People

Meet the Team

Teacher-scholars and practitioners on the leading edge of theory and practice.

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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Donald P. Conway T’72

Clinical Professor of Business Administration; Co-Director, MD/MBA Program at Dartmouth; Adjunct Associate Professor, Geisel School of Medicine

In 2004, Don Conway established the Health Care Initiative at The Tuck School where he leads collaborative efforts of the Geisel School of Medicine and The Tuck School of Business. These efforts are focused on addressing the business issues facing the health care industry. Dr. Conway also teaches the following MBA courses: The Business of Healthcare; Structure, Organization and Economics of the Healthcare Industry; and Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Conway was Head of Global Health Economics and Research Outcomes for Aventis Pharma. In this position, his primary role was to develop analyses of practice patterns, practice guidelines, Cost-Effectiveness and Quality of Life Studies. These efforts were focused on demonstrating the true value argument and cost effectiveness. Through an understanding of the cost offsets (fewer hospitalizations, shorter length of stay, fewer after visits and more rapid return to work or usual activities), the true value of medical therapies is best appreciated. Dr. Conway participated in clinical trials by helping to define the appropriate patient population and key indications, which best demonstrated the value of treatments. He performed the requisite analyses to ensure that data are included in the economic dossiers around the world, including submission to NICE (the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence). He met with regulatory authorities for pricing and reimbursement and led negotiating on behalf of Aventis.

Prior to joining Aventis, Dr. Conway was Global Director of Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Research for Abbott Laboratories. In 1989, Dr. Conway established the Department of Technology Management for the American Medical Association, which was American Medicine’s first dedicated venture in Health Technology Assessment. His duties for the AMA also included developing Health Policy and he has represented the medicine’s interest before US Congress, the FDA and CMS.

Dr. Conway has served as chairman of the multinational, Global Health Policy Group. He has actively participated in Managed Care Advisory Boards covering both product related and Quality Care issues and has conducted Quality Improvement studies in managed care, and academic medical center settings (Massachusetts General Hospital). In 2002 Dr. Conway was voted onto PhRma’s Health Outcomes Committee which formulates health policies and practices.

Dr. Conway received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and clinical training from Rush Medical College in Chicago and holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Conway is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Tuck School.

Dr. Conway has published articles in American Medical Associate (JAMA), and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the executive board of the National Patient Advocate Foundation and along with Professor Mike Zubkoff is Co-Director of Dartmouth’s MD-MBA joint degree program.

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 health services researcher who specializes in the health care experiences of vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Tuck, she spent a decade designing and managing advanced analytics projects supporting the Medicaid program. She pursued this work in both academic and non-academic settings, most recently as an associate director and senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has a longstanding interest in teaching and translating quantitative methods to professionals, and has taught and trained physicians, policy makers, and health care administrators.

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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.

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Fellows

Students apply in the spring 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.

Joemma Berberich T’19

Health Care Fellow

Joemma is a second-year student at Tuck and a Center for Health Care Fellow. Prior to Tuck, Joemma worked at Rare, a non-profit that has worked with local communities in over 52 countries to develop strategies to better manage their natural resources. While at Rare, Joemma managed the strategic development and operations for the organization’s first global initiative to protect near short fisheries and on launching new programs in China. At Tuck, Joemma has been involved in a number of health care-focused endeavors including a First-Year Project focused on health care operations and a consulting project with Red Logan Dental Clinic in White River Junction, Vermont. Over the summer, Joemma interned with CVS Health on the Enterprise Strategy team. She graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Affairs and concentration on Latin American Studies.

Sophia Cornew T’19

Health Care Fellow

Sophia is a second-year student at Tuck. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College where she studied Economics and Biology. Prior to Tuck, Sophia worked at Bridgewater Associates in their management program first working in the Investment Engine, then later in the office of the CEO doing internal consulting and transformation projects. After Bridgewater Associates, she was a founding team member at LifeCo, an early stage health care company based in New York creating a simple, integrated health care experience across primary care, insurance and medical data management. In her first year at Tuck, Sophia and an MD/MBA classmate founded an Entrepreneurial First-Year Project building a technology platform for high risk patients being discharged from the emergency department. This summer, Sophia interned at Collective Health on the product marketing team.

