Dr. Sandra Murdock has an extensive background in senior leadership and operations at some of the preeminent academic healthcare institutions in the nation, while also maintaining an active role in teaching and scholarship. She is currently the Executive in Residence and Assistant Professor in the Masters in Health Care Administration Program at Texas Woman’s University. She was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Regional Health Plan for Region 2 in response to the Texas 1115 Medicaid Waiver and was one of two Institutional Emergency Preparedness Officers in the wake of Hurricane Ike at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
She has held numerous executive roles during the past thirty years at organizations including Houston Methodist, Vice President of Operations at the University of Texas Medical Branch, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas, and Chief Operating Officer of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, where she also served as Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health. She was also Associate Vice President of Ambulatory Operations and Chief Administrative Officer at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Murdock is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) where she is a Fellow, and is on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Texas Chapter of ACHE. She has also been an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 2012, and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Dr. Murdock holds a Doctorate degree in Public Health from The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH), a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Augustana College in Illinois. She teaches various graduate management and leadership courses including Operations Management, Service Line Organization, Capstone, Strategic Planning, International Study Abroad, and Portfolio while mentoring and advising graduate students.
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