Jon Arsen Chilingerian, PhD

Jon Chilingerian

Title: Professor & Director
Company: Brandeis University
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Jon Arsen Chilingerian, PhD, Professor and Director at Brandeis University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care management and higher education.

The director of the Executive MBA Program for Physicians in the Heller School at Brandeis University since 2015, Dr. Chilingerian has accrued more than 40 years of professional excellence in his field. Specializing in health care organization and education, he has simultaneously acted as a program instructor of the AHRQ T-32 PhD Training Program in Health Services Research since 2010, director of executive education since 2007, and chair of the PhD and MBA health care concentrations from 1995 to 1998 and again from 2004 to the present. Among his achievements include his founding of the MD/MBA Program in Health Management at Tufts Medical School, the largest MD/MBA program in the United States. In addition, he launched the Advanced Health Policy and Leadership Academy in partnership with the Hanley Center in Maine, which will train nearly 10 percent of all physicians in the state of Maine.

Previously, Dr. Chilingerian served in various capacities, including as an adjunct professor of public health and community medicine with Tufts School of Medicine, professor of organizational behavior and health care management in Fontainebleau, France, adjunct assistant professor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, assistant professor of the Graduate School of Management and Health Administration at Clark University, and instructor of Clark University Center in Luxembourg.

Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Chilingerian has been serving as a program director for the Maine Physician Executive Leadership Program since 2012 and program director of The American College of Surgeons since 2005. Prior to his current appointments, he acted as program director of the Massachusetts Medical Society, a member of the Scientific Committee of the 11th International Conference on DEA in Turkey, a member of the Steering Committee of the 21st Century Health Care Curriculum at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar in residence at Aston University School of Business in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has further served as a program director for several other universities and programs across the United States.

In preparation for his lauded career, Dr. Chilingerian sought formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Northeastern University in 1973, followed by a Master of Public Administration from the same university in 1975. He concluded his education in 1987, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

As a respected voice in the health care community, Dr. Chilingerian has served as a member of editorial boards for a number of journals, including the Data Envelopment Analysis Journal and Advances in Health Care Management since 2011. The coauthor of “International Health Care Management” in 2005 and “The Lessons and the Legacy of the Pew Health Policy Program” in 2007, he has also published chapters to books and articles to professional journals, and he has presented at conferences been invited as a speaker in his field.

Dr. Chilingerian has also participated in a number of civic engagements with respect to his community, serving as a trustee, treasurer, and chair of the Finance Committee for the Boston Children’s Theater since 1988. He was a trustee for the Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership. Inc., from 2007 to 2013, as well as chair of the Christian Education Committee for the Armenian Memorial Church from 2003 to 2007. Additionally, he was of the Newton Central Little League and Newton Boy’s Soccer.

Dr. Chilingerian maintains affiliation with numerous organizations, including the Heller PhD Program Committee since 2014, the Heller/IBS MBS Oversight since 2007, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management since 1990. He has also been associated with the Heller Growth and Space Committee, the Heller Faculty Planning Committee from 1996 to 2010, the Heller Diversity Committee from 1998 to 1991, and the Tufts MD/MBA Steering Committee from 1996 to 2010. Dr. Chilingerian has been a Heller/Brandeis Diversity/Affirmative Action Representative since 1998.

In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Chilingerian has been honored with several accolades throughout his career. He received the Dr. Royce Laycock Recognition of Excellence from the American College of Surgeons in 2016 and was named among the Top 20 Professors of Health Care Management from 2015 to 2016. The Academy of Management presented him with the Myron D. Fotler Exceptional Service Award in 2010, and the Tufts School of Medicine awarded him with the Teaching Award MD/MBA Program in 2008. Earlier in his career, Dr. Chilingerian was named Distinguished Leadership Speaker of the Year by Newton-Wellesley Hospital in 2006, the recipient of the Dodecahedron of Healthcare Quality Award by Tufts School of Medicine in 2005, and named Speaker of the Year by the Massachusetts Institute of Management Accountants in 1995.

Developing an interest in his profession while working for the government in health and human services, Dr. Chilingerian discovered that he was a natural leader with an innovative streak. He subsequently took charge of successful projects and studied how he could improve already complex organizations. Married to Dianne Irene, he is the proud father of two children. He has been named a Worldwide Humanitarian and listed among Who’s Who of Industry Leaders.

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