Lauren Fallon T’19

Health Care Fellow

Lauren is a second-year student at Tuck. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology and Pre-Medical Studies. Prior to Tuck, Lauren worked as a sales representative at Ethicon, one of Johnson & Johnson’s medical device companies. She specialized in minimally invasive bariatric and thoracic surgery and was also responsible for negotiating contracts with various health systems. She then transitioned into life science consulting, working mainly in the risk mitigation space. In her first year at Tuck, she participated in a First-Year Project that examined the operational and profitability issues surrounding a satellite office of a large, east coast metro hospital system. During the summer, Lauren worked at Barclays as an investment banking associate in the health care group.

Sarah Igoe T’19

Health Care Fellow

Sarah graduated from Yale University with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. After college, she performed neuropsychiatry research at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where her interest areas included Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and gender differences in emotion regulation. She received her MD from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and did residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. This summer she worked as an investment analyst at Camber Capital, a Boston-based health care hedge fund, where she focused on investing opportunities in the surgical robotics industry.

Brynn Johnson T’19

Health Care Fellow

Brynn is a second-year student at Tuck. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics and minor in Biology and Managerial Studies in Corporate Strategy. Prior to Tuck, Brynn worked in health care consulting at Compass Professional Health Services, specializing in decreasing medical spending and improving employee health for self-funded employer groups. In her first year at Tuck, she completed a First-Year Project that diagnosed why a satellite office at a specialty hospital was underperforming and from that information, developed strategies to improve its operations and profitability. This past summer, Brynn interned with Deloitte Consulting in Denver, Colorado.

Teja Kadire T’19

Health Care Fellow

Teja is a second-year student and serves as both a Center for Health Care and Business, Government & Society Fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree from Penn State in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to Tuck, Teja worked as a business manager for Siemens Healthcare based out of Chicago, focusing on nuclear medicine. In her first year at Tuck, she competed in the MIINT impact investing case competition and worked with an eFYP client on a go-to market strategy for a cultured meat product. During the summer, she interned at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.

Nilav Ranpara T’19

Health Care Fellow

Nilav is a second-year student and serves as a Center for Health Care Fellow focusing on emerging digital health technologies. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Industrial and Systems Engineering and currently serves on the Senior Capstone Design Board that evaluates Lean Six Sigma Projects. Prior to Tuck, Nilav worked for four years at Deloitte Consulting LLP in a variety of roles in the health care industry ranging from technology and operations strategy for biotech clients to patient experience and digital health initiatives. During the summer, Nilav worked at Keheala in Tel Aviv, Israel, a mobile health startup that improves health care access and treatment outcomes for patients through behavioral health interventions, where he worked on developing pricing and marketing strategies to help commercialize the product.

Elyse Rich T’19

Health Care Fellow

Elyse is a second-year student at the Tuck School of Business. Originally from Carmel, IN she attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where she majored in Operations Management and Marketing with minors in Spanish and Environmental Management. Prior to Tuck, Elyse spent ten years as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers with experience in both Mergers and Acquisitions and Supply Chain consulting. Elyse also spent two years on secondment to PwC’s PRTM Japan Management Consulting based in Tokyo, Japan. Elyse’s consulting clients included a top 15 pharmaceutical company where she led the integration management office for a $10B deal and led the supply chain integration workstream for a $20B deal. Elyse spent her summer back home in Indianapolis at Eli Lilly, working in their Investment Banking (M&A) group. At Tuck, Elyse is a co-chair of the Women In Business Conference, Tuck Admissions Associate, and Career Development Office Mentor and winner of Tuck Top Chef.

