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Current Students


Class of 2020:

“My interest in the MD-MBA stems from a desire to identify private sector opportunities that address healthcare affordability in the US and in the developing world, with a concentration in sub-Saharan Africa. I am particularly interested in how access to capital and healthcare investing can address resource deprivation and cost, and plan to use my time in business school to explore impact investing and healthcare ventures in emerging markets. Finding multidisciplinary ways to tackle some of the most complex challenges of healthcare is the most valuable skillset I can acquire from the dual degree.”

~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 2019 (T) /2020 (M)

“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 (T) / 2021 (M)

“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:

“The leaders of tomorrow in healthcare will combine the patient-centered thinking of most healthcare providers with the economic and financial prowess of management staff to create practical solutions to complex problems. Obtaining an MD-MBA is imperative to my career in medicine because it will allow me to learn hard skills in business while gaining knowledge into healthcare’s complex operating model.”

~Ikechukwu Amakiri, Candidate, class of 2021

~Kinan Bachour, Candidate, 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

“I am pursuing the MD-MBA degree for three reasons: data, team, and leadership. On data: Healthcare is and always will be swamped with complex information. I want to gain quantitative skills to derive meaning from data to ultimately make better clinical decisions. On team: Healthcare is delivered by teams of diverse individuals from wide-ranging personal, cultural, and professional backgrounds. I want to learn relevant people skills to maximize the effectiveness of teamwork. On leadership: Healthcare is a wonderful field spearheaded by leaders from all levels. I want to develop leadership skills ranging from self-awareness to group-motivation to better serve my colleagues and my future patients.”

~Rui Zhang, Candidate, class of 2021

Class of 2022:

~Sruthi Buddai Candidate, class of 2022

“Before starting at Geisel, I worked as a Data Analyst at a health tech start-up in San Francisco, Grand Rounds, which aims to expand access to expert medical care. In that role, my interest in pursuing the dual MD-MBA crystalized, as I realized the unique value in being adept in both the operational and clinical sides of medicine. I think it is important to understand individual patient problems within a larger context, so am turning to the MBA program as a mechanism to broaden my scope. I look forward to applying the principles I learn at Tuck to enhance the way care is delivered in our health systems over the course of my career.”

~Nina Fleischer Candidate, class of 2022

“Delivering the best healthcare possible to the most amount of people requires more than clinical knowledge and I’m pursuing the MD/MBA to make meaningful impact in healthcare.”

~Arunsrinivasan Ponshunmugam Candidate, class of 2022

~Seo So Song Candidate, class of 2022