Current Fellows

Peter Chu

Fellow Peter Chu

Peter Chu received his Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, previously as part of the Midwest Chapter and as an attendee and Program Assistant at ACHE Congress. While at UCLA, Peter completed an administrative internship at UCLA Health in patient experience, helping organize weekly patient rounds with clinicians and administrators while managing a team of undergraduate volunteers in monitoring the system's C-I-CARE practices. Peter also served as an administrative intern at Cleveland Clinic in payment innovation and clinical operations, piloting the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Oncology Care Model while improving depression screening compliance for outpatient appointments in cancer services. In addition to earning his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, serving as President of the University of Michigan's Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter further solidified Peter's passion for and dedication to quality and process improvement, patient safety, and interprofessional teamwork among the health sciences and allied health professions to deliver patient-centered care. A native San Diegan, Peter loves being a part his community, whether as part of the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders or running the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon.
Contact Peter at pgchu@ucsd.edu

Shelly Shelton

Fellow, Shelley Shelton

Shelly Shelton received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Shelly graduated from Rush University with a Master of Science in Health Systems Management. While at Rush University Medical Center, Shelly served as a project coordinator in the department of Perioperative and Interventional Services. One of Shelly’s most rewarding experiences was the work she completed with the Neurosurgery department. Shelly researched the clinical efficacy of newly integrated fast-track protocols for minimally invasive spine patients. The results offered recommendations to minimize opioid consumption while controlling patient pain. After completing this work, Shelly collaborated with both Neurosurgery and Midwest Orthopaedics to standardize protocols and enhance clinical processes for spine patients. Shelly also served on her program’s Career Services Committee. As the Fellowship Coordinator, she managed the annual ACHE CHEF Fellowship Conference. Outside of work, Shelly enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and spending time outdoors.
Contact Shelly at a4shelton@ucsd.edu