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Healthcare Initiative Team

Fellows

Below are the current Healthcare Initiative Fellows, click on a profile to learn more.

Himanshi Baranwal T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Himanshi is a second year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. She graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in Engineering. Prior to Tuck, Himanshi worked at ZS Associates and then at a Sequoia Capital backed chain of hospitals. One of the highlights of Himanshi's first year at Tuck was travelling to the United Kingdom for her First-Year Project where she and her four classmates worked for a market entry project for a US-based brewery.  Over the summer Himanshi interned with QuintilesIMS, a health care consulting firm, where she was involved in a forecasting and clinical design development project for a first-in-class drug for a global pharma company.

Katherine Barnett T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Kate is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow.  She graduated from Rice University with a degree in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Hispanic Studies with a minor in Global Health Technologies.  Prior to Tuck, Kate worked in the analytics consulting practice at Accenture, focused on federal government clients.  She specialized in operations, spending time in supply chain management for defense clients and claims processing for health care and benefits clients.  In her first year at Tuck, she participated on an FYPGO team that worked to build a financial model for an eye hospital in Nepal.  During the summer, Kate interned with Genentech, a large biotech company in the Bay Area.  She was a member of their reimbursement strategy team and focused on the latest trends in managed care and patient access.

Christopher Bleck T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Chris is a second-year student and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow.  He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Business Management and concentrations in Finance and Economics.  Prior to Tuck, Chris worked at Fidelity Investments within Equity Research and at Vertex Pharmaceuticals on their Corporate Finance team.  While at Vertex, he primarily focused on supporting their business development efforts through various asset valuation and deal structuring exercises while evaluating a number of strategic partnerships and potential M&A transactions.  At Tuck, Chris has been involved in a number of health care focused endeavors including a First-Year Project project for a health-tech SaaS company as well taking part in the health care focused Global Insight Expedition to the Netherlands.  Over the summer, Chris interned with Alkermes, Inc. on the Commercial Operations and Analytics team.  Post Tuck, Chris looks forward to pursuing a career in health care focused on corporate strategy and investing.

Mary Connor T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Mary Connor is a second year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. At Tuck, Mary volunteers as a Board Fellow for a community behavioral health organization. This summer Mary interned at CVS on the Pharmacy Operations team implementing growth strategies in the Target pharmacy channel. Prior to Tuck, she worked at The Chartis Group, an advisory services firm focused on provider side health care strategy. Mary earned a master’s in Health Care Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s in Economics and Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

Caitlin Hopeman T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Cait is a dual degree student in the MD-MBA program at Geisel and Tuck. She is currently a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in molecular biology and biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. Prior to Tuck, she worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School as an educator and field instructor and for Remote Medical International as an educator and care provider. Cait is interested in health maintenance and wellness care and using innovative business models to further to goals of patients and physicians. At Tuck, she has been involved in many health care related endeavors including a First-Year Project for a venture capital firm interested in expanding into the health care space and participating in the Netherlands Global Insight Expedition. Upon completing her dual degree, Cait is interested in pursuing a residency in Pediatrics. 

Caroline Epstein T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Caroline is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. She graduated from Hamilton College with a double major in History and Mathematics. Prior to Tuck, Caroline worked in large group sales and account management at Aetna. She worked with health plan sponsors and brokers to optimize plan designs and pricing to meet the needs of a wide variety of members. This summer, Caroline interned at Sanofi Genzyme as part of the commercial Multiple Sclerosis, Immunology, and Oncology team working on new product launch readiness, marketing excellence, and strategic planning.

Sjur Hoftun T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow; Healthcare Club Officer

Sjur is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Club Co-Chair and a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in economics. Prior to Tuck, he worked in strategy and operations consulting at Deloitte Consulting, helping clients across the health care and life sciences industries address a variety of business challenges. His focus at Tuck and beyond is on the biopharmaceutical industry. Over the summer Sjur interned at Sanofi-Genzyme in the Business Development group, helping to source and structure licensing and partnership agreements. 

Alana O’Brien T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Alana is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics in 2011. She is pursuing a joint MD-MBA degree, and is particularly interested in health care delivery systems and hospital operations. Alana’s Tuck experience so far has involved many new experiences in health care, including travelling on a health care focused Global Insight Expedition to the Netherlands, working on a First-Year Project to improve the concussion recovery pathway, and investigating the effects of subsidies on drug prescribing quality at The Dartmouth Institute. This summer, Alana interned in McKinsey’s London office. 

Laura Sargent T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow

Laura is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. She graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Neuroscience. Prior to Tuck, Laura worked for the Program for Neuropsychiatric Research at McLean Hospital. She decided to go back to school to get her MBA to develop a business skillset and further pursue her interest in the health care industry. During her first year at Tuck, Laura worked on an entrepreneurial First-Year Project developing a digital solution, called TakeCare, to address and alleviate the primary pain points in the existing elder care delivery model. For her summer internship, Laura joined the Commercial Strategy team in Global Oncology at Sanofi Genzyme. She worked on adapting and improving mature market launch strategies for global emerging markets. 

