Tsveti Markova

Tsveti Markova

Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Chair of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences


Tsveti Markova

Office Address

3939 Woodward Ave.
Office 314
Detroit, MI 48201


Judith Magdalenic | 313-577-1421


Andrew Disbrow | 313-577-8868

Office Phone

Fax: 313-577-6718


Tsveti Markova, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. is a Professor and Chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. She is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Wayne State University. Dr. Markova is the Lead Co-Principle Investigator of 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 medical education innovation, learning environment, and health care disparities. 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).

Throughout her career, she has been honored by many awards, including the prestigious 2011 Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” ACGME award for exemplary teaching of residents and leadership of innovative and effective residency programs, and most recently the 2018 Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Lead” Award. 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.

Dr. Markova has been actively engaged at the national, state and regional levels through the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Resident Affairs (Steering Committee Chair-Elect), Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (Board of Directors member), Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (Board of Directors member and previous Chair of the Program Directors and Public Health committees), and Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (Board of Directors member), among others. She is a fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women and participated in the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education program. She served as a voluntary site visitor for the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program at the ACGME. Dr. Markova has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.

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