Lawrence J. Zielinski

Executive in Residence, Health Care Adminstration

Education

MBA, School of Management, University at Buffalo, Concentrations in Finance and Marketing
BA, University at Buffalo – Sociology

Harvard Business School, Program for Management Development

Background

With the health care industry facing unprecedented challenges in quality, cost, efficiency and access, the School of Management is training future leaders with a robust and growing portfolio of programs and partnerships in health care management. Larry Zielinski brings 35 years of industry experience, including terms as president of two health care organizations, to his role steering this effort as executive in residence for health care administration.

His expertise covers the entire health care delivery system, including acute, ancillary and post-acute care in both adult and pediatric settings. He also has extensive experience working with physicians on collaborative strategies to build their practices, both in private and academic settings.

Prior to his career in health care, Zielinski was a successful banking executive at Goldome, an $11 billion regional institution serving New York and Florida. His banking and finance background are a unique complement in today’s challenging world of health care economics.

In his role as executive in residence for health care administration, Zielinski:

  • Collaborates with the Career Resource Center to strengthen and establish relationships with health care organizations to provide job, internship and experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Works closely with health care executives — many of whom are UB alumni — on the development of the health care management program through the school’s Health Care Advisory Panel.
  • Coordinates with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad on health care-related case competitions sponsored by regional companies.
  • Represents the school on several interdisciplinary projects at UB and in the community, including UB’s Center for Successful Aging and the African-American Health Disparities task force.
  • Organizes panel discussions to build the school’s reputation as a place for intelligent discussion on health care management issues.
  • Lends industry expertise to help develop electives for the MBA health care management concentration in health care analytics, economics, finance, law, policy and operations.

Teaching

  • Business of Health Care
  • Health Care Innovation
  • New Models in Health Care Delivery

Professional Affiliations

  • Former trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation and a member of the Finance and Gift Stewardship committees
  • Past president of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association
  • Past president of the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association
  • Original member of the New York State Action Coalition Steering Committee on the Future of Nursing
  • Former board member for Upstate New York Transplant Services.
  • Chair of the finance committee for Annunciation Church, Elma, N.Y.

In addition to his role at the School of Management, Zielinski runs a health care consulting practice.