Emily Sterling T’19

Health Care Fellow; Health Care Club Officer

Emily is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and a Center for Health Care Fellow. She is a CPA, and graduated from Miami University (OH) with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a minor in History. Prior to Tuck, Emily worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and subsequently held finance roles with increasing responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies, including her role immediately prior to Tuck as a Manager in Internal Audit at Owens Corning. Emily’s professional experience spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and energy. Her prior work specialized in audit and compliance for both financial and operational processes, process improvement across a range of functions, and financial reporting.  Emily’s First-Year Project at Tuck focused on diagnosing issues at an underperforming satellite office of a large specialty hospital to develop strategies to improve operations and drive profitability. Emily plans to transition into the biopharmaceutical industry after Tuck. Emily interned at Genentech, a large biotech company in South San Francisco as a member of the forecasting and business analysis team focused on production planning and forecasting.

Amanda Cassidy Torres T’19

Health Care Fellow

Amanda is a second-year MBA student at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, she worked in strategic initiatives at Cognate Bioservices, a contract manufacturing organization specializing in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of cell therapies. At Cognate, she was responsible for identifying new opportunities and potential ventures, supporting FDA regulatory filings and helping intellectual property development. Amanda is passionate about introducing innovative technologies into mainstream patient care and plans to return to the biotech industry post business school. She received her PharmD from the University of Navarra in Spain and completed a M.S. in Biotechnology at Georgetown University. This summer, Amanda interned at Trinity Partners, a global life science strategic consulting firm.

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.

Tom Curran T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Tom is a second-year student at Tuck. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Prior to beginning his MBA program Tom worked at Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations practice. While at Deloitte, he had experience leading health insurance companies through large-scale core admin system transformations as well as performing data testing and analytics. While at Tuck, Tom has been involved in the health care community and an entrepreneurial First-Year Project focused on medical device markets. Over the summer, Tom interned at Liberty Mutual Insurance in an internal consulting and strategy role.

Ted Chen T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Ted is a second-year student at Tuck. He was born and raised in Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a degree in Economics. Prior to Tuck, Ted worked as an Associate Consultant for ZS Associates, where he focused on developing go-to-market strategy for global pharma companies. He also interned for a health care-focused venture capital and a digital health startup before he came to Tuck. Over the summer, Ted interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the health care group and GGV capital as a Summer Associate covering digital health.

Effie Edusei T’19

Health Care Club Officer

Effie is a second-year student at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, she lived in Europe and Africa and graduated from the University College London with a degree in pharmacology with a neuroscience focus. Following her undergraduate degree, she completed her masters at the London School of Economics (LSE) focused on biomedicine, society and leadership in health care. Effie's career has spun across biopharma consulting and market research to strategic planning and most recently in business development for a venture backed health care start-up working to improve access and affordability to drugs in Africa. While at Tuck, Effie is focusing her MBA on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and is taking many interesting classes and collaborating with professors in this area. Over the summer, Effie was a General Management Development Program (GMDP) intern with Leica Microsystems, a Danaher Life Sciences company.

Emily Sterling T’19

Health Care Fellow; Health Care Club Officer

Emily is a second-year student at Tuck and serves as a Health Care Club Co-Chair and a Center for Health Care Fellow. She is a CPA, and graduated from Miami University (OH) with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a minor in History. Prior to Tuck, Emily worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and subsequently held finance roles with increasing responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies, including her role immediately prior to Tuck as a Manager in Internal Audit at Owens Corning. Emily’s professional experience spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, and energy. Her prior work specialized in audit and compliance for both financial and operational processes, process improvement across a range of functions, and financial reporting.  Emily’s First-Year Project at Tuck focused on diagnosing issues at an underperforming satellite office of a large specialty hospital to develop strategies to improve operations and drive profitability. Emily plans to transition into the biopharmaceutical industry after Tuck. Emily interned at Genentech, a large biotech company in South San Francisco as a member of the forecasting and business analysis team focused on production planning and forecasting.

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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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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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, 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

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

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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