Frank Tortorella is a Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also Vice President of Clinical Support Services at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a 667 bed academic medical center devoted to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. As Vice President of Clinical Support Services, Mr. Tortorella provides strategic oversight and leadership for clinical and support departments serving both inpatients and outpatients.
Mr. Tortorella has 30 years of healthcare administration experience. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Ambulatory Care at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.
Mr. Tortorella is board certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Mr. Tortorella holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration from the University of Chicago, and a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Health Law from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Tortorella is also an adjunct professor at the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches a variety of health law and policy classes.
Mr. Tortorella has served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and has received awards in recognition of his efforts to achieve performance excellence in healthcare from the Quality Texas Foundation. He has also served as a board member of the National Runaway Safeline, a federally-designated communication system for runaway youth.
He has presented on healthcare operations at professional conferences and co-authored multiple articles in peer reviewed journals on healthcare operations and most recently authored a book chapter on “Ethical Issues of Cancer Center Administrators.”