Accomplished Clinical Academic Administrative Executive, Kirk Roden has directed academic clinical departments, physician clinical practices, clinic and hospital operations, medical research and education programs in the University of Texas system for years. He serves currently as Director of Management Operations for multiple departments at McGovern Medical School in Houston. Kirk has a strong background and experience in academic hospital operations, research administration, financial management, business development and resource management, program and project management and medical informatics. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).


The American College of Healthcare Executives
Master's of Business Administration
Health Care Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, 1981
Bachelor's Degree
Psychopharmacology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979

Areas of Interests

Research Interests

  • Academic medicine and hospital administration
  • Commercialization of translational research
  • Effective use of technology in academic medicine administration
  • Exploration of new sustainable business models for academic medicine


Publication Information

  1. Kirk Roden, Practitioner Application: Hospital Financial Management: What Is the Link Between Revenue Cycle Management, Profitability, and Not-for-Profit Hospitals’ Ability To Grow Equity? Journal of Healthcare Management Volume 57; Number 5, September/October 2012, 339-341
  2.  Kirk S. Roden, Academic hospital administration: the administrator’s role in interventional radiology. Chinese Journal of Hospital Administration January 2009; Vol. 25:1, 67-70.