Chelsea Kleen, Current Fellow
Prior to taking a fellowship at UT Southwestern, Chelsea Kleen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth, Texas, where she received her Master of Health Administration in May of 2017. Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin.
While at UNTHSC, Chelsea completed her administrative internship with MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Patient Experience Department. During the internship, Chelsea took a leading role in the Customer Service Initiative. She reviewed the institution service models and developed a current state report. Additionally, she coached department leaders on Press Ganey patient satisfaction reporting and collaborated with the Journey to High Reliability Committee members to create transparent patient satisfaction data.
Patrick Li, Current Fellow
Patrick Li joined UT Southwestern Medical Center after graduating with his Master of Health Administration at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in May 2017. Between his first and second year of graduate school, Patrick interned in the Department of Quality and Patient Safety at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. During his internship, he developed organization level safety policies outlining food and drink consumption among clinical staff.
Prior to graduate school, Patrick completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wake Forest University. During his undergraduate studies, Patrick gained experience through research programs with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Duke University Medical Center. These experiences ultimately drew Patrick to UT Southwestern Medical Center, for its world renowned research and clinical care.
Mrunalini (Megha) Patel, Current Fellow
Mrunalini (Megha) Patel received her B.S. in Biology from Rutgers University. In 2017, she completed her M.B.A. in Healthcare Management/Healthcare Administration from Dallas Baptist University. While pursuing her M.B.A. as a full-time student, Megha joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as a full-time administrative intern in May 2016. During her internship, she worked on operational workflow and developing the Health system Intranet
Prior to UT Southwestern, Megha spent two years as an ER Medical Scribe at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. During her time as a scribe, she had the opportunity to work with physicians, administrators, nurses, and staff. Her time as an ER Medical Scribe inspired her decision to pursue a career in healthcare.
Collin Cannella, Current Fellow
Collin Cannella joined UT Southwestern Medical Center after completing his Master of Health Administration at Saint Louis University in May 2016. Collin interned in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his time at Mayo Clinic, Collin directed outpatient room utilization analyses and the first time quality process validation of the TAVR procedure.
Prior to graduate school, Collin worked as a research assistant for three years at the University of Arkansas. His research publication investigated maximum gait speeds and self-efficacy levels among older adult and geriatric populations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education in Kinesiology with a minor in finance.