Dr. Oscar John Ma maintains an active life in healthcare despite retirement from full-time practice as an emergency physician. In addition to maintaining an active volunteer life and other medical positions, he focuses on healthcare innovations and best practices.
As a healthcare consultant, Dr. John Ma assists extensive medical facilities with quality improvement and patient safety. Additionally, he is a journalist.
Dr. John Ma began his college education at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981. From 1981 to 1986, he earned a bachelor of arts. Through the university's Junior Year Abroad Scholarship Program, a year was spent abroad at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England. After graduating from 1986 to 1990, he pursued his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Beginning with an internship in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., from 1990 to 1991, the postgraduate training was highly diverse. John Ma began his residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1991. From 1993 to 1994, he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Oscar John Ma's expertise throughout his medical career opened the door to numerous new management opportunities. From 2001 to 2012, management-related training was completed at various times.
Additional coursework included physicians in management, hospital department chairs, and lean leader training. John Ma earned a certificate in Executive MBA Essentials and participated in workshops for new and aspiring chairs and a physician leadership academy.
John Ma's medical career spanned more than three decades and included numerous research opportunities, studies, and advancements in hospital team leadership.
His first position was as a member of the University of North Carolina Hospitals' attending staff in Chapel Hill. John Ma immediately assumed the position of medical director at Carolina Air Care. Within a year, he was appointed director of emergency ultrasonography and residency research director in the Department of Emergency Medicine.