Faculty Perspectives

Executive MHSA faculty includes accomplished executives and leaders who have spearheaded change and contributed to solving some of the most complex and challenging problems in health care today.

Select individual video clips below to get a glimpse into the kinds of insights and perspectives they will share with students.

Video Clips

Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH

Ryung Suh brings more than 25 years of clinical care, health administration, health care consulting, and public policy experience to his role as core faculty in the Executive MHSA track and as chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration. His perspective on the health care industry is informed by his vantage point at the intersection of policy and practice, of clinical care and health administration, from which he seamlessly transitions between the classroom and the executive suite. Suh is passionate about making the complex history and current intricacies of the U.S. health system accessible for students and executives alike, and he leads a faculty with vast collective experience overseeing enterprise-level public and private sector transformation initiatives.

Robert Jesse, MD, PhD

Robert Jesse has served as the acting undersecretary and principal deputy undersecretary of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest integrated health system. With a distinguished career of public service spanning 30 years, he is widely recognized as a thought leader, writer, and speaker who shares his rich leadership experiences and insights on systems management and the improvement of patient outcomes. Jesse is also a practicing cardiologist, which gives him additional and unique insight into the needs of the central stakeholders being impacted by the forces of change buffeting the health care industry—patients.

Robin Portman, MS

Robin Portman is executive vice president in charge of business development at Fortune 500 public sector consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Before assuming her current role, Portman ran the firm’s enterprise integration business and its health business for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Military Health System (MHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is widely recognized for having led groundbreaking engagements in collaborative science with NIH and efforts to establish a common approach to electronic medical records for the VA and MHS. Portman is committed to the transformative power of innovation, and she has been a contributor to industry publications on innovation-driven health care, exploring issues at the nexus of research and practice.

Robert Carr, MD, MPH

Robert Carr brings more than 30 years of clinical care, health systems and performance consulting, and pharmaceutical industry leadership to his role as executive MHSA director. As senior vice president and corporate medical director (retired 2014) at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest multinational pharmaceutical and consumer health care companies, Carr provided strategic direction and leadership in all areas of employee health and performance for a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees who generated annual revenues of almost $40 billion in 2014.

Jeffrey Matton, MHA

Jeffrey Matton is a senior vice president for MedStar Health and president of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland), a 287-bed adult care community teaching hospital providing comprehensive care and an expanding number of innovative medical and surgical capabilities. Prior to joining the leadership team at MedStar Good Samaritan, Matton served as vice president for professional services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he began establishing his reputation as a visionary urban hospital executive. His expertise spans strategic expansion of specialty services, implementation of significant capital projects, quality and service performance improvement, creating physician partnerships, and developing clinical programs.

Thomas J. Senker, MHA

Thomas J. (T.J.) Senker, FACHE has provided operational leadership within the MedStar Health system for the better part of the past decade and has held leadership positions in other academic and community hospitals for fourteen years. He currently leads regional service optimization and transformation initiatives as vice president of regional integration and operations and previously served as the VP of Operations at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he led the hospital’s day to day operations and performance improvement efforts. MedStar is a not-for-profit health care organization operating more than 120 facilities, including ten hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.