Current Students

 Class of 2019:

“I decided to pursue a joint M.D./M.B.A. degree in order to learn the managerial and operational skills to become a highly competent physician leader. I am interested in health-care systems and health-care delivery with particular attention to underserved populations. Our health-care system is complex and constantly evolving and I believe a joint degree will equip me with the necessary knowledge and skill set to create effective change.”

~Nayrana Griffith, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“I plan to pursue a career in clinical medicine, healthcare delivery reform, and system management. In the U.S., healthcare delivery is ineffective. I strive to change that reality—to advance access to vulnerable populations, to improve outcomes and to create a sustainable financial model. For reform to be realized, pioneers must be at the frontline. An MBA is the practical application of my interest in improving healthcare delivery; in conjunction with my medical degree, it will position me to close the gap between delivery research and clinical practice. Moreover, the dual-degree will equip me with broader leadership, management and communication skills, positioning me to be a more effective team member and a greater force in improving healthcare.”

~Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“I chose to complete the MD MBA program because I wanted an education that would give me tools to address clinical and non-clinical problems in healthcare. Specifically, the MD MBA has helped me to think critically about my future career options in medicine and where I will be able to make the greatest impact. As a pediatrician, the skills I am learning in this program will help me to take both a clinical and a business approach toward achieving in my goal of improving the health of our children today to lessen the total burden of disease of adults in the future.”

~Caitlin Hopeman, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“Healthcare has a lot of problems, and there will be a unique role for those who both understand the concerns of providers and patients, and the managerial skills needed to create a sustainable high-quality enterprise. My eyes are set on the future of healthcare and science, and I intend to be a part of ushering in improvements to make healthcare work better for both providers and patients.”

~Andrew Park, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“The healthcare ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex. By learning to speak the languages of both medicine and business, I am able to interact with, and contribute more holistically to, the health system I am a participant in.”

~Tolulope Kehinde, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“In this program, I have joined an incredible community of passionate peers, physician leaders and industry experts who expand my understanding of what it means to be an effective leader and change-maker within healthcare. I am challenged not only to consider the structural and operational challenges inherent in today’s healthcare system but also to develop solutions.”

~Ana Rodriguez-Villa, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019

“The MD-MBA program at Dartmouth is a special opportunity to prepare future leaders to tackle the toughest problems in healthcare. The faculty experts serve as fantastic mentors and a team of passionate colleagues work together to make sense of a complex medical system and promote innovative solutions to shape the future of healthcare.”

~Silas Wong, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2019


Class of 2020:

~Ijele Adimora, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

“The MBA is valuable because it gives me a new perspective and a new skillset to address many of the problems we encounter in medicine. How do provide greater access to care? How do we ensure that patients get the best care possible? How do we find new cures and new treatments to diseases we don’t understand? There are many ways to answer these questions, and the training we get at Tuck gives us the tools with which to attack these problems in new and innovative ways.”

~Drew Blake, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

~Jessica Charles, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

“I’ve always been interested in understanding just how health care works – not just in the delivery space, but in the operations, strategy, financial, and accounting space as well. I knew that with an MD/MBA from Geisel/Tuck, I could gain that insight into the health care space I wanted to. It’s only been a year into the program but I’m learning all of that and much more!”

~Ahra Cho, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

“In order to become a future physician leader it is paramount to acquire core clinical knowledge and to understand management/business side of the healthcare. At the medical school we learn how to become great physicians while at Tuck we learn how to approach and work through challenges that may arise. I am looking forward to have an opportunity to use both sets of skills for the betterment of my patients.”

~Petar Golijanin, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

“My interest in pursuing an MBA during medical stems from my work as an Epic Project Manager/Consultant both before and during medical school. I plan to build on my work experience with an MBA general management toolkit that will help me diagnose and address the business issues healthcare faces, as there will be a constant need to redefine healthcare delivery. My experience at Tuck has exposed me to new opportunities and aspects of healthcare that I have not yet considered, giving me a broader perspective to the business of medicine. Speaking with alumni of the program has been particularly reassuring in that each alum has seemed to pave their own way within their specialty or business niche. I hope to create my own path within health IT in order to bring us closer to utilizing technology and health data effectively to provide quality, efficient care.”

~David Leander, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020

~Josh Ramos, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2020


Class of 2021:

~Kathy Cazares, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021

~Louisa Chen, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021

“Healthcare relentlessly becomes more complex, with more data, more providers, and more technology. My goal is to learn ways to make the healthcare system work better for both providers and patients. An MBA from Tuck will prepare me and my classmates to find solutions to these problems and implement them wherever we practice.”

~Diana Funk, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021

~Jack Kornfeld, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021

~Travis McCain, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021

“I am pursuing the MD-MBA to develop the skills necessary to not only deliver the highest quality of care to my future patients but also create innovations that have a broader impact to the healthcare system as a whole.”

~Dave Praharaj, MD-MBA Candidate, class of 2021