Henry Ford doctor becomes better administrator with Executive MBA

Henry Ford doctor becomes better administrator with Executive MBA
Dr. Sam Mossallam Crains
Dr. Sam Mossallam

Crain’s Detroit Business features seven local business executives who returned to school mid-career for new skills, including Oakland University Executive MBA student Dr. Sam Mossallam, vice president and medical director for international initiatives at Henry Ford Health System.

From the article:

For Sam Mossallam, getting a promotion and new administrative duties at Henry Ford Health System while completing an MBA degree program to make him a better administrator was just a coincidence. But it hasn't hurt a bit.

Mossallam started at Henry Ford as a senior staff physician in the department of emergency medicine in 1999, and was associate chief medical officer when he started taking MBA courses at Oakland University in September 2014.

"Some of the big issues facing health care include the complexity in administration," he said. "Physicians tend to do OK with that if they have the wherewithal and skill set for it, but having the MBA background and experience that goes with it is invaluable as an administrator. And there is some literature to suggest physicians who lead make better health care leaders, but of course I'm biased."

Read the full story by Chad Halcom.