Richard Shurgalla

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Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Professional Development

Contact Information

604 Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


B.A. – DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
M.S. – St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Interests

Professional development in health care, U.S. health care administration, physician practice management and administration

Research Interests

Health care organizational leadership, physician practice management and governance, physician/hospital relationships

Professional Experience

Health Care Administration Experience: Vice President Operations for a hospital based multi-specialty group practice; Regional Vice President for a major air medical transportation service Administrative Director, department of emergency medicine for a major academic community healthcare system

Examples of Collaborative Projects


Board Certified Healthcare Executive
American College of Healthcare Executives

Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives