BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the debate over health care reform
continues, the region’s top health care leaders will share
their insights during a panel discussion hosted by the University
at Buffalo School of Management on April 24 on the Buffalo Niagara
“After the Affordable Care Act: A Nonpartisan Conversation
on the Future of Health Care” will tackle the wide-reaching
impact the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act —
often referred to as Obamacare — could have on patients,
medical professionals, employers and taxpayers.
Larry Zielinski, executive in residence for health care
administration in the UB School of Management, will moderate the
event, which will be held at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research
Institute, 700 Ellicott St. in Buffalo. Zielinski previously spent
25 years in the industry, including terms as president of two
health care organizations.
The inaugural event in the UB School of Management’s
Business and Society series, the panel discussion will feature the
- Michael W. Cropp, MD, EMBA ’03, president and CEO,
Independent Health. A board-certified physician with more than 25
years’ experience in medicine, Cropp leads Independent Health
as it delivers products and services that improve the health of
almost 375,000 customers and is consistently recognized nationally
for excellence in quality, service and innovation.
- Michael J. Edbauer, DO, president and CEO, Catholic Medical
Partners (CMP), and chief clinical officer, Catholic Health. At
CMP, Edbauer oversees a network of more than 1,000 physicians and
five institutional member hospitals. In addition, he is responsible
for system-wide care management and furthering the integration
between Catholic Health and CMP.
- David P. Hughes, MD, executive vice president and chief medical
officer, Kaleida Health. An accomplished physician, business owner,
entrepreneur and engineer, Hughes focuses on physician relations,
business development and clinical strategies for Kaleida, the
region’s largest health care provider.
- Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health
policy and clinical professor in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences. A nationally recognized authority on
medicine and outspoken advocate for the uninsured and affordable
health coverage, Nielsen advises UB leadership, faculty and staff
on health care reform to prepare them to lead the transformation of
health care delivery in Western New York.
The panel discussion is part of the UB School of
Management’s growing portfolio of health care management
programs, partnerships and events. The school also offers dual and
collaborative programs that combine an MBA with another graduate
degree in several health-related fields, an Accelerated MBA for
Medical Residents and Fellows program, an MBA health care
management concentration and a variety of non-credit-bearing
programs. To read more, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/healthcare.
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast,
followed by the panel discussion from 8-9:30 a.m. Register by April
20 at mgt.buffalo.edu/healthcarepanel17.
For more information, contact Larry Zielinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
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& World Report for the quality of its programs and the return
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