• Patrick Grusenmeyer, ScD, FACHE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary areas of interest in teaching and research are healthcare policy, strategy and finance. He teaches in the health services administration undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs.
    Prior to joining UAB in 2017, Dr. Grusenmeyer served as the president of Christiana Care Health Initiatives, Inc., the Christiana Care Health System’s home for joint ventures and Independence at Home, one of its Medicare Shared Saving Programs. He was also senior vice president for Strategic Business Development and SVP of Cancer and Imaging Services. Prior to joining Christiana Care in 2001, he served as administrator of the Ochsner Cancer Institute at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans and as instructor and director at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.
    Dr. Grusenmeyer served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Oncology Practice, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology, and Oncology Issues, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including the American Journal of Managed Care. He has published articles on cost and cost-effectiveness of cancer care, and cancer program development and management.
    Patrick Grusenmeyer earned a Doctor of Science in health systems management from Tulane University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He served as a commissioner and university program reviewer for the Accreditation Council of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. He served as a member of the Medicare Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups. Dr. Grusenmeyer served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair and on the Executive Committee and Corporate Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. He served on the Board of Directors of the New Castle County Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Practitioner applicationJournal of Healthcare Management.  58:45-46. 2013
    2012 Collaboration with the Community Cancer Center. Benefit for AllSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America.  21:487-495. 2012
    2009 Developing and Implementing Multidisciplinary Disease-specific Clinics in Cancer CareAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology educational book / ASCO. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Meeting.  653-657. 2009
    2009 Integrating Hospital-based Pharmacists in a Private Medical Oncology OfficeOncology Issues.  24:30-34. 2009
    2009 Impact of Declining Reimbursement on Patient CareHematology & Oncology News & Issues2009
    2009 Benefitting from the Inititative for HOPE 2009
    2008 Geographic and Physical Plant Factors 2008
    2008 What Distinguishes Good Management from Good Leadership in a Community-based Practice? 2008
    2008 Distinguishing Good Management from Good Leadership 2008
    2008 Economic Factors that Impact Community-based Practices 2008
    2008 Identifying the Most Effective Strategies for Expense Control 2008
    2007 Survivorship Care in a Community Cancer CenterOncology Issues.  22:30-34. 2007
    2007 Lessons learned in the management of advanced pancreatic cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  25:1949-1952. 2007
    2007 Interpreting the economic literature in oncologyJournal of Clinical Oncology.  25:196-202. 2007
    2007 Developing and implementing a survivorship program in a community cancer centerCommunity Oncology.  4:502-504. 2007
    2007 Making the transition to digital mammographyCommunity Oncology.  4:678-680. 2007
    2007 Survivorship Care in a Community Cancer Center—A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary ApproachOncology Issues.  22:30-34. 2007
    2006 Increasing Healthcare Costs and teh Costs of Treating Cancer: Implications for Practice ManagementOncology Issues.  21:30-35. 2006
    2006 Oncology Nurse Coordinators As Navigators: Improving Cancer Disease Management and the Patient ExperienceOncology Issues.  26-26. 2006
    2006 Developing and operating multidisciplinary disease-specific clinicsCommunity Oncology.  3:385-387. 2006
    2004 Establishing the multidisciplinary care of patients with cancer in the state of DelawareCancer.  101:220-225. 2004

    Research Overview

  • Primary areas of interest in teaching and research include healthcare policy, strategy and finance. Innovative former health system executive at the intersection of strategy and operations. Extensive expertise overseeing clinical, administrative, and service operations, developing clinical programs and improving quality of care and financial performance.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Leadership, Healthcare Policy and Reform, Healthcare Strategic Planning and Management. Also serves as the faculty to MSHA students in their administrative residency (fellowship).
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Science in Public Health, Tulane University 2006
  • Full Name

  • Patrick Grusenmeyer