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Meet Our Alumni

We’ll teach you a new way to think. At Simon Business School, you will develop the analytical skills needed for a career of smart, economics-based problem solving. Our hands-on approach to learning, combined with rigorous study of the core principles that guide successful business, will put you among some of the most successful thought and business leaders in the world. Our network of alumni, faculty, friends, and supporters is aspired to by business schools worldwide. Become part of the Simon family and apply today.

Here are just a few examples of our alumni who are making their mark in the business world.

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“Although I had my MBA and quite a bit of health care experience, I knew the Simon MS program would offer an in-depth business perspective and new insights to the industry’s unique economic environment.”

Fred Borrelli

Part-Time MBA, Class of 1994
Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2007
Chief Operating Officer
Yale Medical Group

 

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“I enrolled in the Medical Management program because I realized what I didn’t know about the business side of medicine was holding me back—both in terms of taking care of patients and keeping up with regulatory changes in health care.”

Elizabeth Bostock MD, PhD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2014
Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Physician Advisor
Rochester Regional Health System
Lead Physician
Rochester General Medical Group

 

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“I chose the Medical Management program because I wanted to develop my managerial knowledge and be better able to ‘see the big picture’ in order to make things happen for my patients and co-workers.”

S. Jason Crellin DO

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2017

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow,
Strong Memorial/Golisano Children’s Hospital,
University of Rochester Medical Center

 

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“I attribute much of my professional success to my education at Simon. The opportunity to work in a team setting with different disciplines and collaborate toward one goal has played a huge part in my work in the Emergency Department. We have a lot of obstacles to overcome, but we’re doing that collaboratively and across disciplines, and that approach was fully explored at Simon.”

Melissa Derleth, RN

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2011
Associate Director of Nursing for the Department of Emergency Medicine, 
Strong Memorial Hospital

Paula Fessler

“I wanted to broaden my professional horizons and have more opportunities. The program at Simon deepened my business perspective and gave me the tools to continue to expand my career. I learned more about business operations and the language that goes along with it.”

Paula A. Fessler, RN, FNP

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2014
Vice President, Emergency Medicine Service Line
North Shore LIJ Health System
 

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“Halfway through the program my husband and I decided to start our own practice. The skills I gained in finance, marketing, and operations were a lifesaver. Going through the program was probably one of the best decisions I have made given what was happening professionally for us. I wouldn’t change that decision for the world.”

Megan Glaspie, AuD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2012
Audiologist and Co-owner, Finger Lakes Hearing Center, Geneva and Canandaigua, NY

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“I went into the program looking for a toolbox to solve everyday problems in the medical field and that’s exactly what I got. The professors were always available and they gave me the feeling that’s the mantra at the Simon Business School. They even offered to help if they weren’t my professors, so I felt nurtured coming into the program. I had such a great experience. Anyone who wants to be a leader in health care should think about it.” 

Ryan Jones

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2009
Part-Time MBA, Class of 2012
Clinical Analyst, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center
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“I gained the critical business skills necessary to analyze and refine current systems in the health care setting with the goal of improved patient care and faculty practice plans for physicians. Earning my Medical Management Master’s was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Matt Jonovich, MD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2011
Cardiology Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center

Jamie Kerr

“After going through medical school, I still didn’t have a fundamental base of business knowledge. The Simon curriculum is customized for the health care environment – the marketing and accounting modules, for example, were built to be understood in the field. And every week, I brought some learning back from the program that I could use on the job.”

Jamie Kerr, MD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2007
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Utilization Management, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

 

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“The program had many different levels of impact. Not only the ability to continue to learn how to network with people, but also all of the business skills that go with it. You learn to deal with operations, how to improve processes, project management, and all types of business skills. The teamwork aspect is a big plus.”

Anna Lambert, RN

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2007
Associate Director of Cardiovascular Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital

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“More than ever before, health care practices need to pay special attention to operations, finance, and competitive strategy. It’s not enough to assume that an experienced clinician will naturally evolve into a respected businessperson. We cannot continue to practice ‘business as usual’ in health care.”

Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2012
Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine,
University of Rochester Medical Center

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“If you want to move your career forward, you are probably going to need a master’s degree—and out of all the master’s that are out there, nothing rings louder than a Simon Business School degree.”

Daniel Parr

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2010
Program Administrator, Strong Health Geriatrics
Highland Hospital

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“The Medical Management program helps you build leadership and management skills and develop a useful business vocabulary. More importantly, that learning happens in a supportive environment and offers tools you can apply in your day-to-day job.”

Erin Shope DMD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2014
Pediatric Dentist, Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry
University of Rochester Medical Center

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“This program is best for those who have reached the pinnacle of what they can do with their current skill set and background education. It’s perfect for those who are willing to do something different, and are looking for the next step in their career. The program will introduce you to new people and possibilities you can pursue.”

Andrew Smith

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2012
Transitional Care Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, 
University of Rochester Medical Center

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“I was interested in business and wanted to go back to school. I had been promoted to manager of a pharmacy program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, so I figured getting a master’s degree in medical management would help me do my job even better.”

Allison Trawinski

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2013
Specialty Pharmacy Program Manager & PGY-1 Community Pharmacy 
Residency Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, University of Rochester Medical Center

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“What I didn’t know about the business side of medicine did not allow me to improve or even suggest improvements in my practice. The Simon program in medical management provided me with knowledge of operations, accounting, and economics as they pertain to medicine. That knowledge will allow me to improve my own practice, and eventually improve institutional practices as well.”

Paul van der Sloot, MD, FRCS(C), ’87E

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology (SMD),
University of Rochester Medical Center

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“With a background in the science research field, I wanted to combine the knowledge of science with real world needs and medical demands. The Simon education prepared me to understand the common language of business as well as have a broad view or forecast of medical needs.”

Yi (Stanley) Zhang, PhD

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2011
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, 
University of Rochester Medical Center

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“As a professional I have grown quite a bit; in the confidence I have gained personally, and from the academic instruction at the Simon Business School. I believe it enabled me to come into my current position and be much more prepared for what is expected out of a hospital administrator in a laboratory today.”

Rosemary Ziemba-Ball

Part-Time MS, Medical Management Program, Class of 2007
Part-Time MBA, Class of 2009
Administrative Director for Clinical and Laboratory Services

 

 
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