management
MedStar Health


Hussein M. Tahan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is the system VP of nursing professional development and workforce management at MedStar Health, Columbia, Maryland. In this role, Hussein collaborates with MedStar’s senior vice president and system chief nursing executive and entity chief nursing officers to drive innovation in nursing professional development, academic-practice partnerships, workforce management, and interprofessional model of care delivery, in support of over 10,000 nurses and care associates.

Dr. Hussein has nearly 30 years of healthcare experience and has held various leadership positions in acute care hospitals and health systems – from a registered nurse in the emergency services to senior nurse executive. Hussein is known for his scholarly contribution to professional case management practice. He is a past commissioner and chair of the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC), a founding member of the editorial advisory board of the Professional Case Management journal, and a peer reviewer for few other nursing journals. Hussein has a strong record of publication, public speaking, and research in case management, care coordination and transitions of care. He is a co-author of three textbooks including the CMSA’s Core Curriculum for Case Management and is the knowledge editor of CCMC’s peer-reviewed Case Management Body of Knowledge online portal.

Dr. Hussein has participated on a variety of national committees/taskforces related to nursing and healthcare issues including the American Academy of Nursing’s Institute of Nursing Leadership, Vizient/AACN New to Practice Nurse Residency Program National Strategic Planning Committee, the National Quality Forum – Technical Advisory Panel on Care Coordination, and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Bundled Payment Demonstration Projects peer review committee.

Dr. Hussein is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a two-time recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award; the Award of Excellence in reviewing from the Nursing Outlook journal, and the 2016 CMSA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to professional case management practice.

Dr. Hussein holds a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from Columbia University, a Master of Science in nursing administration from the College of Mount St. Vincent both in New York, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon