Our graduates possess the technical skills necessary to analyze healthcare systems, identify inefficiencies and propose solutions or new processes to improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare. Scroll down to see some of our alumni and their positions.
Scott Grant '18
Merck & Co.
Scott is a part of the Leadership Development Program at Merck & Co. allowing him to work within the Manufacturing Department to identify areas that hinder the systems from bringing life-saving medicines to patients worldwide.
“Joining the HSE program allowed me to develop the skills that engineers use to analyze and ultimately influence the decisions that push these organizations forward. I was fortunate to take advantage of resources in professional development such classes on Process Simulation, Lean Six Sigma Training, and the IISE professional conferences. But what I enjoyed the most, was the personalized attention that I received from the program staff. Professor Ana, Linda and Dr. Theman, in particular, were a constant source support and council for gaining the most out of what Graduate School had to offer.”
The Mount Sinai Health System
Different backgrounds, but a common foundation
and value in HSE.
Andrew Cowan '16
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Enterprise System Schedule Administrator
"I firmly believe that we are on the forefront of efforts to make our healthcare systems more efficient and effective while providing quality healthcare. The Lehigh HSE Program prepared me to tackle these challenges."
Susie Yin ‘15
Modeler. Operations Research
"I use engineering tools to make high-level strategic recommendations and work on projects that improve patient access, satisfaction, and flow. I have seen many complex issues and inefficiencies inherent in hospitals, but I have also seen the value engineering brings to each project."
"Engineering in healthcare is a growing field with many opportunities. Done right, it has the potential to form a seamless and sustainable Healthcare System that produces timely, high-quality care at an affordable price."
Dr. David Adinaro, MD, FACEP '15
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
St. Joseph's University Medical Center
Chief Medical Information Officer
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
"I realized that if I wanted to grow beyond my comfort zone, [which was in] clinical medicine, I needed to go back to school. For me, that was getting a master's [degree] in healthcare systems engineering from Lehigh University. It led directly to my first hospital-level position as a chief medical informatics officer, which led to considerable growth and opportunity."
Laura Silvoy ‘14
Director of Continuous Improvement
Laura Silvoy is a Healthcare Systems Engineer with a passion for improvement and an eye for design. Her background in both architecture and engineering provides a unique blend of knowledge encompassing the built environment, improvement methodologies, and technical analysis. Laura entered the HSE program hoping to utilize both degrees without confining herself to a narrow specialization. During her studies, Laura connected with Array Architects, where she currently applies systems thinking while immersing herself in the architectural delivery process. Laura strives to create a better patient experience using the technical and analytical skills she learned in the HSE program.
“As I reflect on the last five years of my professional development, I can link many defining moments and opportunities directly back to my experience as a Lehigh HSE student.”
M. Kris Srinivasan
Being one of the first graduates of the Lehigh HSE Program was quite the experience and a career-changing move for me. As a former clinician who was looking to learn how to formally apply his clinical knowledge to process improvement, I was introduced to a new master’s degree program at Lehigh University called Healthcare Systems Engineering. In theory, it made sense and seemed like it would help me make my next career move. As I went through the program and realized the rigor and depth in which we would be learning the systems engineering concepts, I quickly realized that my initial thoughts of simply taking my clinical knowledge and applying some things I learned in the program would be just scratching the surface.