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Center for Health Care Team

Faculty

Michael Zubkoff

Professor of Health Economics & Management, Tuck School, The Dartmouth Institute, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Director, MD/MBA Program at Dartmouth; Associate Dean, Geisel School of Medicine; Faculty Director, Center for Health Care at Tuck

Professor Zubkoff is the Director, MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth; Associate Dean, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Faculty Director of the Center for Health Care at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Professor of Health Economics and Management at Tuck, Geisel and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He chaired the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from 1975 until 2015.

Dr. Zubkoff is a member in the National Academy of Medicine – formerly known as the Institute of Medicine - (the youngest member ever elected), and has been profiled annually in Who's Who in America for 20+ years.  He is the recipient of several honorary degrees and has served on the board of directors/trustees of a number of foundations, corporations and universities – including serving at present as a Trustee of the American University of Kosovo. For over 20 years he has served as a correspondent/member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Human Rights.

After completing his studies at Columbia University under Professors William Vickrey (Nobel Laureate in Economics) and Eli Ginzberg, Professor Zubkoff served from 1967-75 as Vice Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Health at Meharry Medical College, one of our nation’s three predominately black medical schools, and Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Services Research Training Programs (Ph.D. and Masters) at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. During 1967-70 he also taught at Fisk University under the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation's Teaching Fellows Program. Throughout this period (1965-74) Professor Zubkoff served in a number of positions (including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) within the Medical Committee for Human Rights' southern branch, helping coordinate medical coverage at the Civil Rights Marches being led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the south.

In 1974, Professor Zubkoff was asked by President Ford to serve as rapporteur for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) PreSumit Conference on Inflation in Health Care, and to personally present the HEWs PreSumit Conference recommendations to President Ford, his economic advisors, leaders of congress and delegates, during the nationally televised White House Summit on Inflation. He has served as an advisor and/or consultant to the White House staffs of Presidents' Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate and corporate executives throughout the world.

During the late 1980's Professor Zubkoff was co-founder of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) based at RAND Corporation which developed the SF-36 and SF-12 patient reported functional status instruments. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust, (a not-for-profit charitable trust that holds title to the SF-36 and SF-12 patient reported functional status instruments), which assures the continued availability of these instruments for academic research and education at little or no charge to investigators or trainees, and awards grants for doctoral dissertations and post doctoral studies in Patient Reported Outcomes.

Professor Zubkoff was recipient of the Association for Health Services Research Article of the Year Award for two of the Medical Outcomes Study articles he co-authored on "Variations in Resource Utilization (and Differences in the Mix of Patients) Among Medical Specialties and Systems of Care."

Professor Zubkoff continues to serve on the Board of Directors of numerous corporations, is a Limited Partner (LP) in five Venture Funds focused on healthcare, an investor in two Private Equity Hedge Funds that invest primarily in healthcare, and maintains an angel fund that makes investments in healthcare start ups of former students.

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Suzie Rubin

Executive Director, Center for Health Care; Lecturer

Suzie Rubin is the executive director of the Center for Health Care and a lecturer at Tuck. She joined Tuck in the summer of 2013. Suzie’s career has been driven by a passion for health care. After earning a bachelor of science in zoology from Duke University, she put her pre-med plans on hold and joined the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, D.C. There she leveraged her science background in a public-policy setting, researching and analyzing U.S. competitiveness in biotechnology and women’s health issues.  With her interest in business and industry piqued, she earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Suzie pursued a biotechnology marketing internship at Genentech and then joined Medtronic, a leader in medical devices, where she worked in product management and marketing for the Cardiac Rhythm Management and Neurological Drug Delivery Businesses. She led global product launches for implantable cardioverter defibrillators and market-development efforts for chronic pain therapies and actively participated in MBA recruiting. A strong interest in mentoring led Suzie to her next role as a career coach for MBA students. Prior to joining Tuck, she worked as a consultant to Harvard Business School, counseling MBA students on career-related issues and working in a variety of roles, including coaching, admissions, and on health care-related projects. Suzie strives to ensure that the Tuck community interested in health care is well served.

