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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

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

Adjunct Professor

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; Faculty Director, Center for Health Care

Dr. Lindsey Leininger is an expert in public health policy. Her work is driven by a fierce commitment to improving health outcomes among medically and socioeconomically vulnerable populations. She has a longstanding interest in the health care safety net and a newer line of work on fighting “infodemics” – outbreaks of medical misinformation that flare alongside outbreaks of disease. At Tuck, she teaches courses on data-driven decision-making in the health sector. She also serves as Faculty Director for the Center for Health Care. Prior to Tuck, Lindsey spent a decade leading research and technical assistance projects for public health insurers, both as an academic and as a think-tank researcher. She holds a PhD in health policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

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Michael McIvor D’86, T’93

Adjunct Professor

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, TDI

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

Katie Aldrich T’23

Health Care Fellow

Katie Aldrich brings experience in biotech operations and healthcare data management and looks forward to Fellow’s discussions on how to improve health care equity, provide better medications, and reduce the overall cost of healthcare. This summer she will intern with McKinsey&Company in their Pharma Operations practice.

Chris Alvarez T’23

Health Care Fellow

While in undergrad, Chris Alvarez configured computational models of epilepsy with researchers at Beth-Israel Lahey Health and promoted social media and inbound marketing at KNODE, a scientific and medical collaboration company. This summer he will intern at Danaher, specifically in marketing at Danaher’s operating company Cytiva.

Kathryn Burke

Health Care Fellow

Kathryn Burke joined Tuck from Gartland and Mellina Group where she worked as an Associate Management Consultant, and eMondy Advisor, where she worked as a Supervisor in Strategy and Planning. She is spending the summer as an MBA intern at CVS Health.

Nathan Busam T’23

Health Care Fellow

Nathan Busam plans to use his MD/MBA to be an excellent clinician who has a voice in enhancing the way care is delivered to the many communities he will serve. Before med school, he worked as an associate consultant at Triage Consulting Group where he modeled payer reimbursement contracts to improve health system revenue cycle management.

Penny Chen T’23

Health Care Fellow

Penny Chen hopes to draw from her background in operations and supply chain management to solve the problem of healthcare accessibility and distribution. She completed an operations management trainee program in Abbott Laboratories, and will intern at Kearney Consulting as a Strategic Operations Consultant this summer.

Caroline Cary T’23

Health Care Fellow

Caroline Cary strives to build the health care community at Tuck for both first and second year students. She spent most of her career before Tuck in the patient education space as DaVita. This summer she will intern at Pfizer as part of their Marketing Internship Program.

Hayden Doughtry T’23

Health Care Fellow

Hayden Doughtry is one of four MD/MBA students to join the Fellows program this year. He marries his business skills with a hard science background from working in a cancer laboratory at BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research and his years as a medical researcher at Geisel School of Medicine.

Bryan Dextradeur T’23

Health Care Fellow

Bryan Dextradeur spent four years at Deloitte where he focused exclusively on health care clients, including health plans, integrated delivery systems, public health agencies, digital health firms, and medical device companies. This summer he will intern at DaVita.

Martha Gilchrist T’23

Health Care Fellow

Before Tuck, Martha Gilchrist worked at a life sciences strategy consulting firm where she recommended commercialization strategies to life sciences firms – spanning VC startups to global pharma firms. She will intern at Foundation Medicine in Boston on the Corporate Strategy & Portfolio Planning team this summer.

Anurag Gupta T’23

Health Care Fellow

Anurag Gupta Prior to Tuck, Anurag Gupta worked in healthcare investment banking at JP Morgan where he worked on various large M&A transactions and equity/debt capital raising deals. His interests lie primarily at the intersection of healthcare and health equity. This summer he is an intern at BCG.

Yue Huang T’23

Health Care Fellow

Yue Huang has a background in finance and accounting and is interested in how various ways of financing health care gives different incentives to patients, providers, pharmaceutical companies. She is interning at UBS investment bank in their Health care group this summer.