Club Officers

Below are the current Healthcare Club Officers, click on a profile to learn more.

Dipti Badrinath T’18

Health Care Club Officer

Dipti is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a co-chair of the Health Care Club. She graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Finance and Supply Chain Management and a minor in Community Health. Prior to Tuck, Dipti worked as a management consultant for IBM Global Business Services, where she focused on technology strategy and analytics projects, serving clients across the private and public sectors. After serving a large medical device manufacturer and federal agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, she decided she wanted to pivot into the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. While at Tuck, Dipti has been involved in many heath care focused endeavors, including a community consulting project with a palliative services provider, an entrepreneurial First-Year Project focused on the aging process, and Kellogg’s Biotech Case Competition, where her team won 3rd place. Over the summer, Dipti interned at Pfizer in an internal consulting and execution role. 

Sjur Hoftun T’18

Healthcare Initiative Fellow; Healthcare Club Officer

Sjur is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Club Co-Chair and a Healthcare Initiative Fellow. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in economics. Prior to Tuck, he worked in strategy and operations consulting at Deloitte Consulting, helping clients across the health care and life sciences industries address a variety of business challenges. His focus at Tuck and beyond is on the biopharmaceutical industry. Over the summer Sjur interned at Sanofi-Genzyme in the Business Development group, helping to source and structure licensing and partnership agreements. 

Bradley Martin T’18

Health Care Club Officer

Brad is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a co-chair of the Health Care Club, as well as Leadership Initiative Fellow and Tuck Mindfulness Society Co-Chair.  He graduated from Colgate University in 2012 with a major in Mathematical Economics.  Prior to Tuck, Brad spent four years working in economic consulting for Analysis Group out of the Chicago office.  While working as a generalist, Brad was introduced to the health care industry and worked on several pharmaceutical and hospital antitrust cases.  At Tuck, Brad participated in a First-Year Project in conjunction with the Thayer School of Engineering that evaluated the market for a novel medical technology.  He spent his summer at Bristol-Myers Squibb working on a commercial strategy and operations team, where he developed a business opportunity analysis and go-to-market strategy for a potential new indication for an existing drug.  Brad is excited to continue developing his career in health care after graduating from Tuck!

Amelia Russo T’18

Health Care Club Officer

Amelia is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Healthcare Club co-chair. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a joint degree in Public Policy/Psychology. Prior to Tuck, Amelia worked at the Center for Health Information & Analysis, an independent state agency that provides objective analysis of the quality, affordability, utilization, and access to the Massachusetts health care system. She primarily worked on the provider financial analysis team, examining hospital and health system performance. Over the summer, Amelia interned with Deloitte Consulting and was able to leverage her prior experience on a health plan strategy project. Amelia looks forward to further pursuing a career in healthcare and consulting after Tuck.

Student Stories

Tuck graduates enter a wide variety of healthcare-related careers, discover the pathways that students have taken in the past.

Eduardo Abby T'17

Why Tuck?

When I came to visit, I left my suit on the Dartmouth Coach and I had an interview the next morning. Tiago Fauth T’16 was kind enough to lend me his suit for the day. I was also impressed when I visited a professor’s class, and I saw him later in the afternoon and he remembered my name. That’s when I knew I wanted to spend two years of my life here. As I come from a different country, I thought it would be very important for me to have a close relationship with faculty and classmates. Here, you know everyone by name and people connect much more with each other. It’s a different MBA experience than other schools.

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Nick Ritter T'17

WHY MBA

Before Tuck, I worked in a very technical field: electrical engineering. Many of my managers were MBAs, and they told me the value of taking a step back for a couple years to get an eagle eye view of the industry, the many roles that exist within each industry, and have a chance to focus on what the perfect fit is for me in terms of a career. Beyond that, I wanted to be able to round out my education and develop myself as a person.

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David Washer T'17

A JOINT DEGREE WITH DARTMOUTH

Prior to Tuck, I had done some public health casework, strengthening social safety net health care systems. Of all my casework, it was the most confusing. That was when I got a better sense of how complicated the U.S. health care system is. It made me think more about pursuing a master’s of public health degree, especially at Dartmouth which is focused on health care systems and unwarranted variation across them.

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Eric Giles T'16

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Mayur Kasetty T'16

WHY TUCK?

I’m in the MD-MBA program. Since I was already at Dartmouth, I had a couple years to really visit Tuck, meet a lot of people here, and develop relationships. Even though I had no real-world experience in business or even medicine, everyone at Tuck was so friendly and helpful. I knew that Tuck was the place I needed to be to grow and develop in the best way possible.

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Ayobami Olufadeji T'16

Why Tuck?

