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Hussein M. Tahan


Vice President, Nursing Professional Development & Workforce Management

MedStar Health

Hussein M. Tahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the system VP of nursing professional development and workforce management at MedStar Health, Columbia, Maryland. In this role, Hussein drives innovation in nursing professional development, new-to-practice nurse residency programs, academic-practice partnerships, workforce management, and interprofessional model of care delivery, in support of over 11,000 nurses and support care associates.

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 recognized 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 coauthor of three textbooks including the CMSA’s Core Curriculum for Case Management and the knowledge editor of CCMC’s peer-reviewed Case Management Body of Knowledge online portal. 

Hussein is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (twice), 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 Bachelor of Science in nursing from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.