Jackie Kalan T’23

Health Care Fellow

Jackie Kalan brings health technology interest and experience to the cohort from her years working at the electronic health record software company Epic. She hopes to one day return to the product side of the healthcare industry. This summer she will intern with the Corporate Strategy group at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Nathan Kung T’23

Health Care Fellow

Nathan Kung strives to be a leader in mental healthcare delivery and clinical care as an MD/MBA. He was a finalist at the Haas Mental Healthcare Case Competition, serves as an Advisor for Mandala and is a Flare Health Scholar.

Cheng Li T’23

Health Care Fellow

Cheng Li brings deep industry and international experience to the cohort, such as how China uses IoT technology to monitor the process of bloodstock and uses ultra-low temperature refrigeration technology to protect human gene banks. This summer he will join Goldman Sachs Asia as an IBD summer intern.

Megan Lynch T’23

Health Care Fellow

Megan Lynch has consciously gained experience across many different sectors of health care (pharma, public health, hospitals, bench and clinical research, health policy) over the course of her pre-Tuck career. This summer she will intern at BCG in Boston as a generalist summer consultant.

Alexandria Mar T’23

Health Care Fellow

Alexandria Mar joined Tuck after running clinical trials at Edwards Lifesciences for five years. She is currently interested in the impact of AI on the healthcare industry and its potential for disrupting healthcare practices. This summer she will intern at Deloitte.

Emma McLaughlin T’23

Health Care Fellow

Emma McLaughlin’s experience working in sales at GE HealthCare helped her develop a commercial-driven mindset and understand the motivations and priorities of a variety of healthcare industry stakeholders. This summer she will intern as an Implementation Associate at McKinsey&Company.

Daniel Moertl T’23

Health Care Fellow

Daniel Moertl plans to draw on his experiences working across the Austrian and US health care landscapes to help his peers broaden their view beyond the US health care sector.  Before Tuck he worked at Advantage Austria in their New York office and will intern this summer at Simon Kucher & Partners in their healthcare and life sciences division.

Charlie Palfreyman T’23

Health Care Fellow

Charlie Palfreyman worked on hospital M&A, policy, and pricing at Charles River Associates before joining Tuck. In addition to being a Health Care Fellow next year, he will also be a co-chair for Tuck Community Consulting. This summer he will work at Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a Data Strategy and Solutions intern.

Julia Papanastou T’23

Health Care Fellow

Julia Papanastou is inspired to better the healthcare industry and the patient care journey in the US. Before Tuck she worked in healthcare consulting at Huron Consulting Group. She will work at EY Parthenon this summer.

Sabira Rakhimova T’23

Health Care Fellow

Sabira Rakhimova worked with state health agencies as an actuary at two different healthcare companies in Boston prior to Tuck, which will provide unique perspectives for her peers. She will be a program manager intern at Amazon this summer.

Lena Rice T’23

Health Care Fellow

Lena Rice’s background is primarily in healthcare business, but is excited to further her learning about various business models and stakeholder alignment across the healthcare ecosystem. This summer she will intern at Thirty Madison as a Business Development intern.

Abby Rohman T’23

Health Care Fellow

Abby Rohman’s passion lies primarily in women’s health and wellness, specifically women’s sexual health. During her first year at Tuck, she organized programming and events with Women in Business and Tuck Community Consulting. Prior to Tuck, Abby worked as a consultant at EY-Parthenon and KxAdvisors. This summer she will intern at UPMC Enterprise.

Navendu Sharma T’23

Health Care Fellow

Navendu Sharma uses his engineering background to help his peers understand how healthcare meets analytics. Before Tuck, he worked as a Consultant at ZS Associates, a healthcare and life sciences management consulting firm. This summer he will intern at Danaher in Integrated DNA Technologies.

Matt Walsh T’23

Health Care Fellow

Matt Walsh worked in economic consulting at Charles River Associates where he specialized in antitrust and competition. He worked on many healthcare litigation projects and had extensive exposure to the tension between incentives within the healthcare system. This summer he will intern at DaVita Kidney Care as part of the company’s Redwoods Leadership Development Program.