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Paul B. Gardent T’76

Clinical Professor of Business Administration; Director, MBA-MPH Program; Senior Associate, Center for Leadership and Improvement, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Paul B. Gardent is Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Dartmouth Insitute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI).  Mr. Gardent is the Director of the MBA-MPH Program at Dartmouth. He teaches in the graduate programs at the Tuck School, The Dartmouth Institute and the Geisel School of Medicine. Prior to joining TDI he was Executive Vice President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire where he worked for twenty-seven years. Mr. Gardent's areas of interest are health care leadership, health care quality and performance improvement, health strategy, and public health.

Prior to DHMC, he worked as Senior Vice President, The Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and as a Senior Consultant for Price Waterhouse Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Gardent also worked as Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Services for the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Gardent is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with degrees in Business Administration and Sociology and was awarded a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. Mr. Gardent is a Certified Public Accountant.

Among his professional activities, Mr. Gardent has served on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has been active in the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  He has served on a number of AAMC and ACGME national committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Hospital Association and served as Chairman of the Board (2006) and as a trustee of the New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities. Mr. Gardent has given many lectures and talks on health care leadership and quality improvement in health care.

Mr. Gardent's community activities include serving as a Director of Mascoma Financial Services Corporation where he chairs its Audit Committee. He is Chair of Trustee of Trusts for Hanover, NH and a member of the Hanover Improvement Society.

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Michael Carusi T’93

Lecturer

Steven Gillis

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Adam Groff D’99

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Groff is chief medical officer for BAYADA home health care where he started and leads complex patient services including hospice, palliative care, pharmacy, and physician services. He is also a practicing hospitalist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an associate professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI), as well as an adjunct professor at the Tuck School of Business. He is co-founder of several health care services companies: GoHealth Urgent Care (a TPG Growth portfolio company), Calibrater Health (a health care technology company), WelbeHealth (a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly company), and Integrated Medication Management (a high-risk pharmacy).

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Robert G. Hansen

Norman W. Martin 1925 Professor of Business Administration

Robert Hansen interests include the interrelationship among economics and finance and social institutions. In addition to the core course Managerial Economics, he teaches the electives Forces of Change in Global Economy and Economics of the Credit Crisis, one of the school’s research-to-practice seminars.

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Lindsey J. Leininger

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Lindsey Leininger is a public health educator and researcher with expertise in data-driven health policy. Her primary focus is teaching and translating quantitative methods to health care leaders; over her career she has taught and trained physicians, policymakers, and executives. At Tuck she teaches courses at the intersection of health analytics, public health, and the health care industry. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she spent a decade designing and leading advanced analytics projects for the Medicaid program, both in academic and think-tank settings. Lindsey received her PhD from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

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Michael McIvor D’86, T’93

Lecturer

Trevor Price

Adjunct Professor

Trevor Price is an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Oxeon Holdings, a health care growth services firm. Oxeon provides retained executive search, growth strategy, organizational and product design, and development services to a variety of growth stage health care companies. Price is also the managing general partner of Oxeon Ventures, a venture capital fund investing exclusively in the health care industry. He also co-hosts the bi-weekly podcast “A Healthy Dose,” in which he speaks with health care leaders about various industry topics.

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James N. Weinstein

Senior Fellow, The Center for Health Care; Clinical Professor

Dr. James N. Weinstein is emeritus chief executive officer and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System (2010–17) and past director of the Dartmouth Institute in the Geisel School of Medicine (2007–11). He is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and serves on its Population Health board, and recently chaired the committee for Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity for the U.S., the fifth most cited report of the Academy in 2017. He is an internationally renowned spine surgeon and also editor-in-chief of Spine, the most cited journal in the field. Dr. Weinstein is the inaugural executive director and founding member of the National High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC), a partnership of more than a dozen health systems across the U.S. that have taken on the challenge of improving the quality of care while lowering costs for the country. At Dartmouth College he holds the titles Peggy Y. Thomson Professor for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Professor of The Dartmouth Institute, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, and Professor of Orthopaedics, and served as inaugural chair and co-founded the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program at Tuck.

