INDIANAPOLIS -- Kelley School of Business Dean Idalene “Idie” Kesner and Associate Dean Philip T. Powell have named Christopher O.L.H. Porter faculty chair of the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program beginning June 1, 2018.
Porter succeeds Anthony D. Cox, who steps down at the end of May from the position he first assumed in 2013.
“Tony transformed a new Kelley School venture at IUPUI into the nation’s best physician-only MBA program, and today we’re helping physicians navigate the changing world of healthcare,” said Powell.
“Over the past five years, Tony shepherded over 200 physician leaders to their MBAs, maintaining a laser focus on the quality of the student experience. Generous gifts to the program from each graduating class and high demand for additional courses from alums are testament to his success.
“Under Tony’s leadership, Kelley Physician MBA students were immersed in global experiences in India, Germany, Italy, Cuba, and the Czech Republic, allowing physicians to learn more about healthcare in each country. Physician MBAs also traveled to Washington, DC, to learn about healthcare regulation and policies affecting them on a daily basis. Additionally, the school now offers customized programs beyond the MBA for local organizations and companies, all thanks to Tony’s leadership. We thank him for his service and wish him well as he returns to full-time scholarly research.”
"The success of the Kelley Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program has been the product of a true team effort of our outstanding faculty, staff and physician MBA scholars,” said Cox. “Under Christopher's leadership, I am confident the program will continue to rise to new heights, producing a new generation of physician leaders who will transform the American healthcare system for the benefit of patients and society."