John F. McCracken, PhD


John McCracken
Clinical Professor, Executive Education
Director, MS Healthcare Management for Physicians
Email
(972) 883-6252
Education
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
MSc, London School of Economics, England, 1966
BA, Southern Methodist University, 1965
Current / Recent Research
Strategic and change management in acute care hospitals
Co-author of a bi-monthly column on executive coaching for The Physician Leadership Journal
Co-Principal Investigator, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Reducing Avoidable Harm from Device Related Healthcare Associated (HAI) Infections
Awards and Recognition
Executive MBA Most Outstanding Professor, 1998
School of Management Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997
John F. McCracken Chair in Healthcare Management endowed by former students
Professional Organizations
Executive Director, Alliance for Medical Management Education
Founding Director, Remedial Track Coaching Program, Texas Medical Board
Biography
John McCracken is Clinical Professor of Healthcare Management at the Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas and Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He is the founding director of the Alliance for Medical Management Education, an educational partnership between the Jindal School of Management and UT Southwestern. The Alliance offers a nationally recognized Healthcare Management Executive MBA for physicians and provides customized programs on leadership, strategy and operational improvement for hospitals, health systems and physician organizations.

John formerly served on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, as a Wall St. investment banker and as the managing partner of a firm specializing in the turnaround management of distressed healthcare and physician organizations.

John’s healthcare experience includes having served on the boards of directors of a major hospital, physician group practice and managed care organization.  Since founding the Alliance in 1997, he has provided coaching and mediation services for physicians throughout the U.S. and presently 
serves as a coaching consultant to the Texas Medical Board. 
List of Published Works