David Dobrzykowski

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Former Associate Professor and Program Director, Masters of Science in Healthcare Services Management
Academic Info

Ph.D., University of Toledo


The coordination of work and information in supply chains, with a particular interest in healthcare delivery. Research topics: Lean Six Sigma, Information Technologies, integration approaches, physician-hospital coordination mechanisms, and physician employment.


Graduate-level Operations Analysis, Healthcare Services Management, and Project Management

Dr. David Dobrzykowski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School (RBS) – Newark and New Brunswick. He also serves as Program Director of the Masters in Healthcare Services Management program. 

Dr. Dobrzykowski’s research investigates coordination in supply chain networks. While his primary interest is in healthcare, his research also explores these phenomena in other operational contexts. A summary of his dissertation was published in Decision Sciences, and his other peer reviewed publications have appeared in Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Service Science, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Service Management among other scholarly outlets. His first book, titled “A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered Resource Management Perspective” will be available in late 2016 from CRC Press / Taylor & Francis. He has provided approximately 100 managerial talks and/or conference presentations and has won a number of awards for his research including the 2015 Decision Sciences Institute's Best Lean Enterprise Paper Award and the 2012 Decision Sciences Institute's Distinguished Paper in the Healthcare Management Track. He also received the Most Outstanding Reviewer award from Decision Sciences Journal in 2015.

He is active in the research community serving as Vice President of Production Operations Management Society’s College of Healthcare Operations Management, and an Editorial Review Board member for Journal of Operations Management. He has had projects with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Health Administration), Henry Ford Health System, Barnabus Health System, McLaren Health System, Sisters of St. Francis Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Wesleyan Senior Living CCRC, and Seneca Medical. He teaches in the areas of Operations Analysis, Healthcare Services Management, and Project Management.

Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Dobrzykowski enjoyed a 13 year career as an industry executive, serving in Chief Executive Officer and Vice President roles in the provider and insurance verticals of the healthcare sector.

Learn more about Dr. Dobrzykowski at: https://dobrzykowski.wordpress.com/


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Breakthrough Business Thinking: How has the omni-channel “Customer Experience” disrupted the Supply Chain?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our Rutgers Business School Executive Education team recently spoke with Dr. David Dobrzykowski on the complex topic of delivering an "Omni-Channel" Customer Experience. Our discussion focused on the impact of the omni-channel approach across supply chain functions and the opportunity to capitalize on emerging customer expectations.  More ›

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Business Insight: Applying supply chain management concepts to make healthcare delivery more efficient

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In papers published recently in the Journal of Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Professor Dobrzykowski and his co-authors examine how operations and supply chain management concepts such as use of information technology, partnering and vertical integration can produce better outcomes for patients while improving efficiency for healthcare providers. More ›

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