Fellows

Students apply in the fall of their first year to become Center for Health Care Fellows. The Fellows collaborate with the Center for Health Care faculty and staff to identify the needs and create opportunities for students, serve as ambassadors and build the health care community at Tuck. Fellows have taken on a variety of projects and activities, including hosting visiting health care executives, writing cases, conducting alumni research, organizing health care speakers, events and panels and engaging prospective students.

Kathy Cazares T’21

Health Care Fellow, MD/MBA

Kathy was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and is passionate about discovering and implementing diverse solutions in healthcare. Prior to Tuck, Kathy worked as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist for a large tertiary medical center and is in training to be a Medical Doctor. At Tuck, she is focused on learning the business of medicine and will be a bridge between the clinical and business arms of medicine. During her first Tuck year she has broadened her learnings of how to manage community health organizations, partnering with two NGOs on projects for board members. During the summer, she worked with Foundation Medicine on their clinico-genomic database focused on product development. Kathy received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gunnar Esiason T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Gunnar is a cystic fibrosis and rare disease patient leader, who is passionate about early stage drug development and patient empowerment. He is a second-year student at Tuck and is also working towards a Master of Public Health degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. At Tuck, Gunnar serves as a Tuck Center for Health Care Fellow, a health care club co-chair and a club hockey captain. His first year course work included a First-Year Project with a health insurance start-up. Prior to Tuck, Gunnar received a BA from Boston College in 2013, worked on an enteral feeding product at Nestle Health Science, was appointed to the board of directors at the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and was the head coach of his high school alma mater’s varsity hockey team. He has consulted on clinical trial development, a real world evidence population health study, and a cystic fibrosis-specific mental health and wellness screening tool. In 2019, Gunnar delivered the pre-commencement address at the St. Louis University School of Medicine commencement exercises. He has also been featured as a keynote speaker at more than two-dozen top medical centers and biopharmaceutical conferences across the United States. His health policy opinions have been featured in The New York Daily News, The Hill, RealClear Politics and Morning Consult. Over the summer, Gunnar worked on an antibiotic market research paper with a think tank in Boston. Gunnar maintains a blog about his life with cystic fibrosis at GunnarEsiason.com. Follow him on Twitter @G17Esiason.

Diana Funk T’21

Health Care Fellow, MD/MBA

Diana is a second-year student at Tuck and fourth-year student at the Geisel School of Medicine, as well as a Fellow at the Tuck Center for Health Care. Prior to coming to the Upper Valley, Diana worked at Google in People Operations and then in Communications, developing compelling stories and visuals for a global workforce, in addition to annual strategic planning. She also worked on a pro-bono project with the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco to bring applications for affordable housing online for the first time. At Tuck, Diana has sought out a diverse range of classes in healthcare and beyond to develop the management and analytical skills to complement her clinical training. After spending a summer at the San Francisco office of The Boston Consulting Group, she plans to apply to internal medicine residency programs. She received her BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Economics and a concentration in healthcare policy.

Reid Hansen T’21

Health Care Fellow

A Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts resident, Reid only recently started eating lobster (encouraged by his wife from Oklahoma) and has unsuccessfully tried to make maple syrup (encouraged by more rugged New Englanders). Before Tuck, Reid worked as a consultant for government and healthcare organizations, a manager during a technology market entry, and an operations lead for a new Medicare Advantage health plan. Following a first year enjoying Tuck programs, especially a First-Year Project with a great team focused on social determinants of health within the Medicaid community, Reid spent the summer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an emerging care delivery service. Primary professional interests after Tuck include risk-based healthcare reimbursement supported by carefully and ethically designed data products. Other personal interests include navigating through recipes in our family's cookbooks. Reid received his BA from Middlebury College.

