MINA FOROOHARProgram Status
: EMP86, expected graduation 2012
Neurosurgeon, Northwest Neurosurgery Institute, Chicago
The skills and talents that make things happen.
"If I were to pursue something entrepreneurial, I’d pursue it with someone from Kellogg."
I’ve been a neurosurgeon in private practice for more than 10 years. I’m not the only physician in Kellogg’s executive program — there are eight of us in my class. We come from different medical disciplines, but we all want to see healthcare improve.
I first noticed opportunities for business streamlining when I was a resident, and again when I joined a private practice group. In medicine, if you really want to encourage change, you have to understand the fundamentals beyond patient care and hospital protocol. My practice runs well, but I still have a lot to learn. I knew I could do more with a Kellogg MBA.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this program. My field is very self-specialized, so the emphasis on collaboration is very refreshing. The program requires a lot of work, but I’ve already learned so much from my classmates. I can always run ideas past them, and they come up with ideas and concepts I wouldn’t have considered. I do the same for them.I can apply class material almost instantly to my practice.
I’m currently talking with classmates about business ideas that combine technology and medicine. If I were to pursue something entrepreneurial, I’d pursue it with someone from Kellogg. We have the work ethic, skills and talents to make it happen.