Hussein Michael Tahan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
System VP, Nursing Professional Development & Workforce Planning
System VP of nursing professional development and workforce planning at MedStar Health, Columbia, Maryland. In this role Hussein drives innovation in nursing professional development and workforce planning in support of over 8,400 professional nurses. Hussein also plays a leadership role in the implementation of clinical care transformation initiative – the Interdisciplinary Model of Care and contemporary primary nursing across the MedStar Health hospital entities. Hussein has over 25 years of experience in acute care services, having worked in a variety of settings and healthcare systems. He is known in the industry 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 member of the editorial advisory board of the Professional Case Management journal, and a peer reviewer for 2 other nursing journals. Hussein has a strong publication, public speaking, and research record in case management, care coordination and transitions of care. He is a coauthor of three textbooks including the CMSA’s Core Curriculum for Case Management, 3rd Edition, and is the knowledge editor of CCMC’s peer-reviewed Case Management Body of Knowledge online portal. He has participated on various national taskforces on a variety of healthcare issues. 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. 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 Bachelors of Science in nursing from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.