Kenneth Feldman, PhD, EdD, FACHE
Ken Feldman, PhD, EdD, FACHE, joined Ross University School of Medicine in 2022 as senior associate dean, academic and student affairs. In this role, Dr. Feldman oversees academic and student affairs at the Barbados campus and all clinical sites, accreditation and approval processes, and student success programs. He is responsible for the development of holistic student support systems that build strong student engagement, drive positive extracurricular experiences, and deliver targeted academic support.
Dr. Feldman brings extensive leadership experience specializing in higher education and healthcare, with a focus on strategic planning, leadership mentoring, program development, stakeholder relations, accreditation, and organizational improvement. Most recently, Dr. Feldman served as executive director, St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he oversaw academic and student support teams, and developed a curriculum for student and career guidance and clinical wellness programs.
Prior to his time with St. George’s University, Dr. Feldman built an extensive career in healthcare higher education, beginning in 1977 as a part-time regional faculty member at New York State Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Technician Program. He returned to his alma mater, Stony Brook University, in 1986, first as a clinical associate professor in the department of healthcare policy and management and additional administrative roles in Stony Brook University Hospital’s departments of orthopedics (1986-1995) and family medicine (1995-2007). After two decades with Stony Brook University, Dr. Feldman left to join Empire State College in 2008, where he was associate regional center dean, regional center dean, director of downstate partnerships, and admissions advisor over six years (2008-2014). Most recently from 2015-2021, Dr. Feldman was a contributing faculty member for Walden University’s PhD/DHA health services program. Outside his 45 years in academia, Dr. Feldman continued his career in healthcare, first with Augusta Health as primary care administrator and NYC Health + Hospitals as associate executive director for Gotham Health Center and later as deputy executive director and regional director for all Gotham Health sites throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Dr. Feldman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Stony Brook University, Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Administration from Long Island University, PhD in Health Services Management from LaSalle University, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from North Central University. Throughout his career, he has held board and leadership positions with the American Academy of Family Practitioners, Medical Group Management Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.