Faculty Profile

Steve H. Nelson, M.B.A., MHSA

Steve H. Nelson, M.B.A., MHSA

Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Steve Nel­son is the Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG), the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois. 

For more than 30 years, Steve has been ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing the health­care sys­tem for both patients and clin­i­cians through his expe­ri­ences at both pay­er and provider orga­ni­za­tions. Pri­or to join­ing DMG he served as the CEO of Unit­ed­Health­care, a $190 bil­lion divi­sion of Unit­ed­Health Group. Dur­ing his 15-year tenure, he served in key lead­er­ship posi­tions in both the Com­mer­cial and Gov­ern­ment busi­ness­es and drove efforts that result­ed in increased growth, employ­ee engage­ment and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion. Steve also brings to bear sig­nif­i­cant provider expe­ri­ence hav­ing served in a vari­ety of exec­u­tive roles with Hen­ry Ford Health System.

Steve and his family are active in their com­mu­ni­ty and the out­doors. Steve, him­self, is an avid triath­lete and five-time IRON­MAN fin­ish­er, includ­ing the IRON­MAN World Championship.

HMP 680 - Leadership in Private and Public Sector Health Care

  • M.B.A., University of Michigan, 1988
  • MHSA, University of Michigan, 1988
  • B.A., Portland State University, 1984