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Consistent with the HPM Program’s emphasis on real-world learning, the program is led by senior professionals from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors. With unique insight into the healthcare industry, an understanding of what employers are seeking from MBA graduates, and an established network of relationships in the industry, the HPM Program’s leadership provides a valuable resource to students seeking careers in the healthcare sector and alumni working in the industry.


Cliff Cramer 
Adjunct Professor, Management
Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

  • Joined CBS in 2006
  • 25 years' experience in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and financial services industry
  • Formerly, Managing Director, JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch (healthcare and investment banking groups)
  • Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Co-founder, American Health Capital/VHA Enterprises (financing/advising hospitals and HMOs)


Robert Essner 
Adjunct Professor, Marketing
Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School

  • Joined CBS in 2008
  • 35 years' experience in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry
  • Retired Chairman & CEO, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Currently senior advisor, The Carlyle Group


Linda Green
Cain Brothers & Company Professor of Healthcare Management, Columbia Business School

  • Joined CBS in 1978; PhD, Operations Research, Yale (1978)
  • Research has focused on the development and application of mathematical models of service systems.  Current research focuses on improving the delivery of healthcare by providing policy insights and operational methodologies to increase efficiency, effectiveness and access.  Specific projects include reducing delays for emergency care, providing timely access to primary care, and the identification of primary physician and hospital bed capacity needs.


Jonathan Korngold
Adjunct Professor, Finance & Economics, Columbia Business School


  • Joined CBS in 2011
  • Currently Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare Sector, General Atlantic LLC (global growth equity firm)
  • Previously member of Goldman Sachs' Principal Investment and M&A areas in London & New York.  Worked in the US Embassy's Foreign Commercial Service, Beijing, China
  • MBA, Harvard Business School


Frank Lichtenberg, PhD
Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia Business School


  • Joined CBS in 1983; PhD Economics, University of Pennsylvania (1982)
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Productivity and Health Care Programs
  • Research has examined how the introduction of new technology arising from research and development affects the productivity of companies, industries and nations; the impact of new drugs on hospitalization rates; the effect of computers on productivity in business and government organizations; and the consequences of takeovers and LBOs for efficiency and employment


John W. Rowe, MD
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Professor, Columbia Business School

  • 35 years' experience as senior executive in the healthcare services sector
  • Previously Chairman & CEO, Aetna
  • President & CEO, Mt. Sinai NYU Health
  • Professor of Medicine and Founding Director, Division of Aging, Harvard Medical School


Ellynne Dec
Adjunct Associate Professor, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

  • Joined CBS in 2012
  • Currently Healthcare Actuary, Milliman
  • Previously Development Strategist, Novartis Pharma AG; Director, Deloitte LLP, London UK; Director, Ernst & Young, London UK; Strategy Consultant, Strategic Decisions Group, London UK


Efrem Kamen
Associate, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program


  • Joined CBS in 2013
  • Currently Partner, Pura Vida Investments


David P. Tamburri
Lecturer in Continuing Education, Adjunct Lecturer in Business


  • Joined CBS in 2015
  • Currently General Partner, Health Enterprise Partners
  • MBA, Harvard Business School

Lorraine Marchand Named Director of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

Lorraine Marchand ’06 has been appointed director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program. Marchand will be responsible for strategic, curricular, and administrative initiatives for the program.

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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

Lorraine Marchand, 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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