2016 Best EMBAs: Manny Moquete, New York University (Stern)

 Manuel Moquete NYU SternManny Moquete

New York University, Stern School of Business

“Be creative in finding time to do homework and projects while spending time with family and friends, and still delivering at work. It’s surprising how much time you can find when you establish priorities.”

Age: 55

Location: Waldwick, NJ

Family Members: My daughters Rachel Day and Katie Moquete, and my son Nicholas Moquete

Education: Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; internship, Internal Medicine Residence and Nephrology Fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry Programs, New Jersey

Where are you currently working? President, partner and attending nephrologist, North Jersey Nephrology Associates, Wayne, NJ

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work, and Leadership Roles: Community work: Nephrologist at renal clinic for indigent patients in Paterson, NJ.

Leadership: President of my 12-nephrologist private practice in Wayne, NJ; lead multiple Joint Ventures with National Dialysis providers companies, local doctors, and hospitals in our practice area; led formation and opening of North Jersey Vascular Center LLC to provide services to our dialysis and peripheral vascular disease patient population; Currently leading the expansion of RVG Accountable Care Organization in New Jersey.

Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during business school? I’m most proud of delving into the world of business — a realm that is completely different than medicine.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? Being able to treat and help thousands of patients with kidney diseases throughout my 20-year medical career.

Favorite MBA Courses? Crisis Management, Advanced Topics in Management Communications, and Leadership Models

Why did you choose this executive MBA program? General management curriculum, diverse background of the students, and great reputation of the school and faculty.

What did you enjoy most about business school? The fact that I’m constantly learning about new fields, models, frameworks, and topics that have real and concrete applications in my medical practice and in life.

What is the biggest lesson you gained from business school? The value of leadership and communication is seen not just in the business world, but also in day-to-day life.

What was the most surprising thing about business school? How enriching, interesting and fulfilling it has been. Going through the program, I have learned business skills and tools than I ever imagined I would. It has given me a great deal of understanding and confidence in this field which has been manifested through my daily interactions at work with colleagues, office staff, hospital and dialysis administrators practically since day one. The two Global Study Tours offered me the opportunity of visiting four different countries during the last two years with my fellow classmates while meeting businesses established in those particular countries — an unbelievable experience which surpassed my expectations.

What was the hardest part of business school? Time management.

What is your best advice for juggling work, family, and education? Be creative in finding time to do homework and projects while spending time with family and friends and still delivering at work. It’s surprising how much time you can find when you establish priorities.

What’s your best advice to an applicant to your executive MBA program? Enjoy and appreciate all the opportunities it has to offer. It has been a very unique and exciting experience.

“I knew I wanted to go to business school when …” I realized the impact of Obamacare on the health care industry and I wanted to prepare myself for the industry’s changing landscape.

If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be …” Missing a great experience that has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons.

Which executive or entrepreneur do you most admire? Elon Musk for his creativity, futuristic revolutionary thinking, exceptional leadership skills, and work ethic.

What are your long-term professional goals? I aim to leverage both my clinical and business backgrounds to help in the transformation of the health care delivery system in the U.S.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? My patients give me the inspiration, motivation and strength, on a daily basis, to continue learning and building skills.

Fun fact about yourself: My first job was as a Phlebotomist, drawing blood from patients.

Favorite book: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Favorite movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Jack Nicholson

Favorite musical performer: The cast of the Broadway musical Cats

Favorite television show: Political and sports shows

Favorite vacation spot: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hobbies? Playing tennis and dancing

What made Manny such an invaluable addition to the class of 2016?

“Manny’s deep experience as a leader in health care has made him an invaluable addition to the NYU Stern executive MBA community. His 25+ years as a nephrologist and his role as the president of his practice enable him to bring a unique perspective that is at the intersection of business and health care. During his time at Stern, he has served as a strong ambassador for the program, both as a panelist at information sessions and a class visit host for prospective students, and is an active contributor to the Stern community. Manny always has a positive attitude and effectively handles the rigors of the program, professional responsibilities, and family with a high level of maturity and professionalism.”

Neha Singhal
Director, Executive MBA Admissions & Marketing
NYU Stern

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