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John DeNardo

John DeNardo


More about John DeNardo

Title: Director of Healthcare Administration

Specialization: Healthcare Administration, Patient Safety, and Operational Improvement







John DeNardo is Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program in Health Policy and Administration.  He took over the position after a distinguished career in hospital administration beginning at Lakeside VA Medical Center in Chicago where he served as Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer before moving on to become the Director/Chief Executive Officer at the West Side VA Medical Center in Chicago and then Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. He took over as Executive Director of the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center in 2000 and during this time served three years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. He became Chief Executive Officer for the Healthcare System at the University in 2005 and left that position in 2011. Professor DeNardo has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and an MS in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His areas of interest include patient safety and operational improvement.

Professor DeNardo teaches HPA 403: U.S. Health Care System and HPA 410: Healthcare Leadership.


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