Melanie Huang T’21

Health Care Fellow

Melanie is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Melanie worked at the Ontario Ministry of Health in Canada on digital health initiatives aimed at improving access of care. While at Tuck, Melanie worked with early stage health care technology companies focused on improving access and reducing waste in the health care system. Melanie is also a member of the Health Care Club, a Board Fellow at West Central Behavioral Health, and a Leadership Fellow. Melanie has a passion for leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes. Over the summer, she interned at Cohere Health, a health tech startup in Boston. Melanie graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in Commerce and Economics.

Alex Ji T’21

Health Care Fellow

Alex is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Alex worked at PwC in its Chicago and Hong Kong offices, advising Fortune 500 clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and China outbound investments. Alex’s journey with health care started when he paid for a treatment using all his savings while he was in Hong Kong. At Tuck, Alex completed a First-Year Project examining commercial opportunities for a venture specialized in creating neurosurgical image navigation technologies. Over the summer, Alex worked at Barclays as an investment banking associate with the health care team in New York.

Madeleine Livingston T’21

Health Care Fellow

Madeleine is a MBA Candidate and Forte Fellow at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. While at Tuck, Madeleine has been focused on both founding and funding in the digital health space. She spent the winter working with Female Founders Fund and currently serves as an Investor Fellow with Amplifyher Ventures – both of which have several investments in the consumer health space. Madeleine is also a Director of the Tuck Social Venture Fund. Over the summer, she worked on product strategy and growth ops at June Motherhood, a virtual perinatal care company. She also worked closely with a Tuck classmate as the Head of Partnerships for Flux Biosciences. In addition to her role as a Health Care Fellow, she will spend her second year at Tuck involved as a Visiting Executive Fellow, a PEVC Fellow, a member of the Tuck startup incubator, and a leader on the Tuck gender initiative. She keeps a Medium blog where she writes extensively on the digital health and women’s space, including interviews of 20+ female founders. Prior to Tuck, she spent time working in corporate banking and business development at Citibank and The Well, respectively. While at Citi, Madeleine also served as the Chair position of LSA Family Health Service's Junior Board, and was conferred as a One Young World Ambassador after representing Citi at the 2018 One Young World Conference at the Hague.

Monica McGreal T’21

Health Care Fellow

Monica McGreal is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Monica worked at Accenture as a strategy consultant in the firm’s Supply Chain, Operations and Sustainability Strategy practice. During her time at Accenture, Monica worked across multiple industries helping improve clients’ operations. She gained some exposure to the medical device industry at Accenture but has spent her time at Tuck increasing her exposure to healthcare. Some of the projects she was involved in first year include working with a Ph.D. student to identify the market for a fungal synthetic biology, helping define the commercialization strategy for a medical device, and assessing quality frameworks for a health tech startup. Monica worked as an intern at Akebia Therapeutics on their Growth and Insights team this summer. Monica graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Katie Mills T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Katie is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Katie worked in Account Strategy at CipherHealth, a healthcare technology start-up focused on patient engagement. At CipherHealth, Katie worked with hospital networks on patient engagement technology solutions to improve patient experience and clinical outcomes. Before that, Katie spent three years at FCBHealth, a pharmaceutical marketing agency. At Tuck, Katie has maintained involvement in the healthcare community as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and Revers Non-Profit Board Fellow. She also was part of a First-Year Project for a health insurance start-up helping with customer identification and market analysis. Katie interned with Bain & Company over the summer in their Oslo, Norway office. She graduated from Cornell University majoring in Biology & Society focused on Neurobiology, and with additional minors in Business and Science & Technology Studies.

Anish More T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Anish is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Before Tuck, Anish discovered his passion for solving challenges in the healthcare industry on the strategy and innovation team at CVS Health. At CVS, Anish designed, tested, and built various healthcare services that helped the company develop new methods of patient care after it acquired Aetna. At Tuck, Anish is interested in continuing to broaden his perspective of healthcare delivery and policy-making while continuing to get exposure to industries outside of healthcare. In addition, Anish is a Tuck Admissions Associate, co-chair of the Healthcare Cub, and co-chair of the Tuck Film Society. Over the summer, Anish interned as a product manager at AristaMD - an early-stage startup focused on disrupting specialty consults.

