Regional medical professionals complete UB Health Care Management program

Back row, from left: Al-Ibrahim, Salerno, Fadel, Anand. Front row: Sundquist, Pranikoff, Janicke. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi.)

Release Date: November 18, 2016

“More and more health care professionals recognize the value of strong business skills in reducing costs, leading effective organizations and improving patient outcomes.”
Paul Tesluk, Dean and Professor
University at Buffalo School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Seven medical professionals are now armed with the skills to improve the patient experience and the value of care their organizations deliver as graduates of the Executive Development in Health Care Management certificate program at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The following individuals received their certificates during a ceremony on Nov. 18 at the UB Downtown Gateway Building:

  • Omar Al-Ibrahim, MD, chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
  • Edwin Anand, MD, clinical fellow, Biomedical Informatics Department, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Judith Fadel, resource manager, Department of Medicine, Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC)
  • David Janicke, MD, medical director, Emergency Department, BGMC
  • Kevin Pranikoff, MD, clinical director of urology, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)
  • Kilian Salerno, MD, associate professor of oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Janet Sundquist, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, UBMD

In the four-part Executive Development in Health Care Management certificate program, physicians and other clinicians hone their business and leadership skills to make sound financial decisions, effectively manage their teams and ultimately improve patient care within their organization.

In a series of biweekly half- or full-day sessions, participants discuss health care trends, economics and policies, and learn about budgeting and accounting, operations management, negotiation techniques and innovative models of health care delivery. In addition, they identify their strengths and weaknesses and enhance their leadership skills, leaving them better equipped to motivate their teams and manage change within their organizations.

“More and more health care professionals recognize the value of strong business skills in reducing costs, leading effective organizations and improving patient outcomes,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. “With the skills and knowledge the graduates have acquired through this program, they can have an immediate impact on their organizations and the population they serve. Congratulations to these impressive individuals on their accomplishment.”

The certificate program is part of a robust and growing portfolio of health care management offerings from the UB School of Management. Other school initiatives include an Accelerated MBA for Residents and Fellows program, a health care management concentration for MBA students, customized corporate programs in health care, and several dual-degree programs in which students simultaneously earn an MBA and a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, public health or audiology.

The next session of the Executive Development in Health Care certificate program begins in May. For more information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/exechealth or contact the School of Management’s Center for Executive Development at 716-645-3200 or mgt-ced@buffalo.edu

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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