I joined Columbia Business School (CBS) as the Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program (HPM) in September 2016. It's been wonderful to be back on campus since I attended Columbia College as an undergrad.
Since coming on board, we’ve made great progress increasing the healthcare footprint at CBS. HPM offers students a strong curriculum with excellent electives that cover the critical issues facing healthcare. Our full-time faculty are thought leaders whose research is used throughout the industry. Our adjunct professors are successful industry practitioners who provide students with real-world perspectives that bridge the gap between theory and practice. We’ve built a world-class advisory board, increased the quality and quantity of employers, and engaged in a number of cross-Columbia health collaborations with sister schools.
In 2018, we received our first-ever endowed gift from Tom DeRosa ’88, CEO of Welltower, a member of the School’s Board of Overseers and HPM Advisory Board. As Tom commented, “For generations, Columbia University has been a leader in medicine, medical research, health-related sciences, and technologies that have had a profound impact on global healthcare. I believe that Columbia Business School and the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program are uniquely positioned to convene the broader University community around educating the next generation of business leaders who will transform how healthcare is delivered.”
No industry is more fascinating, challenging or fulfilling than healthcare. We touch people’s lives with every decision and interaction. Certainly no industry needs business talent more. This is a major reason I came to CBS - we must fill the industry’s talent gap in order to make real progress. No school is better equipped to lead the charge than CBS.
The best part of my role has been getting to know our MBA and EMBA students. They continue to amaze me with their intellect, talent and passion – and their desire to make a difference. Our students are the future of healthcare leadership - they are the reason I am optimistic.
We are building a world-class program that will play a significant role in transforming healthcare. I will not be satisfied until CBS is the preferred choice for students whose passion is to lead, innovate and drive healthcare forward.
In good health,