Alexandra Mullin T’21

Health Care Fellow

Alexandra Mullin spent the early part of her career thinking about the future of healthcare, and is particularly interested in the role of digital technologies and artificial intelligence in improving quality and delivery of care. Originally from Canada, Alex grew up mainly in Dallas, Texas and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for college. Prior to Tuck, Alex worked as a life sciences consultant with Navigant before joining digital primary care startup Forward where she helped build out operational and clinical capabilities. During her first year at Tuck, she was a First-Year Associate with the Center for Digital Strategies and participated the Flare Capital Scholars Program as a VC fellow focused on healthtech investments. Over the summer, Alex interned at CVS Health on their strategy team, helping inform partnerships and acquisitions. Alex is excited to be a Second-Year Fellow for both the Center for Health Care and the Center for Digital Strategies, while also serving as co-chair of Tuck Volunteers. Alex received her BA from Stanford University in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Public Health and Development along with a minor in International Relations.

Martha O’Neill T’21

Health Care Fellow

Martha is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Martha worked at Health Advances, a life sciences strategy consulting firm in Boston. At Health Advances she developed product commercialization strategies, identified organic and inorganic growth opportunities, and conducted commercial due diligence on products in the biotech, diagnostics, and medtech sectors of the health care industry. At Tuck, Martha is also a member of the Health Care Club, a Fellow with the Center for PE & VC, and a member of the management team at TuckStuff, Tuck’s student-run retail store. Martha is extremely interested in innovation in precision and preventative medicine, and over the summer she interned with Foundation Medicine, an oncology molecular insights company, in the Office of the CEO. Martha received her AB from Dartmouth College in Engineering Sciences modified with Biological Sciences.

Dave Praharaj T’21

Health Care Fellow, MD/MBA

Dave Praharaj is an MD/MBA student at Tuck and Geisel. He grew up in Huntsville, Alabama before studying at Stanford University where he graduated with Honors with a BS in Biology. As an undergraduate at Stanford, Dave conducted translational research in both the areas of neuroimmunology and oncology that ultimately culminated in an honors thesis. After graduating in 2014, Dave worked in the digital health industry in San Francisco. Initially, he was part of the clinical operations team at Augmedix, a startup that aims to leverage technology to connect physicians to remote medical scribes to assist with clinical documentation. He later took on a business development role at FirstLine, a startup that provided on-demand physician house calls to San Francisco residents. Dave enrolled in medical school at Geisel in 2016. While at Geisel, he has interned with the Technology Transfer Office where he utilized his biomedical expertise to evaluate scientific evidence, clinical paradigms, and intellectual property for commercially viable Dartmouth-based life science research and discovery. Since joining Tuck, Dave has worked as a VC fellow at Borealis Ventures. This summer he interned as an associate with the healthcare investment banking group at J.P. Morgan.

Kelsey Rayher T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Originally from coastal Connecticut, Kelsey moved to Boston after receiving her BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut. Kelsey is a second-year student at Tuck, a Center for Health Care Fellow, and a Healthcare Club Co-Chair. Kelsey loves to stay active through CrossFit, yoga and running outside. Prior to Tuck, Kelsey spent five years in the insurance industry with a focus in financial planning and operational strategy. In her most recent role, she led the implementation of an organizational transformation across a business unit's billing and payments organization.  Being new to a career in healthcare, Kelsey spent her first year at Tuck collaborating with the Center, gaining experience through her First-Year Project with Parsley Health, and being a Nonprofit Board Fellow serving on the board of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley. This summer, Kelsey interned at CVS Health working on a pharmacy product development team focused on durable medical equipment.

