F.A. Hagigi

Adjunct Professor in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management; Director Global Health Initiatives

Phone: (310) 257-5200



Fred Hagigi teaches The Business of Healthcare: A Global Perspective for the Anderson School MBA Programs. An expert in healthcare systems management, Fred brings more than 35 years of industry practice applying and adapting established business concepts of operations management, accounting, finance, and marketing to the unique characteristics of service delivery and education in the healthcare arena. He has organized and managed numerous multi-specialty clinics, and has consulted both in the United States and across more than 50 countries on topics including healthcare finance, social return on investment, and medical delivery systems design and management. He has worked with the Johnson and Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) at the Anderson School to improve the operations of healthcare organizations in Africa. He has led the creation of the Africa Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) Collaborative, a coalition of academic, private, and public stakeholders that, together with the Kenya Ministry of Health and UCLAs Schools of Nursing and Medicine, is designing a pilot emergency medical system in the West District of Nairobi. He is also providing analytical expertise to the Veterans Health Administration Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC) in examining and planning for health system responses to emergencies, with particular attention to supply chain and human resource issues.

Building off of his past work as Director of Executive Education Programs in Healthcare Management and Policy at the UCLA School of Public Health, Fred also focuses on graduate healthcare education, particularly in planning and managing organizational change and the rise of hybrid and distance education. He is working closely with the University of California Office of the President to develop a web-based learning object repository for health sciences, starting with the systems Schools of Nursing; and with the UCLA International Medical Graduate (IMG) Program to develop hybrid learning strategies to increase the ranks of bilingual, bicultural physician and nurses working in medically-underserved areas of California.

Fred is an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management and Director of Global Health Initiatives in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and holds a joint appointment at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. He is a consultant and frequent speaker on healthcare and higher education issues, and serves on the boards of community-based, professional and private company organizations. He is a member of the Upsilon Phi Delta and Delta Omega Honor Societies, and a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. In 2007, he was honored by his peers with the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.


B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Utah
MEd Higher Education and Organizational Change, UCLA
MBA International Finance, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Healthcare Management and Policy, UCLA