Yuval Bar-Or

Yuval Dan Bar-Or, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Academic AreaFinance
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Areas of InterestFinancial Literacy, Risk Management, Investments, Wealth Management, Leadership and Decision Making

Dr. Bar-Or is an award-winning professor and founder of the Pillars of Wealth personal finance literacy initiative for doctors. He is an Associate Professor of Practice at Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School and serves as the academic director of the Flex MBA and dual degree programs. 

Dr. Bar-Or is the author of several books and a former business executive with global managerial experience. He has lectured extensively in academic, government, and corporate settings and has been quoted in various media including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Reuters, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, Hopkins Medicine Magazine, Consumers Digest, and US News & World Report, among others. As an unbiased expert in physician financial literacy, he is a sought-after speaker at physician wellness conferences and private events. 

 As a college student, Dr. Bar-Or was a member of the varsity wrestling and rugby teams, and prior to that a provincially ranked gymnast.

Education

  • Ph. D, Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, Non-Fiction Writing, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, Economics, McMaster University 
  • BA, Economics, McMaster University
  • BEng, Engineering, McMaster University

Research

    Selected publications

    Teaching

    Current
    • Corporate Finance
    • Investments
    • Financial Institutions
    • Global Immersion: Finance in Europe
    Previous
    • Fixed Income
    • Advanced Portfolio Management

    Honors and distinctions

    • Ph.D. Innovation Initiative Award, Johns Hopkins University Office of the Vice-Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, March 6, 2020 
    • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2019, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, August 6, 2019 
    • Clinical Fellows Council Award of Appreciation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2019 
    • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2018, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, August 6, 2018 
    • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2017, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, August 14, 2017 
    • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2016, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, August 12, 2016 
    • Excellence in Teaching Award 2015, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, May 20, 2015 
    • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, August 20, 2015 
    • Executive Committee member, National Capitol Chapter, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (2013-2014) 
    • Qualified for Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (2011) 
    • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (1995) 
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (1993) 

    Impact and engagement

    Business
    • Member of Investment Committee, Chestnut  Street Ventures 
    • Founder, Pillars of Wealth personal financial literacy initiative for doctors. This initiative aims to provide unbiased education to medical professionals. It provides knowledge grounded in science, countering potentially misleading information provided by finance industry salespeople. The initiative's objective is to empower doctors to make better financial decisions for themselves and their families, either by reducing reliance on financial advisors or by increasing the productivity of interactions with financial advisors.
    Policy

    Dr. Bar-Or's work aims to encourage provision of unbiased personal financial literacy education for medical professionals such as physicians and dentists.

    Community

    Dr. Bar-Or provides financial literacy education to medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, public health students, PhD students, etc., throughout the Johns Hopkins system and beyond.

    In the Media