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Dennis Delisle, MHSA, FACHE

Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, MHSA, FACHE

Contact Dr. Delisle

833 Chestnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-7165
(215) 503-3540 fax


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


Lean Master
Six Sigma Black Belt
Project Management Professional

University Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Performance Excellence
Hospital Operations
Health Systems Management
Electronic Health Records


Lean Thinking
Lean Project
Advanced Lean Thinking


Dr.  Dennis Delisle is the author of Executing Lean Improvements: A Practical Guide with Real-World Healthcare Case Studies, published by ASQ Quality Press. He is Executive Project Director for Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation. Dr. Delisle oversees the coordination of over 150 clinical and technical staff responsible for implementing Epic software, processes and tools across all three hospitals and over 100 ambulatory sites. He is also a faculty member for Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Population Health where he teaches graduate-level courses in Operational Excellence. Dr. Delisle holds certifications as a Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional. He is a trained examiner for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence and co-led Jefferson’s Performance Excellence program, utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria. In his prior role, Dr. Delisle was responsible for the strategic deployment and education of performance excellence tools and methodologies throughout the enterprise, which included over 180 active Lean Six Sigma facilitators. Dr. Delisle is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Syracuse University, his Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University and his Doctor of Science degree in Health Systems Management from Tulane University.