John McCracken

Clinical Professor - Executive Education

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Finance
University of Pennsylvania - 1971
MSc - Economics
London School of Economics - 1966
BA - Economics with Honors
Southern Methodist University - 1965


Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Community Medicine
The University of Texas Southwestern [1997–Present]
Assistant Professor of Finance
Columbia University [1969–1973]
Senior Lecturer
The University of Texas at Dallas [1966–Present]


The Role of Physician Leadership
1999–1999 New Knowledge Mini-Fellowship Program, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, January, 1999, Dallas,
The Outlook for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
2000–2000 Merck & Co, Southwestern Advisory Council, April, 2000 , Sedona, AZ.
The Outlook for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
2001–2001 Eighth Annual UT Southwestern Science of Family Medicine Conference, June, 2001, Dallas, TX
Managing Health Care Quality
1998–1998 Science of Family Medicine Conference, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, April, 1998, Dallas, TX.
Strategic Planning in a Managed Care Environment
2002–2002 St. Louis County Medical Society, St. Louis, MO, May 31, 2002.

Additional Information

Professional Experience
  • Founder & Executive Director, Alliance for Medical Management Education educational partnership between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern1996-Present
  • SVP and Chief Operating Officer, Hefner & Associates, Dallas physician practice management consulting 1991-1996
  • Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit executive financial management of $3.5 billion light rail start-up 1986-1991
  • Managing Partner, Texas-American Acquisition Company, Dallas workout and turnaround joint venture with Texas American Bank 1982-1986
  • Assistant Treasurer, Marriott Corporation, Washington, DC project financing of hotels and theme parks 1978-1982
  • Vice President, Irving Trust Company / Bank of New York, New York manager of corporate financial consulting department 1973-1978

Service Activities and Awards

  • Board of Directors, InovaHealth System, Inc., 120 physician PPMC 1993-Present
  • Board of Directors, Texas True Choice, Inc., statewide PPO 1994-Present
  • Vice Chairman, Finance and Audit Committee, St. Paul Medical Center 1990-1997
  • Advisory Board, Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery 2000 - Present
  • University of Texas at Dallas Outstanding Teaching Award 1998
  • Outstanding Professor, UTD Executive MBA Program 1999

News Articles

Healthcare Seminar Focuses on Ways Employers Can Drive Down Costs
As part of its mission to equip students to become the next generation of healthcare leaders, the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Naveen Jindal School of Management frequently sponsors events that illuminate the biggest issues the healthcare industry faces. On Oct. 4, the CHLM focused on the challenges employers face in providing affordable healthcare insurance to their employees in a panel discussion, “How Employers are Responding to the Rising Costs of Healthcare.” 
Dr. John McCracken, executive director of the Alliance for Medical Management Education, a partnership program between the Jindal School and UT Southwestern Medical Center that trains physicians in healthcare leadership and management, set the stage. He provided an analysis that revealed how much costs have risen in the past two decades for the 157.5 million American employees who obtain healthcare coverage through employer-based plans.