The Carey school at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, has appointed management consultant and former surgeon Bernard Ferrari as dean. When he takes up the position in July he will be the second dean of the school, succeeding Yash Gupta, who stepped down in June 2011, less than a year after the launch of the school’s full-time MBA programme.
Though he began his career as a surgeon, Mr Ferrari, 63, spent more than 20 years as a partner and senior healthcare consultant at McKinsey. When he retired from the firm in 2008, he founded the Ferrari Consultancy, which has clients in financial services, transportation, energy and medical products. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr Ferrari was chief operating officer and assistant medical director of the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.
Mr Ferrari already has some connections with the business school world as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester, where he has been actively engaged with the Simon Graduate School of Business.
The Carey business school was established in December 2006 following the gift of $50m by William Carey, a New York City Investment Banker.