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Columbia Business School Healthcare Alumni Network

Columbia Business School alumni are engaged in all segments of the global healthcare industry. With over 2,000 alumni in the healthcare industry, alumni play an active and critical role in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program. In addition to being career mentors to students, speakers at various Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program/HCIA events, and lecturers in the classroom, alumni help guide the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program.

These are valuable interactions that not only link our students to the real world but also greatly enhance on-campus recruitment and networking activities. Alumni and student events are organized in various geographic sites to keep alumni abreast of the latest developments in the healthcare industry and to provide learning and networking opportunities. Information on upcoming healthcare alumni events can be found on the events page. Also, be sure to join the CBS Healthcare Alum group on LinkedIn

Alumni Testimonials

“Columbia Business School provided me with the knowledge and leadership skills I needed throughout my career, leading to my current role as Chairman and CEO of BD. I’m very excited about the direction of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School. It provides the multidisciplinary skills that enable students to develop new approaches to address the strategic, economic, competitive, technological and sociopolitical challenges facing the global healthcare sector. The program is training the types of well-rounded leaders we seek to hire at BD.”
Edward J. Ludwig ’75, Chairman and CEO, BD


“The practical lessons and industry insights from professors and guest speakers in the healthcare electives at the School prepared me for the unique challenges I confront in my job with a global medical-products company.”
Chris DiMarco ’07, Senior Financial Analyst, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)

The 11th Annual Healthcare Conference

Columbia Business School's 11th Annual Healthcare Conference, "Using Data and Technology to Innovate, Value, and Reengineer Healthcare", was held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Speakers presented informed views on how to create new business opportunities and use data and technology to advance the development and delivery of healthcare products and services.


In the News

How the Healthcare Job Market has Changed and How to Adapt

Professor Cliff Cramer discusses changes in the healthcare job market for MBA students, and how the HPM Program is structured and adapting to meet the evolving needs of students and healthcare employers.

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Doctor Shortage? What Doctor Shortage?

The article in The Washington Post features research by Professor Linda Green that examines how physician shortages could be eliminated.

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Resume Book

Explore the listings of our 2014—2015 healthcare students.



Annual Healthcare Conference

The Conference attracts more than 500 industry practitioners and students from Columbia and other top-tier professional schools.

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Contact Us

Prof Cliff Cramer, Director
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
3022 Broadway Uris Hall 218A
New York, NY 10027-6902


Featured Publication

The Long Tail for Biomedical Research

Professor Frank Lichtenberg’s new research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.

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