Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, FACHE

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Operational Excellence

Dennis Delisle


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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, FACHE

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Operational Excellence

Research & Practice Interests

Operational Excellence
Hospital Operations
Health Systems Management
Change Leadership


ScD, Tulane University
MHSA, The George Washington University
BS, Syracuse University


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Lean Master
Six Sigma Black Belt
Project Management Professional (PMP)


Executing Lean Improvements
Strategic Execution
Change Management
Project Management Essentials
Evaluating Healthcare Organizations


Dr. Dennis R. Delisle is a transformational healthcare professional and nationally recognized Lean and change leadership expert. He has a passion for operational excellence and team-based leadership. Through the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, he founded and oversees the Master of Science degree program in operational excellence, one of the first of its kind in the nation.

In addition to making national presentations and writing peer-reviewed publications, Dennis has authored two books: Executing Lean Improvements and Transformation and Your New EHR. Dennis holds certifications as a Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt, Change Agent and Project Management Professional. He’s also a trained Baldrige Examiner through Pennsylvania’s performance excellence program and is credentialed as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dennis completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Syracuse University, Master of Health Services Administration degree at The George Washington University, and Doctor of Science degree in health systems management at Tulane University.

Dennis is the Executive Director of University Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s flagship facility. He is responsible for ensuring the operational success of the 900-bed hospital and its seamless integration into the health system, guided by the overall medical center’s strategic plan. Most recently, Dennis served as Vice President of Operations in the South Philadelphia market. In this position, he oversaw the clinical integration strategy across the care continuum as well as led Jefferson Methodist Hospital, an urban community hospital. Dennis was also the president and CEO of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, a public health care charity that raises funds and provides grants to support delivery of health care at Jefferson Methodist and the surrounding South Philadelphia community. Prior to this role, Dennis led the implementation of Epic’s EHR for Jefferson Health.