I have been selected as one of the two recipients of the Walter John Stenason Ph.D. Fellowship 2012-2013. Thank you Walter John Stenason Foundation!
I recently passed the Ph.D. comprehensive exams and completed all required methodology courses. I also just updated my CV. Feel free to download a PDF version.
Our research paper Emergency Department Patient Flow Simulations using Spreadsheets has been published in the current issue of Simulation in Healthcare!
Upcoming Conference Presentation at the INFORMS 2011 Annual Meeting in Charlotte
-> Wed Nov 16, 16:30 - 18:00 (Session Title: Operational Technology for Patient Flow Improvement)
The research paper "Emergency Department Patient Flow Simulations using Spreadsheets" (with Gilles Reinhardt) has been accepted for publication in the journal "Simulation in Healthcare".
Upcoming Conference Presentation at INFORMS Healthcare 2011
-> Emergency Department Patient Flow Simulations using Spreadsheets (Wed Jun 22 @ 8:30am)
Great news! I will be starting a Ph.D. program in September 2010 at McGill University in Montreal. This opportunity is part of a new six-University Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program on Healthcare Operations and Information Management with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
I recently accepted a contract to work as a Senior Business Analyst at TD Bank in downtown Toronto. If you have any questions about this or anything else, feel free to contact me.
Welcome to MichaelGKlein.com! I recently updated this web site for my most recent job search.
During the past three years, I was living and working in Chicago. I moved to Chicago to work as a Senior Financial & Systems Analyst in the Budget Office at DePaul University. I was sponsored by DePaul to come to the United States for this role, and had the opportunity to work with many great people to launch a new university-wide Budget Planning System. More on that here...
While in Chicago, I also completed DePaul's part-time MBA program by taking classes in the evenings and weekends. I completed my MBA with concentrations in Operations Management and International Business. One project led to an additional part-time research position for Professor Gilles Reinhardt at DePaul. In this research work, I created a spreadsheet-based Hospital Emergency Department Patient Flow Simulation Model. This went so well that I had the opportunity to present this model at the Operational Research Applied to Health Services (ORAHS) conference held last year in Toronto.
After working full-time, completing my MBA and my part-time research work, my wife and I decided to move back to Canada and travel. We took four months off and visited 38 destinations in 10 countries: India, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China (including Tibet), and Nepal. What an experience!
I have now returned to Canada and I am currently looking for a new position in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Please feel free to have a look at my resume, and let me know if you have any comments or questions. Thanks for visiting!