Joanna Weng T’23

Health Care Fellow

Joanna Weng worked in life sciences consulting before Tuck, as well as co-founded a consumer health startup focused on personalized nutrition in the US and China. This summer she will intern with CVS Health’s Kidney Care startup in a digital strategy role.

Sherry Yang T’23

Health Care Fellow

Sherry Yang’s pre-Tuck career spanned specialty pharmaceuticals in-licensing and acquisitions, healthcare consulting, and internal strategy at one of the largest cannabis companies. This summer she will work in Healthcare Investment Banking at JP Morgan.

Jiayan Yan T’23

Health Care Fellow

Jiayan Yan worked for three years at Pfizer Research and Development as a clinical data manager and for three years at IQVIA as a data team lead before joining Tuck. She will intern at Trinity as a Senior Consultant this summer.

Xiangyu Zhao T’23

Health Care Fellow

Xiangyu Zhao looks forward to applying his clinical experience as an MD/MBA student to industry discussions with his peers. Some of his interests include biotechnology and hospital management and operations.

Club Officers

Megan Lynch T’23

Health Care Fellow

Megan Lynch has consciously gained experience across many different sectors of health care (pharma, public health, hospitals, bench and clinical research, health policy) over the course of her pre-Tuck career. This summer she will intern at BCG in Boston as a generalist summer consultant.

Daniel Moertl T’23

Health Care Fellow

Daniel Moertl plans to draw on his experiences working across the Austrian and US health care landscapes to help his peers broaden their view beyond the US health care sector.  Before Tuck he worked at Advantage Austria in their New York office and will intern this summer at Simon Kucher & Partners in their healthcare and life sciences division.

Lena Rice T’23

Health Care Fellow

Lena Rice’s background is primarily in healthcare business, but is excited to further her learning about various business models and stakeholder alignment across the healthcare ecosystem. This summer she will intern at Thirty Madison as a Business Development intern.

Joanna Weng T’23

Health Care Fellow

Joanna Weng worked in life sciences consulting before Tuck, as well as co-founded a consumer health startup focused on personalized nutrition in the US and China. This summer she will intern with CVS Health’s Kidney Care startup in a digital strategy role.

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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Yuki Aoyama T'17

BUILDING A COMPANY AT TUCK

Coming to Tuck was an opportunity to focus on my purpose and harness my passion, which has resulted in the founding of a company, Splink. Before coming to Tuck, I started thinking about a way to address neurological diseases. The idea was the result of witnessing my father discover a neurological disease that had gone undiagnosed for entirely too long. This discovery sparked a deep commitment to exploring this gap in the health care service, but it wasn’t until working at the summer internship and engaging with a peer group of aspiring entrepreneurs that I was able to construct and test hypotheses around potential solutions. After nearly a year and a half of experimentation, I am now committed and confident in my ability to address this social issue. I am now determined to ensure people lead better lives through neuroscience technology.

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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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Gissell Castellón T'22

Highlights from my Tuck experience include bonding with my Consortium classmates via ski trips, our end-of-first-year celebrations, and Zoom homework help sessions. The Consortium community is where I met my first Tuckies who became a family far away from home. A major highlight of my experience was the class trips I was fortunate to go on where I got to meet new classmates and befriend people that went on to become my best friends. On these trips I also conquered some of my fears: hiking where bears live, treading water in the sea, and fear of heights in the Alps. When I contracted COVID, I relied on my Tuck community to get me through. It was a dark time, but the bright side of it was letting others help me in my time of need—something that is incredibly hard for me to do and let go of. My classmates were the sweetest—not only checking in on me but also delivering groceries and home cooked meals.

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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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Linda Horner T'20
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I pursued an MBA because I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of business strategy, develop my leadership repertoire, grow my professional network, and have a greater impact on my community. I am passionate about solving global health problems and am fascinated by the role of business in providing out-of-the box, low-cost innovations to meet these problems for example, franchising health or leveraging ubiquitous mobile technology. Reflecting on personal experiences, such as the death of my cousin in Uganda from an undiagnosed disease or the high rate of maternal mortality in my community, instilled in me a yearning to make a difference. I knew that the toolkit and leadership development I would gain from the MBA would help me do just that.