When I came to med school at Dartmouth, I wasn’t thinking I was going to go to business school. I realized that we weren’t really going to learn anything about improving access to care for people and that’s what I want to do in Nigeria. So I searched for the program that would best supplement my MD. After speaking with some people at Tuck and taking some electives here, I realized Tuck would give me the best analytical and strategic skills I needed to achieve my dream.

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Andrew Allison T'15

WHY TUCK?

I lived in New York City for four years prior to Tuck. When looking at potential business schools to attend, I wanted to go somewhere I’d be surrounded by classmates without the constant distractions of a big city. If I wanted to truly transform myself, I knew I’d need a fully immersive experience which few schools could offer, Tuck being one of them.

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Kenoma Anighoro T'15

WHY TUCK?

I was already at Dartmouth in medical school, but I thought that there was something missing from my education that I could get from business school. I wanted to understand greater commerce, how things fit into everything else, and develop the soft skills of business leaders. When I came to Tuck, I saw how rich the social life was here and how vibrant, diverse, and energetic the culture was. I knew I could gain a lot from Tuck and thrive here, too.

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Emily L. Chen T'15

Why Tuck?

I did my undergrad at Dartmouth and absolutely loved my time here. In many ways, it was a life-changing experience. I met so many smart, driven, and thoughtful people who were, on top of all these things, well intentioned in their aspirations. Being surrounded by those people bred my desire to be impactful and led to my eventual interest in health care. So when I was selecting a program for my MBA, I wanted that same sense of community on which to build my leadership skills. I sought to build a network with people who also valued leading good organizations. That, plus the incredible access to superstar faculty and a strong alumni network made my decision to come to Tuck easy.

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Vivien Cui Cui Lee T'14

Why Tuck?

I chose Tuck because of the people. I met two first-years over a coffee chat in Singapore and one of them actually took extra time to speak with me on a different day too. The enthusiasm that student had for Tuck was such a different experience from the other schools I’d looked at.

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Erin McInerney T'14

Why Tuck?

I came to Tuck looking to transition from business development as an adviser within a foreign government to a corporate strategy function inside a health care company. So I reached out to a lot of different people—professors, alumni, and visiting executives. Tuck’s health care network is intimate and strong and they were really helpful. I did my summer internship with the marketing team at Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer. After graduation, I’m going to Boston Scientific to work in corporate strategy. Tuck helped me achieve exactly what I said I wanted to do, and it also helped me realize it was the right path all along.

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Craig S. Silverman T'14

Why Tuck?

Coming into business school, I wanted to establish lifelong friendships with my classmates and build a great professional network. During my admissions visit to Tuck, I noticed that my tour guide said hello to every person that we passed in the hallways. I remember that she pointed out that Tuck is a relatively small school where you get to know everyone in your class. She also talked about a tight-knit community where students come to learn for two years and make great friendships. I knew that Tuck would be the perfect business school for me.

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E. Selemon Asfaw T'14

Why Tuck?

For me, one word that encapsulates Tuck is ‘open.’ I first noticed this at the Diversity Conference I attended as a prospective student, where the entire community got involved, not just the people of color. I saw it again when a few classmates and I started Wall Street Edge, a program that helps connect incoming students with financial services firms. The support I received from all levels of the administration showed me you can take advantage of the pre-existing opportunities at Tuck or try something completely unheard of. As I’ve seen the effort pay off for classes behind me, it’s been very rewarding. Tuck has plentiful possibilities.

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Alumni Stories

Betsabeh Madani

Vice President of Strategy for Equicare Health

Before you know what she is, you first need to know what Betsabeh Madani T’13 is not: She is not an astronaut. Or at least, not yet anyway.

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Michael Carusi

General Partner, Lightstone Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures

Not many people in ball bearing sales finish their careers in venture capital. For Mike Carusi T’93, now one of the most successful health care investors in Silicon Valley, that unlikely journey started with two eye-opening years at Tuck. 

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James “Jim” Lindstrom

Partner, The Spruce House Partnership

Jim Lindstrom T’01 has a career of both investment and senior operational roles—a unique perspective to lead a multinational corporation in today’s dynamic environment.

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Amrit Ray

Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Essential Health

Amrit Ray T’02 is working to improve compassionate access to investigational medicines and medicines for children—callings that combine his professional strengths with his personal convictions.

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Duncan Reece

Vice President and General Manager, Iora Health

Duncan Reece T’08 was seven years into a career in finance when he realized he wanted to have a greater impact on the world around him. He found that connection in the health-care industry.

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John Sory

Chief Executive, Regional Alliance, University of Miami Health System

In pioneering new health-care models emphasizing preventive care, John Sory T’93 overcame skepticism in the most direct way possible: He guaranteed better results.

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Lea Tompsett

Principal for Transformative Impact, Health Leads

At Boston-based nonprofit Health Leads, Lea Tompsett T’06 is working with health care providers and social service agencies to ensure patients have access to basic necessities: food, transportation, housing.

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