Sherif A. Ebrahim

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Sherif A. Ebrahim

  • Professor of Practice
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Dr. Ebrahim brings more than 30 years of high-profile chief executive and professional experience to his work at Tulane. Among other accomplishments, he is a board-certified health care executive, the president and CEO of Strategic Management Group, and managing partner of SMG Capital. Throughout his career, he has owned 24 businesses, and he draws on his experience in corporate strategy and healthcare to inform his work.

Dr. Ebrahim has worked has advised U.S. Presidents, Governors, and has worked as a CEO in high growth environments such as large multinational firms, health systems, and private family enterprises to create intelligent organizational innovation resulting in systemic sustainable long term benefits to organizations, their stakeholders and the community.


  • Professor Ebrahim teaches Health Policy, Global Leadership - European Union, Health Care Strategy, Managemnt of Technology & Innovation, Managerial Perspectives, Competition & Strategy, Technology Innovation & Commercialization, and Corporate & Cooperative Strategy.
  • In his classes, he values the importance of applying both practical and theoretical experience - bringing theory to life and showing its impact on organizations.


  • "The Impact of Forced Innovation on Its Intended Outcomes," (S. Ebrahim)
  • White Paper, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Presented to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. (2012)
  • "The Golden Rules of Goal Setting," Strategic Management Group, All Rights Reserved, (2012).
  • "Goal Setting Mistakes," Strategic Management Group, All Rights Reserved. (2012).
  • "Cooperative Strategies for Effective Stock Transactions," Strategic Management Group, All Rights Reserved, (2012).
  • "The Impact of Managed Care on the Appropriate Utilization of Emergency Services," National Association of Public Health (1995).

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Strategy
  • Watson Graduate School of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Tulane University
  • Selected Affiliations:
  • Academy of Management
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • United States Association Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • National Science Foundation
  • CMC Capital
  • East Jefferson General Hospital Board of Governors
  • Tulane University Business Studies Public Advisory Board
  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center Commercialization Team
  • Gulf Coast Innovation Association, Base Realignment Impact Committee
  • SMG Capital
  • Strategic Management Group, Inc.
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