Physician MBA

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The MBA for Physician Innovators

Join a physician-led revolution. U.S. healthcare is broken. The system generates unneeded waste and inefficiency. Only physician leaders – like Tom Gardner, MD, MBA’17 – who understand the business of medicine can fix it. At the Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Dr. Gardner used the Kelley Physician MBA to reduce cystoscopy procedure times by 71% and save his urology clinic up to $10 million a year.

Learn how to apply evidence-based management to evidence-based medicine with like-minded physicians from different states and specialties. Like Dr. Gardner, you can positively disrupt healthcare and improve life for patients with the Kelley Physician MBA.

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Meet other physician visionaries.

Pediatrician Autumn Orser, MD, MBA’19

Improving Clinical Processes

Pediatrician Autumn Orser, MD, MBA’19, used a class project to overhaul immunization documentation and save $100,000 through error reduction at Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs. She is now vice president of medical services.

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Trauma surgeon Brian Brewer, MD, MBA’19

Inspiring Care Team Communication

Medical director and trauma surgeon Brian Brewer, MD, MBA’19 launched the “Safe Handoff Initiative” to improve communication between patient care teams in the ICU. He also inaugurated a leadership bootcamp for surgery residents.

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Chief medical officer for Eskenazi Health Center and vice president of Eskenazi Medical Group, Saura Fortin Erazo, MD, MBA’18

Expanding Patient Access

Family medicine physician Saura Fortin Erazo, MD, MBA’18, used the Kelley Physician MBA to improve efficiency in her clinic, resulting in a 34% increase in patient traffic. Today, she is the CMO at Eskenazi Health Center in Indianapolis and vice president of the Eskenazi Medical Group.

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Attend a webinar or info session.

Learn more about the Kelley Physician MBA and the issues at the intersection of medicine and business that affect physician leadership. Participate in a physician-focused webinar or attend a virtual information session. You’ll hear from alumni, renowned Kelley professors and other industry experts.

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Why we're different.

Physician MBA student studying.

Unique Curriculum

Our healthcare-specific courses are designed at the intersection of business and medicine, not only teaching you how the industry operates now, but how it should operate. This curriculum provides you with the business knowledge you’ll need to lead the healthcare industry into the future.

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Kelley faculty teaching Physician MBA course.

Experienced Faculty

Faculty members in this program are thought leaders at the intersection of business and medicine. Award-winning instructors, consultants, and publishers of innovative research, our professors’ expertise in the current business issues affecting healthcare brings a unique perspective to this program. They also have a personal stake in your success and will be your partners in learning the language of business.

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A physician in a white coat views a tablet screen.

Ultimate Flexibility

Your time is valuable, and your interests are specific. The Kelley Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program is designed to fit your schedule by delivering healthcare-focused business content in formats that meet a busy physician’s needs. As pioneers of online learning, Kelley professors know how to deliver the most effective content in the least amount of time.

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Kelley Physician MBA alumnus Dr. Mike Fletcher standing outside a building.

These classes had direct relevance to the world of medicine in which I live every day. My ability to lead other physicians in the interests of better patient care—and for long-term viability of our hospital’s mission—has been significantly enhanced with this degree.

Mike Fletcher, MD, MBA'15, CMO and internist