Louis Rubino, Ph.D., FACHE, is Professor and Director of the Health Administration program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In the community, he serves as a governing board member at St. Francis Medical Center and is Chair of their Quality and Patient Safety Subcommittee. Prior to go into academia, Dr. Rubino had a twenty year management career as a hospital administrator and health system executive. His last position was as Vice President of Paracelsus Healthcare, a public hospital management company based in Houston, Texas. Dr. Rubino was in charge of the operations of their California facilities (eleven acute care, four skilled nursing). Concurrently, he taught part time at the following schools: UCLA, USC, Cal State University, Northridge and Cal State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Rubino received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California in 1976, a Master of Science in Healthcare Management at California State University, Los Angeles, in 1979, a Master of Public Administration in 1985 and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1990. His expertise is the operations of acute hospitals particularly their leadership and governance and international health care reform particularly China’s health care system. He holds four visiting professorships in the People’s Republic of China. He is a recertified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.