Victor Tabbush, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management. His doctorate is in Economics from UCLA. He has been director of the Office of Executive Education Programs and has served as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the School's Fully Employed MBA and the Executive MBA programs. He specializes in healthcare economics and in healthcare leadership and management capacity building. He is the program director and founder of the UCLA Management Development Institute that builds management and leadership capacity of health systems in sub Saharan Africa and of the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive program that serves U.S. community clinics and AIDs service organizations. He has been a core faculty member in both the Blue Shield Foundation Clinic Leadership Institute Program and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program since the inception of both programs.
He has won Outstanding Teaching Awards in all three of UCLA’s MBA programs -- in the Full-Time MBA Program (2000), the UCLA Executive MBA program (1998), and the Fully-Employed MBA program (1996).
Professor Tabbush continues an active research agenda and is a frequently published author. He has written articles for the Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and for the Archives of Internal Medicine on the subject of cost containment in medicine. Most recently, he has contributed a chapter in a volume titled, The Business of Medicine (Aspen).
Professor Tabbush has a full history of public service including chairing the Official Salaries Authority of the City of Los Angeles, as Commissioner for the California Worker's Compensation Insurance Commission, and as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles City Civil Service Commission.
In 2012 he is conducting a formative evaluation of the need for management capacity building in emergency obstetric care in East Africa to address the problem of maternal mortality. In a new and separate initiative he is consultant to the Scan Foundation in pursuit of innovative solutions to the healthcare needs of California seniors.