Kevin Schulman

Director, MMCi Program

“I love the MMCi degree. It has a great blend of business, technology and innovation, all in the context of the complexity of the health care delivery system. Students who have graduated from this program have gone on to great success. There is no question that this is the right program at the right time for the transformation of the health sector.”

Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA, is a professor of medicine and the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. He is a visiting professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. He holds several leadership appointments at Duke. He is an associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute in the School of Medicine, the country’s largest academic clinical research organization. In Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, he served for more than a decade as the director of the Health Sector Management program, the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics degree program, and the Center for the Study of Health Management. His other university affiliations include the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine; the Duke Translational Medicine Institute; and the Duke Global Health Institute.

At Fuqua, Dr. Schulman oversaw the growth of what has become the country’s largest health sector management program at any top business school. He oversaw the development of the HSM certificate program across the school’s MBA degrees and conceptualized and established the novel MMCi program. He is the founding president of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs. He regularly teaches courses in health care innovation, biotechnology (including for the FDA Commissioner’s Fellows Program), health policy, and health IT strategy.

Dr. Schulman is a distinguished researcher who has received more than $48 million in research grants. His research interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy, health services research, and health economics. At DCRI, Dr. Schulman has led the development of one of the country’s largest Medicare data research organizations, where claims data are linked with clinical data to assess policy, technology and practice issues.

Dr. Schulman has published nearly 400 articles and book chapters; his peer-reviewed papers have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a senior associate editor of Health Services Research (the top journal in the field) and a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Journal of Medicine and the American Heart Journal.

A recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Schulman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a voting member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee. He has served as session chair and panelist at dozens of medical and health care conferences. Dr. Schulman has also served on numerous grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other bodies. He is a member of the advisory board for the Centre for Healthcare Policy and Management at the China Europe International Business School. In 2010-2011, he was a mentor for the Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice. He is the founding president of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs.

Dr. Schulman received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and his MBA, with a concentration in health care management, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in internal medicine.