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Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Professional Development of Health Policy and Administration

Richard Shurgalla

Contact Information

604 Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
(fax) 814-863-2905


B.A. – DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
M.S. – St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Interests

Professional development in health care, U.S. health care administration, physician practice management and administration

Research Interests

Health care organizational leadership, physician practice management and governance, physician/hospital relationships

Professional Experience

Health Care Administration Experience: Vice President Operations for a hospital based multi-specialty group practice; Regional Vice President for a major air medical transportation service Administrative Director, department of emergency medicine for a major academic community healthcare system

Examples of Collaborative Projects


Board Certified Healthcare Executive
American College of Healthcare Executives
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Curriculum Vitae

Richard Shurgalla vitae