Haylle Reidy T’21

Health Care Fellow

Haylle comes to Tuck with four years of product management experience at athenahealth, a Boston-based health care technology company. Over the summer, she worked at Oxeon Ventures, a healthcare venture studio, to identify new business opportunities aimed at creating innovations for vulnerable populations. Haylle’s health care interest centers on social determinants of health, underserved populations, and alternative payment models. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Economics and French Language & Literature, and is also pursuing a joint MPH degree with The Dartmouth Institute. Outside of work and academics, Haylle can be found sampling Vermont cheese, practicing yoga, and cycling throughout the Upper Valley.

Alison Underwood T’21

Health Care Fellow

Alison is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Alison worked in biopharmaceutical manufacturing at Eli Lilly and Company. At Tuck, Alison has looked for opportunities to broaden her health care perspective, including a market assessment project with a laboratory in the Geisel School of Medicine, a First-Year Project on a go-to-market strategy for a diagnostics start-up, and serving as a board fellow for Headrest, a local nonprofit that supports those affected by substance use disorder. Over the summer, Alison interned with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Andrew Wood T’21

Health Care Fellow

Andrew is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, he spent four years within Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Strategy and Analytics practice in Boston. As a consultant focused in healthcare, Andrew worked with a variety of clients including leading medical centers, Fortune 50 healthcare companies, healthcare-focused private equity firms, and the Department of Medicaid Services. At Tuck, Andrew is interested in learning more about the investment and deal making process within healthcare services, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Over the summer, Andrew worked at BofA Securities within their healthcare investment banking group. He graduated with highest distinction and highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in both business administration and chemistry.

Rui Zhang T’21

Health Care Fellow, MD/MBA

As a MD/MBA Candidate with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Rui is a Center for Health Care Fellow passionate about Ophthalmology, Biotechnology, and Global Health. Before Tuck, Rui has been involved with hip implant failure analysis and nanoparticle simulation modeling at Dartmouth College/Thayer School of Engineering. After college Rui started his medical school training at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, having completed the first three years of the curriculum, which includes one-year of rich clinical experience in healthcare facilities across New Hampshire, Vermont, California, China, and Nepal. At Tuck, Rui has integrated his healthcare and business interests through a Tuck Community Consulting Project for the Good Neighbor Health Clinic and a First-Year Project for the Himalayan Cataract Project. Passionate about Ophthalmology, Rui intends to apply into Ophthalmology Residency with the long-term career plan to combine clinical, academic, and entrepreneurial endeavors in ophthalmology.

Club Officers

The Health Care Club is a student-led club that provides a forum to learn about career opportunities in health care. The club fosters interaction between first and second-year students, helps students navigate the job search, plans treks to health care companies and collaborates with the Career Development Office. The Center for Health Care works closely with the club to support programming and events.

Gunnar Esiason T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Gunnar is a cystic fibrosis and rare disease patient leader, who is passionate about early stage drug development and patient empowerment. He is a second-year student at Tuck and is also working towards a Master of Public Health degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. At Tuck, Gunnar serves as a Tuck Center for Health Care Fellow, a health care club co-chair and a club hockey captain. His first year course work included a First-Year Project with a health insurance start-up. Prior to Tuck, Gunnar received a BA from Boston College in 2013, worked on an enteral feeding product at Nestle Health Science, was appointed to the board of directors at the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and was the head coach of his high school alma mater’s varsity hockey team. He has consulted on clinical trial development, a real world evidence population health study, and a cystic fibrosis-specific mental health and wellness screening tool. In 2019, Gunnar delivered the pre-commencement address at the St. Louis University School of Medicine commencement exercises. He has also been featured as a keynote speaker at more than two-dozen top medical centers and biopharmaceutical conferences across the United States. His health policy opinions have been featured in The New York Daily News, The Hill, RealClear Politics and Morning Consult. Over the summer, Gunnar worked on an antibiotic market research paper with a think tank in Boston. Gunnar maintains a blog about his life with cystic fibrosis at GunnarEsiason.com. Follow him on Twitter @G17Esiason.

