Distinguished Professor at Downstate Medical Enrolls, Thrives in Online MBA

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld M’18

Photo: Jim Russell ’83

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld M’18, distinguished professor and chair of otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and now a graduate student in SUNY Oswego’s online MBA program in health services administration, recently gave talks at the college sharing his expertise in health care.

These opportunities to share expertise, organized by SUNY Oswego’s Division of Graduate Studies, point to Rosenfeld’s and other nontraditional students’ passion to keep growing, learning and making a significant impact on others.

Rosenfeld, who already has a master’s degree in public health along with his MD, said he has thought for years about adding an MBA to support the next step in his career, toward executive leadership of a healthcare organization in the higher education or nonprofit sectors. For that, he felt he needed to turn to other experts, to “codify my, sort of, street knowledge over 25 years.”

“There are people who spend their lives studying how to best understand organizational behavior, how to deal with human resource issues, how to understand the economics of health care, how to speak to your CFO in a hospital in terms they’ll understand,” he said. “I wanted to take advantage of that.”

Visit oswego.edu/gradstudies or call 315-312-3152 for more information.


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