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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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Elena Nikvashvili T'22

Before Tuck, I was not growing in my role, and I wanted to pursue a career path that was fulfilling and better aligned with my values. An MBA was a perfect opportunity to self-reflect, test my leadership capabilities, and identify a new career path.

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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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Jean Rieuthavorn T'22

Tuck is a school that is willing to get to know the applicant—an experience I found unique and encouraging. I felt like an underdog in the MBA application process, so I knew I had to find a place where the community would encourage me to thrive and build my confidence. Starting with the admissions team and the professors, and extending to my peers, they have all encouraged me to flourish.

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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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Julia Rosenbaum T'18

I pursued both an MBA from Tuck and a master’s in public administration (MPA) at the Harvard Kennedy School. With a dual degree, I not only got the policy and the nonprofit perspective that comes with an MPA, but I also gained business and management skills with an MBA. Prior to Tuck, I was happily working in the nonprofit space, but I knew I wanted to go back to school to further develop my leadership skills and feel comfortable taking on more projects and leading teams.

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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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Max Wang T'22

Through one of Tuck’s most popular electives, Communicate with Presence, fifteen Tuckies and I inspired each other with our life stories. The empathy and vulnerability we showed in class quickly bonded us. As part of an assignment, I voluntarily paired with Connor Peasley T’22 to tell him my life story and to hear his. Connor is a West Point graduate and Army veteran who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I was born and raised in China and worked in IT.

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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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Anu Codaty

VP & General Manager, Interventional Pain, Medtronic

As VP of interventional pain at Medtronic, mission-driven leader Anu Codaty T’04 is helping to alleviate patients’ pain, restore health, and extend human life.

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Diane Daych

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Granite Growth Health Partners; Chair, Health care Private Equity Association

After Tuck, Daych worked as “a generalist in the buyout world,” before making the conscious decision to focus on health care during a time when the industry was becoming dramatically more complex.

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Si France

Founder & CEO, WelbeHealth

France began his career at McKinsey as a health care consultant, where his exposure to urgent care centers in Portland, Oregon called to mind a Tuck lecture entitled “Is Your Industry Ready for a Rollup?”

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Enoch Kariuki

CEO, Lengo Therapeutics

Enoch Kariuki’s blend of scientific knowledge and business training is suited to the current moment in biotech, where breakthroughs in the understanding of the human genome and technologies have opened a world of new opportunity.

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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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Phong Nguyen

Executive Vice President and General Manager for Solutions and Growth, Accolade, Inc.

Phong Nguyen made the leap to health care with Accolade, a provider of personalized health and benefits solutions to employees and their families

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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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E. Selemon Asfaw

Chief Financial Officer, OptumHealth Care Solutions and Health Services

 E. Selemon Asfaw’s interest in health care came later, awakened during a summer internship at Goldman Sachs and sharpened the next year in a Tuck elective.

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Cem Sibay

Vice President, Amazon

How Tuck and Amazon prepared Cem Sibay T’05 to embrace change and navigate disruption.

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Julie Skaff

Chief Operating Officer, Viz.ai

Julie Skaff’s health care career has provided her the opportunity to make meaningful change, and fostered a deep appreciation for the type of wise leadership the industry needs.

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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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Jonathan TranPham

Founder & CEO, reflect

Jonathan TranPham T’10, founder & CEO of reflect, wants to improve lives by making it easier to access quality mental health resources.

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Laura Ward

consultant, McLean Hospital

Armed with an MBA and an MPH, Laura Ward T’89 is building a more informed health care model for individuals with histories of trauma and abuse.

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Nicole Xu

COO, ZOE

To succeed in operations, says ZOE COO Nicole Xu T’11, you need the short-term vision to run the business day-to-day, but you also need to be able to think three to five years ahead to build for the future. 

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