Dr. West is the Chairman and Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton. Dr. West has been a CEO for a hospital, medical practice and several health care businesses and has over 35 years of healthcare experience. Dr. West received his master and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University. He is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of HTC Consulting Group, Inc. Dr. West served on the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Health Care Management Forum of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Regents Advisory Council for Northeast Pennsylvania.
Dr. West holds a Professor in Public Health appointment at Trnava University, Slovak Republic and a Visiting Professor appointment at the University of Matej Bel in the Slovak Republic. He was appointed Affiliated Faculty at Tbilisi State Medical University, Department of Public Health and Health Management, Tbilisi, Georgia and a Visiting Professor at the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic. He has been appointed as a Research Professor to the Center for International Health Services Research and Policy at Washington State University; and has an Affiliated Faculty appointment in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Scranton. He serves on the Scientific Council for the School of Tropical Medicine at St. Elizabeth University in the Slovak Republic. He was recently appointed Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College and Affiliate Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Georgia.
Serving as a member of numerous national boards and committees, Dr. West has authored over 245 articles dealing with various aspects of health care administration, leadership and management. He serves on eleven editorial committees. He is an accomplished and well-known speaker at International, and National conferences, and has over 425 presentations to health care audiences. Dr. West has developed and chaired several international conferences, workshops and symposia in CEE countries. He has conducted twelve study abroad tours for University students and faculty to Mexico, Slovakia, Georgia, Haiti and China. Dr. West has served as an international consultant to projects in Slovakia and Georgia over the last several years. He has been successful in securing international grants and developing international projects. He has chaired eight international accreditation site visits in Europe. He is a dedicated and hardworking teacher, consultant and scholar who has achieved success and been recognized for his accomplishments in international healthcare projects and activities.