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 use the Kelley Physician MBA to positively disrupt healthcare and improve life for patients.

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Meet other physician visionaries.

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 increase patient traffic by 34% without adding staff or resources. Today, she is the CMO at Eskenazi Health Center in Indianapolis and vice president of the Eskenazi Medical Group.

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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 boot camp for surgery residents.

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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 approximately $100,000 by reducing errors at Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs. She is now vice president of medical services.

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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.

Why we're different.

Return on Investment

Whether you enroll in the Physician MBA to become CMO, alleviate burnout or impact more patients than your own, your return on investment is immediate. Physicians apply hands-on class projects to improve challenges within their organizations, and they capitalize on career coaching to earn new leadership positions before they even graduate.

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Time Commitment

As a busy physician, your time is precious. We understand your demanding schedule and have designed this physician-only MBA program with you in mind. Our high-quality business curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format that allows you flexibility in learning. Monthly weekend class sessions are paired with online learning to bring a healthcare-focused business education to your fingertips.

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Kelley faculty teaching Physician MBA course.

Expert Faculty

Kelley School faculty members become your partners in business education. Global thought leaders in the art and science of management, our award-winning instructors bring critical healthcare perspective to the classroom. By combining their experience with yours, our professors update the curriculum to match the most relevant business issues in healthcare.

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Find your voice in healthcare policy.

We teach healthcare policy by taking you to Washington, D.C. to make connections and experience firsthand the medical voice in our nation’s capital. This location-based immersion study is unique to the Kelley Physician MBA and empowers you to take leadership roles in the implementation of state and federal healthcare policy.

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