Healthcare Faculty and Advisors



  • David A. Quam, M.D., Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Clinical Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Bohdan W. Oppenheim, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus,  Healthcare Systems Engineering, Director (ret.) of Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Frederick S. Brown, Ph.D., Clinical Professor Emeritus and Director (ret.) of Systems Engineering


  • Steven Badelt, Ph.D., Suttons Creek, Inc., President
  • Kevin Baldwin, MPH, PMP, CPHIMS, UCLA Health, Informatics Portfolio Manager
  • Joseph M. Duhig, MBA, Mentor for Kaiser Permanente’s Clinical and Operational Improvement.  
  • F. Ronald Feinstein, D.M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S  Clinical Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC  Assistant Area Medical Director Surgical Services Emeritus KP-WLA   Regional Chief of Plastic Surgery Emeritus Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Howard Fullman, M.D., FACP, FACG, FAGA, Medical Director and Chief of Staff of Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles.
  • Elham Ghashghai, Ph.D., MTS Aerospace Corporation
  • Ali X. Ghobadi, M.D., Chief of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Orange County
  • Michael H. Kanter, M.D., CPPS, Professor and Chair of Clinical Science; Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
  • Hugh McManus, Ph.D., Northeastern
  • Hassan Movahedi, MD, PhD MD, Ph.D., Assistant Area Medical Director- Hospital Operations and Continuum of Care, Kaiser Permanente
  • John Poladian


  • Jamie Gearon, Chief, Process Improvement Office, VA GLA Healthcare System
  • Michael H. Kanter, M.D., CPPS, Professor and Chair of Clinical Science; Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
  • Gail Lindsay, Chief Quality Officer for Southern California, Providence St. Joseph Health, Irvine, Ca
  • Mitesh B. Rao, MD, MHS, Stanford Health Care
  • Ilan Shapiro Stygler, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Correspondent and Medical Affairs Officer, AltaMed
  • Drew Weil, Interim Director, Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapies; Manager, Hospital Operations | UCLA Health
  • Jeffrey Weisz, M.D., Sullivan, Cotter and Assoc., Inc. formerly Executive Medical Director and Chairman of the Board for Kaiser Permanente