Meet Our Students

Robert McLafferty, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Robert McLafferty

As the chief of surgery at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Dr. Robert McLafferty represents the very best in physician leadership. Since graduating from the  M.B.A. in 2017, he has continued to use his experiences and education from the program to help him develop into an exceptional physician executive. We recently caught up with Dr. McLafferty to learn more about his experiences in the program and his advice for future physicians exploring this degree.  Read more.

Josh Gustafson, M.B.A.

Josh Gustafson

We recently connected with M.B.A. graduate Josh Gustafson to learn more about his experience in the program. He shared with us how his experiences in the program helped to advance his career after graduation and prepare him for advanced leadership roles within the healthcare industry.  Josh truly embodies the characteristics that we look for in our M.B.A. graduates and is a prime example of someone using their degree to make positive changes in healthcare.   Read more.

Laura Riddell, M.S.

Laura Riddell

Laura Riddell, a recent graduate of both the Graduate Certificate and M.S.  in healthcare management programs, is a shining example of the personal transition that is possible when you complete a graduate degree in healthcare management. She recently shared her educational story with us and explained why she decided to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare management and how it has changed her life.  Read more.

Alex Krach, M.S.

Alex Krach

Alex Krach, a recent graduate of both the Graduate Certificate and M.S. in healthcare management programs, recently shared with us his educational experience.  As a bedside healthcare provider, Alex shared what spurred his decision to start the certificate program. Read more.