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Tony Rosales, DNP, FNP-BC

Academic Coordinator, MS in Health Care Informatics Program

Dr. Tony Rosales is the online MS-HCI Academic Coordinator. He is one of your main supporters throughout your program. Your Academic Coordinator is your go-to contact for any healthcare informatics-specific questions and curriculum.

As a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, Dr. Rosales has served as a clinician, clinic manager, entrepreneur, business consultant and business owner. He co-founded a Southern California aesthetic practice now rated as one of the Nation’s 50 largest accounts. In addition, Dr. Rosales has initiated multiple start-up healthcare ventures including rural telemedicine emergency departments, and stand-alone urgent cares.

A retired Naval officer with over 21 years active service, Dr. Rosales received his education through military advancement programs such as Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST), NROTC and Duty Under Instruction (DUINS). A retired Naval officer with a primary clinical focus in emergency care and aesthetics, Dr. Rosales has served in various leadership roles within inpatient, outpatient, telemedicine, rural, and military settings.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and 2 graduate degrees from the University of Texas. In 2017, he received his Doctorate from the University of San Diego, where upon graduation, he obtained an adjunct faculty position and continues to teach in both the nurse practitioner and health care informatics programs.

Do you have any particular areas of interest/specialization related to health care informatics?

Entrepreneurship, telemedicine and leadership.

What motivated your interest in serving on the advisory board for the MS-HCI program? What are you hoping to contribute?

To provide a clinical component from a medical provider and business owner.

What advice do you have for anyone interested in advancing their career in health care informatics?

Familiarize themselves with the field as it applies to various aspects of Health Care Informatics, such as clinical and research settings.

In your view, what is unique and exciting about USD’s MS-HCI program? How is the advisory board helping to shape the future of the program to best meet the goals of both the students and their potential employers?

The board is able to ensure that the program stays current and relative to an ever-changing field of Health Care Informatics and Data Science.

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