John D. Catalano, MPA

John Catalano

John D. Catalano, MPA
jcatalano2@molloy.edu
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John D. Catalano, MPA

Faculty Biography Molloy College   

After spending the past 30-years as a senior healthcare executive, John Catalano joined the Molloy College faculty as a Professor of Healthcare Management.   Professor Catalano began his healthcare career as an Administrative Resident at Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute and progressed to increasingly senior positions within the hospital industry.  He then became a senior executive within the health insurance industry at Aetna, presiding over the strategic development and management of provider networks serving over 1 Million risk and plan sponsor members.  He was also a member of Aetna's mergers and acquisitions team and served as Chairman of Aetna's National Provider Payment Committee, which developed new contracting methodologies for provider networks across the United States.  John was ultimately promoted to a Market Head position, overseeing all functions for the company's largest market in the United States.  During this period of his career, he held a faculty appointment in the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. John was later recruited to establish an Office of Managed Care for NYU Health System.  As Senior Vice President of Managed Care he oversaw contracting initiatives for all NYU Health System hospitals as well as the NYU School of Medicine Faculty Practice and University Physicians Network MSO.  While at NYU he held a faculty appointment as Vice Dean for the NYU School of Medicine.  After leaving NYU, he established Catalano Consulting, LLC, a healthcare and educational consulting firm. An active member of the community, John proudly serves on the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop Hospital where he is a member of the Finance Committee, Medical Education and Research Committee as well as the Audit and Corporate Compliance Committee.  He also holds an appointment on the Advisory Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-class research institution located in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.  His previous Board appointments include South Nassau Communities Hospital, Make-a-Wish of Metro New York, where he was Chairman of Development, Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club, where he was Chairman of Annual Giving and The Heart Council of Long Island, where he was Chairman of the Board. Professor Catalano received his BA in Sociology from Adelphi University and his MPA from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a dual concentration in Healthcare Financial Management and Healthcare Management.  He graduated first in his class and earned the prestigious Lepesqueur Award for highest academic standing.  Professor Catalano is currently pursuing his Doctor of Public Health in Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.