Joel Shalowitz
Joel Shalowitz

Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor of Executive Education (Courtesy)

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Joel I. Shalowitz, MD, MBA, FACP is Clinical Professor of Health Industry Management and Director of the Health Industry  Management Program at Kellogg as well as a Professor of Medicine and of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also Visiting Professor of Health Industry Management at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Dr. Shalowitz received his ScB and MD degrees (Sigma Xi) from Brown University and his MBA degree (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Northwestern University.  He also completed post-graduate internal medicine training at Northwestern. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His areas of special interest are health insurance, ambulatory care management, quality improvement and international healthcare systems. In 2011, Professor Shalowitz was a Fulbright Senior Specialist and Visiting Professor at Scuola Superiore, Santa'Anna in Pisa, Italy. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Schulich Business School, York University in Toronto and in 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Specialist and Visiting Professor at Keio University Medical School in Tokyo. Recent publications include: Strategic Marketing For Health Care Organizations: Building A Customer-Driven Health System (Jossey-Bass, 2008) with Philip Kotler and Robert J. Stevens.

Areas of Expertise
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Quality
Hospital/Physician Relations
International Healthcare
Managed Care Systems

Print Vita
MBA, 1982, Finance, Management Information Systems, and Health Industry Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, with Distinction
MD, 1977, Brown University, Sigma Xi
ScB, 1974, Biology, Brown University

Academic Positions
Senior Fellow, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, 2012-present
Affiliate Professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Ana, 2015-present
Director of Program in Health Industry Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1987-present
Clinical Professor of Health Enterprise Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1987-present

Other Professional Experience
Co-Founder, President, and Managing Partner, The Medical Care Group, Ltd., 1983-present
Medical Director, Professional Home Health Care, Inc., 1983-1986
Physician, North Suburban Clinic, 1982-1983
Associate Medical Director, Intergroup Prepaid Health Services, Inc., 1981-1983
Physician, Flashner Medical Partnership, 1980-1982

Honors and Awards
Named to List of 100 Great Health Administration Professors by MHA Guide, an independent online publisher focused on healthcare administration careers and degree programs
Fulbright Senior Specialist, Scuola Superiore, Sant' Ana, Pisa, Italy, 2011

Print Research
Research Interests
International Healthcare Systems; Medical Group Management; Managed Care Systems; Quality Assessment

Choi, YoonJung and Joel Shalowitz. 2011. Major Growth [Factors] of Korean Pharmaceutical Expenditure. Journal of the Korean Society of Health Information and Health Statistics. 36: 15-24.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. Implementing Successful Quality Outcome Programs in Ambulatory Care: Key Questions and Recommendations. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 33(2): 117–123.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. Is It Time to Eliminate Consultation Codes? An Analysis of Impact and Rationale. Archives of Internal Medicine. 170(1): 14-17.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2008. Healthcare: The Universal Question. Healthcare in America, The Management Report.: 18-20.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1997. Doctors Who Run With the MBAs. Today's Internist.: 37-38.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Decide to Delegate. Unique Opportunities.: 30-35.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Practicing in Medicare Managed Care. Internist. 37: 13-15.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1996. Medicine and Management: A Combined Educational Program. Journal of Health Administration Education. 14: 305-313.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1995. The Future of Pathology Practice in the Untied States. Archives of Pathology. 119: 600-601.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1995. Total Quality Management at Motorola: A Successful Blueprint for Manufacturing and Service Organizations. Journal of Health Administration Education. 13: 15-23.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1993. Physician Office-Based Information Systems for Managed Care Plans. Managed Care Quarterly. 1(3): 54-62.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1989. Reimbursement Trends in Clinical Oncology: Payment and Quality Issues. Cancer Investigation. 7(3): 277-282.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1989. Gallstone Emesis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 84: 334-336.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1988. Computerized Billing Systems - A Cost Benefit Analysis. Medical Management. 1: 2-3.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1988. Parotid Metastasis of Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Causing facial Nerve Paralysis. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 46(5): 404-406.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1987. Marketing Home Health Care to Health Maintenance Organizations. Journal of Ambulatory Care Marketing. 1: 91-99.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1985. How to Recover What FACC's May be Taking Away Today. Group Practice Journal. 34: 34-40.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1985. Losing Your Memory, Byte by Byte?. Computers and Medicine. 14: 4-5.
Shalowitz, Mervin and Joel Shalowitz. 1983. HMO Income: What It Takes to make It. Group Practice Journal. 32: 27-32.
Book Chapters
Shalowitz, Joel. 2010. "Complex Health Care Markets." In Commercializing Life Science Innovations: Rethinking the Business Model, Northwestern University Press.
Kulvick, Martti, Ismo Linnosmaa, Joel Shalowitz and Raine Hermans. 2009. "Promoting Efficient Treatment: New Technology and Health Care Costs." In Medical Innovation and Government Intervention, 274-316. Helsinki, Finland: Taloustieto Oy.
Shalowitz, Joel. 2009. "Blueprint for Understanding Complex Health Care Systems." In Medical Innovation and Government Intervention, 29-60. Helsinki, Finland: Taloustieto Oy.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1999. "Policy Challenges." In The Twenty First Century Healthcare Leader, edited by Roderick W. Gilkey, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Health Care System and Medicine - Current States." In In Search of Physician Leadership [edited by Barbara LeTourneau, Wesley Curry], 15-38. Foundation of the Amer College.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Healthcare System and Medicine - Current States." In In Search of Physician Leadership, edited by Barbara LeTourneau and Wesley Curry, Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1998. "The Management Challenge." In MD/MBA: Physicians on the New Frontier of Medical management [edited by Arthur Lazarus], 7-16. American College of Physician Executives.
Shalowitz, Madeleine and Joel Shalowitz. 1999. "Pediatric Undernutrition and Managed Health Care." In Pediatric Undernutrition Failure to Thrive in Young Children: A Transdisciplinary Approach, 295-302. Paul Brookes.
Shalowitz, Joel and Stephen M. Shortell. 1988. "The Emerging Roles of Physicians in Health Care Systems." In The Emerging Roles of Physicians in Health Care Systems, 29-54. American Hospital Association.
Shalowitz, Joel. 1983. "Hospitals and Other Health Facilities." In Health and Medical Horizons: A Yearbook of Health and Medicine 1983, 262-265. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co.
Shalowitz, Joel. "Healthcare: The Universal Question." Healthcare in America, The Management Report, Winter 2008.
Hermans, Raine, Morton Kamien, Martti Kulvick, Alicia Loffler and Joel Shalowitz. 2009. Medical Innovation and Government Intervention. Taloustieto Oy.
Kotler, PhilipJoel Shalowitz and Robert Stevens. 2008. Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations: Building a Customer-Driven Health Care System. Indianapolis, IN: Jossey-Bass.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Healthcare Management; Managed Care
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Healthcare Systems (HEMA-440-0)
Although this course is intended primarily for first-year students majoring in health industry management, all students with an interest in this sector are encouraged to enroll. It is particularly useful for students interested in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices, who need to understand not only how their sector fits into the industry but also how their customers are paid and how they use their products. The course introduces students to the key issues confronting the major participants in the U.S. health system (suppliers, providers and payers). Topics covered include a framework for evaluating healthcare systems, understanding the demand for healthcare products and services, technology assessment, managed care systems, cost/quality issues and payment mechanisms.

Executive Education

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