Steve Kinder, M.P.A., takes helm of the Division of Management

January 31, 2017

Steve KinderOHSU School of Medicine Interim Dean John Hunter has announced that Steve Kinder, M.P.A., has become the head of the Division of Management, which offers graduate degrees in health care management and customized leadership development programs.

Kinder, an assistant professor in the division, has more than 40 years of experience in health care management. He has served in a variety of progressive clinical and leadership roles in community hospitals, national health systems and physician clinics, most recently as CEO of a specialty hospital in Portland. He also has 15 years of experience as a speaker and consultant on health care leadership, governance and operational excellence.

In addition to serving as the new division head, he teaches Strategy, Leadership, and Operations in the OHSU-PSU Healthcare MBA and OHSU Master of Science in Healthcare Management programs.

 "Steve brings both the management and teaching experience and the knowledge of OHSU to this role at a time when fostering outstanding and well-prepared leaders is essential to the continuing success and effectiveness of health care in a rapidly evolving marketplace," said John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., interim dean of the School of Medicine. "I am pleased to see Steve step into this role to build on the excellent, foundational accomplishments of Jim Huntzicker."

Jim Huntzicker, Ph.D., M.M., who will continue as a professor in the division, held key leadership roles at Oregon Graduate Center (subsequently renamed Oregon Graduate Institute) beginning in 1976. He joined OHSU in 2001 when Oregon Graduate Institute became the OGI School of Science & Engineering at OHSU. In 2004, he became head of the Department of Management in Science &Technology, which subsequently became the Division of Management in the OHSU School of Medicine. 

As division head, Dr. Huntzicker co-led the development of the OHSU-Portland State University MBA in Healthcare Management (aka The Healthcare MBA) and the Paths to Leadership program for faculty in the School of Medicine.