Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD, MEng

Tenured Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Elizabeth Teisberg is a tenured professor of business at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, and a Senior Institute Associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Her expertise is in Strategy and Innovation. Prof. Teisberg speaks and works internationally on innovation for dramatic improvement in health care value, actively implementing Redefining Health Care. She has developed frameworks and cases to enable the implementation process.

Redefining Health Care received the American College of Healthcare Executives 2007 James A. Hamilton book of the year award. At UVA, Prof. Teisberg also received the Frederick S Morton Leadership Award in 2004 and the Wachovia award for research excellence in 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at the Darden, she was an associate professor in the Strategy Group at the Harvard Business School.
In addition to Redefining Health Care, Prof. Teisberg coauthored with Michael Porter five articles on health care, as well as a Harvard Business Review Special Report 'Fixing Competition in U.S. Health Care.' Profs. Teisberg and Porter have also developed courses on Health Care Delivery that they co-teach at Harvard. At UVA, Prof. Teisberg teaches Innovation and Health Care Management. She also teaches executive education at both Harvard and UVA, as well as on-site for companies and organizations. Professor Teisberg's earlier projects have analyzed strategy in medical device and biotech companies, real options, research and development decisions, medical innovation, and strategic response to uncertainty.

Prof. Teisberg is the author or coauthor of over 50 cases and articles in professional publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Science, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science, Research-Technology Management, and Interfaces. As well, she is the coauthor of The Portable MBA, which has been published in five languages.
Professor Teisberg earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering-economic systems from the Stanford University School of Engineering. She also holds a master of engineering in systems science from the University of Virginia and an A.B. degree, summa cum laude, in political science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Teisberg lives in Charlottesville, Virginia