Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Phone: 248-581-5900 | Fax: 248-581-5647 |
Assistant's Name: Nora Kramer

Tsveti Markova, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., professor and chair in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for Wayne State University sponsored programs.

In this capacity, she provides oversight of the residency programs for compliance with institutional and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education standards and establishes and implements policies for improving quality of education and work environments. In this process, she actively engages different hospital partners in reaching the highest standards of medical education. Under her leadership, the School of Medicine’s GME successfully achieved the maximum accreditation status for institutional accreditation from the ACGME, with no citations and a commendation.

The medical education projects Dr. Markova leads are closely integrated with changes in the health care delivery system, focusing on the principles of quality improvement and safety, new methods of health care financing, and the use of technology. She was the physician champion for the Patient-Centered Medical Home model transformation at the department clinical sites and regionally through the Mackinac Learning Collaborative. She also leads an institution-wide project with Crittenton Hospital to align GME with the hospital’s quality improvement and safety strategies. The project was honored with the 2013 Alliance Innovation Award from the Alliance of Independent Medical Centers. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the HRSA funded Michigan Area Health Education Centers.

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, at the national, state and regional levels through the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Resident Affairs, AIAMC, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education, among others. She is a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women and is 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.