Chair of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
3939 Woodward Avenue, Office 314, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-577-1421 | Fax: 313-577-6718 |
Assistant's Name: Judith Magdalenic
Administrator's Name: Aleksandra Sporysz

Tsveti Markova, MD, FAAFP, is the chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

Dr. Markova has been a member of our School of Medicine faculty since 1997. After her residency training, she completed two fellowships, the first with the National Institute for Program Directors Development with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the second with the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. In 2013, she was a scholar in the Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education at the Harvard Macy Institute.

Dr. Markova was appointed associate dean for Graduate Medical Education/Designated Institutional Official for Wayne State University sole-sponsored residency programs in March 2011. In October 2014 she was named chair of the Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences department. She serves the School of Medicine in both roles. She is also the Co-Principal investigator for the Michigan Area Health Education Center.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Markova has contributed to advancing medical education and research in the areas of health care disparity, evidence-based medicine and health care innovation. The medical education projects Dr. Markova leads are closely associated with the changes in the health care delivery system, focusing on the principles of quality improvement and safety, new methods of health care financing, and use of technology. She was the Physician Champion for the Patient-Centered Medical Home model transformation at the Department of Family Medicine clinical sites. Dr. Markova led institution-wide project to align GME with the hospital Quality Improvement and Safety Strategies, which was honored with the 2013 Alliance Innovation Award by the Alliance of Independent Medical Centers (AIAMC).

In addition to being recognized by many teaching awards from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and the School of Medicine, she was the recipient of the 2008 Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ Educator of the Year Award for her outstanding contributions to education in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education spheres. For several years, she has been selected as one of “America’s Top Family Doctors” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and “Best Doctors of America” by peers. She was also honored with the prestigious 2011 Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, for exemplary teaching of residents and leadership of innovative and effective residency programs.

Dr. Markova has been actively engaged, and has leadership positions, in national, state and regional levels through the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Resident Affairs, AIAMC, MAFP, and Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education, among others. She is a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women and a Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education scholar.

Dr. Markova has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of medical education innovation, learning environment and teamwork, quality improvement and health care disparities.