Katie Mills T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Katie is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Katie worked in Account Strategy at CipherHealth, a healthcare technology start-up focused on patient engagement. At CipherHealth, Katie worked with hospital networks on patient engagement technology solutions to improve patient experience and clinical outcomes. Before that, Katie spent three years at FCBHealth, a pharmaceutical marketing agency. At Tuck, Katie has maintained involvement in the healthcare community as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and Revers Non-Profit Board Fellow. She also was part of a First-Year Project for a health insurance start-up helping with customer identification and market analysis. Katie interned with Bain & Company over the summer in their Oslo, Norway office. She graduated from Cornell University majoring in Biology & Society focused on Neurobiology, and with additional minors in Business and Science & Technology Studies.

Anish More T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Anish is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Before Tuck, Anish discovered his passion for solving challenges in the healthcare industry on the strategy and innovation team at CVS Health. At CVS, Anish designed, tested, and built various healthcare services that helped the company develop new methods of patient care after it acquired Aetna. At Tuck, Anish is interested in continuing to broaden his perspective of healthcare delivery and policy-making while continuing to get exposure to industries outside of healthcare. In addition, Anish is a Tuck Admissions Associate, co-chair of the Healthcare Cub, and co-chair of the Tuck Film Society. Over the summer, Anish interned as a product manager at AristaMD - an early-stage startup focused on disrupting specialty consults.

Kelsey Rayher T’21

Health Care Fellow, Health Care Club Co-Chair

Originally from coastal Connecticut, Kelsey moved to Boston after receiving her BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut. Kelsey is a second-year student at Tuck, a Center for Health Care Fellow, and a Healthcare Club Co-Chair. Kelsey loves to stay active through CrossFit, yoga and running outside. Prior to Tuck, Kelsey spent five years in the insurance industry with a focus in financial planning and operational strategy. In her most recent role, she led the implementation of an organizational transformation across a business unit's billing and payments organization.  Being new to a career in healthcare, Kelsey spent her first year at Tuck collaborating with the Center, gaining experience through her First-Year Project with Parsley Health, and being a Nonprofit Board Fellow serving on the board of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley. This summer, Kelsey interned at CVS Health working on a pharmacy product development team focused on durable medical equipment.

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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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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Sophia Cornew T'19

What you learn at business school is going to be similar at most of the top MBA programs. The question is, where are you going to learn best? What kind of environment is going to allow you to get the most out of your experience? When I considered my options during the application process, I knew I was ready to immerse myself in a tight-knit, close, remote environment in the woods. Tuck has been a safe space to learn, to challenge myself, and to prepare for my adventure.

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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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Lauren Fallon T'19

I decided to get an MBA because I knew something was fundamentally missing. I had a science background and always loved health care, but I knew my lack of a tangible business skillset would ultimately hold me back from being truly successful in my career. I worked in sales and consulting prior to Tuck, and while they were valuable experiences, it became obvious that something additional was needed. Tuck was on the top of my list because I had worked with Tuck alumni and a good friend of mine from high school was a Tuck alum. They always raved about the school and how much they enjoyed their two years there. After coming to campus and interviewing, I was sold.

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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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Tolulope Kehinde T'19

I moved to the United States in 2009 from Nigeria. After attending Mount Holyoke College, I knew I wanted to go to medical school. But as I learned more about what I wanted to do, I realized I didn't want to just be a doctor. I know how that sounds! But what I mean is, clinical work alone wasn’t going to get me where I wanted to go. So I figured out that I might want to do an MD/MBA program.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Claire Winiarski T'18

Building a Solid Foundation in Business

Before coming to Tuck, I spent six years in the health care industry in a variety of product manager roles.  I was able to take ownership, run my own product line, and work across different functions. I was really learning a lot and was passionate about what I was doing, but I felt that if I wanted to advance in my career, I had to solidify my foundation in business.

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Alumni Stories

Aisha Barry

Vice President and General Manager, Patient Monitoring Category Leader, Philips

In 2015, Tuck alumna Aisha Barry decided to change the course of her career to help other people who felt immobilized by the health care system and a disease diagnosis.

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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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Betsabeh Hermann

Vice President of Strategy for Equicare Health

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

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James “Jim” Lindstrom

CEO, Assurance Global

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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