Larry Mandelkehr, MBA

Professor of the Practice
Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Adjunct Assistant Professor
UNC School of Nursing
c/o UNC Health
1025 Think Place, Office 4M21
Morrisville, NC 27560
Attn: Hospital Quality and Innovation Department


Larry Mandelkehr is Executive Director of Hospital Quality and Innovation for the University of North Carolina Health Care System. In this role, he leads the development and execution of the system-wide hospital-focused strategic quality planning. In addition, he leads relationship building initiatives and quality improvement opportunity assessment with administrative and clinical leadership at all UNC Health hospitals. Larry leads the process to establish hospital quality and safety organizational quality goals. He monitors key quality and safety measures in order to improve processes and outcomes with focus on patient care and performance in public and private incentive and reporting programs. Larry collaborates with senior system management to develop and implement innovative improvement models geared towards improving patient care and outcomes by reducing mortality, readmissions and patient harms.

Prior to joining UNC Health Care, Larry worked in engineering and marketing management, developing instrumentation and supervisory control and decision support systems for the oil and gas industry.

In his ‘spare time’ for the past 25 years, Larry has taught quality and information management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health where is an is an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is also a Professor of the Practice at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Nursing.

Larry has an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Representative Courses

HPM760 – Healthcare Quality & Information Management (Residential)

HPM776 - Healthcare Quality & Information Management – tools (Executive)

HPM777 - Healthcare Quality & Information Management – applications (Executive)

Excel “boot camp”- Executive Masters Program orientation

Service Activities

Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MEng, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill