Alumni Opportunities


Reconnect with your cohort, other alums and current students. Alumni are invited to a biannual lecture series held every October and April as well as an alumni residency each fall. Plus, alums can reconnect with other physicians during the alumni holiday networking session and graduation events.

Alumni Outcomes

Alumni of the Physician MBA Program are creating systemic changes in healthcare and leading their organizations in new ways. Whether it’s finding new ways to analyze data and improve processes or advocating for changes in healthcare policy, our alumni are putting MBA theory into practice every day around the country.

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Support Throughout Your Career

Once you earn the Kelley Physician MBA degree, you gain lifelong access to networking events, alumni courses and trips, career support and expert faculty and business leaders. See below for the variety of ways this program supports you for the rest of your professional career.

When I enrolled in this MBA, I was located in a rural area, so I wanted to meet other like-minded physicians and have interaction with peers who want to create change beyond direct patient care. Through networking at Kelley, I gained many contacts I still use in my role today.

Holly Robinson, MD, MBA’18, Pediatrician, Senior Medical Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company

Alumni Courses and Residency

Alumni Courses

Kelley Physician MBA students stand in front of the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital in Rome, Italy.

Each year, the Kelley School offers four stand-alone courses for alumni of our Physician MBA and executive education programs. These courses include our Global Healthcare Experience course (an international trip for physician MBAs only), our Healthcare Policy Experience that includes an immersive trip to Washington, D.C., a Lean Six Sigma process improvement summer course and a healthcare finance course. Contact to sign up for an alumni course.

Alumni Residency

Physician MBA Alumni in Residency Session

Alumni can return to the classroom with an annual alumni residency weekend in Indianapolis. The Physician MBA Program hosts alumni in this popular opportunity to expand and reengage with their peer network; update their knowledge of the most pressing healthcare issues from program faculty and brush up on the latest healthcare policy, finance and strategy, among other topics. During this residency weekend, alumni also hear from a major national speaker as part of the Executive Leadership Series. Contact to attend an alumni residency weekend.

Continue your education globally.

As an alum of the Physician MBA Program, you can participate in a study trip to healthcare destinations around the globe. It's one of the many ways you never stop learning as a Kelley.

Hear from Kelley Physician MBAs during a Global Healthcare Experience alumni trip to Italy.

Stay Connected

Keep up with the Kelley Physician MBA Program after you graduate by following us online and at medical conferences. We’re here to support you now and in the future.

Join us on our LinkedIn page to stay updated on your fellow alumni, the latest industry developments and new offerings within the program.

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Our e-newsletter is delivered every quarter and provides the latest information on alumni offerings in Indianapolis, updates from your classmates and topical information for physician MBAs.

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Please let us know if you are headed to a medical conference. Each year, the Physician MBA Program exhibits at many conferences around the nation, and we’d like to partner with you. We can provide materials for your upcoming presentation. You may also have the opportunity to present alongside one of our faculty members, or join us in our booth to answer questions from prospective students. Email us at with your conference plans.

If you need a transcript for verifying CME credits, please email us at with your request.

Bring executive education to your organization.

As our alumni earn leadership roles and begin managing other physicians and applying their MBA, many see value in having their peers and colleagues gain greater business acumen. Physician Executive Education programs through the Kelley School of Business offer the opportunity to create fully customizable sessions designed to target your organization’s specific challenges. Using foundational knowledge from our MBA curriculum, executive education programming equips your team members to create their own solutions. These bite-sized learning modules also provide students with a first step toward earning a Physician MBA, should they decide to pursue the full degree.

Learn more about how we can create a customized program for your organization by contacting Susannah Eastwick, program director, at or 317-278-0323.

Alumni Board

The Kelley Physician MBA Alumni Board is composed of three graduates from each cohort. This board selects alumni events, drives the strategic direction of program, offers mentorship to other alumni, oversees the class gift initiative, and advises faculty on pressing healthcare issues relevant to coursework.

Alumni Board Chair

portrait of Aaron Hattaway

Aaron Hattaway, MD, MBA’20 | Radiologist at Radiology Partners (Fla.)

Hart-Mathis Alumni Leadership Coaching

During their time in the Physician MBA Program, alumni Kevin Hart, MD, MBA’19, and Chad Mathis, MD, MBA’19, recognized career coaching as a key to navigating the transition from clinician to administrator and to addressing concerns in the current work environment. Together, they funded the Hart-Mathis Alumni Coaching Program to provide leadership and career-coaching resources for Physician MBA alumni throughout their professional trajectories.

How it Works

The two types of coaching vary in duration:

  • Leadership coaching lasts 4-6 weeks
  • Career coaching lasts 2-6 weeks

Email to request an application for the Hart-Mathis Alumni Leadership Coaching Program. Your application will include:

  • Formal application
  • A 500-word essay that describes why you seek coaching and what you hope to gain from receiving it
  • Commitment agreement

Once your application is approved, you will receive a coaching assignment and instructions on how to proceed. Email for more information or to apply for the Hart-Mathis Alumni Leadership Coaching Program.

Anthony D. Cox Leadership and Impact Award

Physician MBA alumni who demonstrate outstanding leadership and impact in driving effective changes in the healthcare industry may be recognized with the Anthony D. Cox Leadership and Impact Award. This honor supports the program’s mission to promote change and drive innovation in healthcare by developing physician leaders.

Recipients of this prestigious award are at least five years post-enrollment, nominated by faculty and alumni and selected by the alumni advisory board. Anthony D. Cox Leadership Award winners show leadership initiative, outstanding career progression and extraordinary achievements.

The award is named in honor of Anthony D. Cox, emeritus professor of marketing and emeritus faculty chair of the Business of Medicine Program (2013-2018), whose leadership and vision shaped the direction and growth of the program.

Award recipients include:

  • Virginia Dolan, MD, MBA’15, leveraged her MBA in her role as population health director for Memorial Health Systems to revolutionize the treatment of behavioral and mental diseases, created processes for increasing screenings, created multiple protocols for effective treatment of chronic diseases and led more than a dozen process improvement projects across the system that resulted in increased physician satisfaction and patient outcomes.
  • Camie Wright, MD, MBA’16, in her role as the Market Medical Director for Indiana at CareSource, led clinical initiatives to ensure vulnerable populations receive high-quality health care efficiently and economically while also helping to develop CareSource’s Indiana Reentry Program, which helps ex-offenders transition from prison back to society successfully through health care, substance abuse treatment, employment and education counseling, and stable housing.
  • Rocky Singh, MD, MBA'15, is recognized for embodying the mission of this program to change healthcare through physician leadership. Through his continued journey as a physician leader, Dr. Singh has accepted a number of new roles, currently serving as chief medical officer for the Indiana University Health Indianapolis Suburban Region, leading IU Health North, West, Saxony and Tipton hospitals. Dr. Singh also serves as a tireless advocate for other physicians, regularly mentoring and pushing other physicians to grow as leaders.
  • Tom Ciulla, MD, MBA’15, is an ophthalmologist and the chief development officer for Viridian Therapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing new treatments for patients who are underserved by current therapies. Prior to his executive career, Dr. Ciulla co-directed the retina service and ocular angiogenesis research lab at the IU School of Medicine. He has held numerous leadership roles in clinical research for more than 100 national clinical trials.
  • Jason Smith, MD, PhD, MBA'19, is a trauma surgeon, the chief clinical officer at University of Louisville Health, and a professor of surgery and physiology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Smith leads a healthcare system with five hospitals, nine urgent care clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers, two freestanding emergency rooms, and more than 200 clinical practices.

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