DJ Lakkireddy, MD, MBA’22, is an experienced cardiologist and physician executive. But after completing the Physician MBA Program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Dr. Lakkireddy says he views healthcare differently.
Doctors who enroll in the Physician MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business are each managing incredibly busy clinical, administrative, research and personal schedules. Chris Strachan, MD, MBA’22, is no exception.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, Pat Purcell, MD, MBA’18, was just a few months into a new role, managing care for children with special needs. There was no structure in place to suddenly provide distanced care for 11 clinics throughout the state. “Everything I learned from the Physician MBA kicked in.”
“The Physician MBA teaches you what you don’t learn during medical school. It adds dimension to your decision-making by expanding your understanding of what needs to be considered to arrive at a good decision.”
When two major Indiana health systems decided to team up to form a joint venture addressing population health needs, they selected Lori Sieboldt, MD, MBA’21, to lead its medical operations. Dr. Sieboldt shares how she leaned on change management and leadership skills gained during the Physician MBA Program.
“What we’re doing to honor Sarah is, hopefully, going to translate to better care for other patients. If I walk into a room knowing that I’m equipped with the tools and knowledge to make patient care better, it’ll all be worth it.”
Physicians are often the first to notice a problem in healthcare organizations, but they don’t always feel equipped to solve it. Francis Balucan, MD, MBA’16, used what he learned in the Physician MBA Program to lead change.