For Alumni

Ways to Get Involved

Alumni play an important role in our health care community. HBS provides a number of ways for you to get involved—from attending presentations and conferences to mentoring and hiring students.

  • Health Industry Alumni Association - Global Event
  • George Whitesides, Professor, Harvard University
  • Michael Chu, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
  • Henrietta Holsman Fore, CEO, Holsman International
  • Vidar Jorgensen, Chairman, World Health Care Congress
  • Donella Rapier, CFO, Partners in Health
  • Una Ryan, CEO, Diagnostics for All

Join the HBS Health Care Alumni Association

Founded in 1999 by HBS alumni, the Association helps strengthen the alumni health care network around the world. Alumni connect, interact, and exchange ideas in order to advance their professional development and ongoing learning.

The annual HBS Health Care Alumni Association Conference convenes seminal leaders in a collegial forum. This three-day event—held exclusively for the HBS community—attracts nearly 300 attendees.

To learn more about the Association and its annual conference, visit


Companies benefit from hiring our graduates because they are not only prepared to be leaders at any level, but also are comfortable in the team-based learning environment that mirrors today's business world. Our students are equipped with the tools to tackle critical business challenges—and have the insights and experience to succeed in the complex health care industry.

Visit the MBA Recruiting site to take advantage of a range of recruiting tools and activities through the MBA Career & Professional Development office.

Volunteer to be a Mentor

Alumni working in health care are needed to be mentors in our Health Care Student-Alumni Mentor Program. Through this important program, you can give back to HBS and share your expertise with students as they navigate the healthcare industry and make important life decisions. We continue to hear how rewarding the program is for alumni and students alike. Being a mentor requires only a small amount of your time—but makes a big difference in a student's life.

To participate, contact Cara Sterling, Health Care Initiative Director.

Stay in Touch

The Health Care Initiative sends a quarterly update on health care at the School to interested alumni. To receive this information, please make sure your alumni profile is up to date at or send an email to Cara Sterling.

Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship

The Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship provides a select group of Harvard Business School MBA alumni with the opportunity to work with Harvard inventors to promote the commercialization of life science technologies with significant market potential. The Blavatnik Fellows will have the opportunity to review and select projects from the broad portfolio of Harvard University sponsored innovations including projects that have already secured funding from the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator. For more information, please contact