Jeffrey E. Grossman, M.D., Professor
Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Jeffrey Grossman is a career-long faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. He serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as President and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the group practice organization for more than 1000 faculty physicians. In these roles he has responsibility for the quality of clinical care delivered by the faculty of the UW SMPH, the financial health of the clinical enterprise, and the interface between patient care and the SMPH's missions of research and education. He has served in other administrative positions, including Vice President for Medical Affairs at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Physician-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center.
Over the past ten years, Dr. Grossman has been involved in fostering the evolution of a traditional Department-based academic health center (AHC) practice model toward a more integrated practice model with roots in the community, as well as in academia. This is a transition that he believes will be critical to the future viability of many AHCs, and which he is working to sustain and nurture at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is committed to the idea that the successful academic health center of the future will play a central role in translating knowledge into improved healthcare organization, policy, delivery, and population health. Working with David Kindig, PhD, MD of the Department of Population Health Sciences, he was instrumental in securing funding for the inception of the Health Innovation Program.
He remains an active clinician and teacher, with particular interests in the pathophysiology of critical illness, the ethics and practice of end-of-life care, and transformation of our model of medical care.
John J. Frey III, M.D., Professor
Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Frey is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and public Health and served as Chair from 1993 to 2006. He has been involved in a variety of administrative roles in Wisconsin - serving on the Board of Directors of the UW Medical Foundation, Chair search committees, advisory committees for the Medical School and with the Wisconsin Partnership Program and on Committees of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. For nine years Dr. Frey was editor of FAMILY MEDICINE, the academic journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the North American Primary Care Research Group. He continues to serve as a reviewer for a number of national and international journals. In 2006, he was named Editor of the Wisconsin Medical Journal. He has twice served on the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine, 1987-90 and 2003-2007 and is on the Board of Curators for the Center for the History of Family Medicine and General Practice. He served as President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine during the 1998-99 academic year and spent three years on the Board of Directors of the Society. He has received the Recognition Award, the Presidential Award, and the F. Marian Bishop Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He has published articles on a wide range of topics, including health workforce issues, graduate and undergraduate education, management of common clinical problems, and the social history of family medicine.
Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Frey was a professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina Medical School, where he directed the fellowship program in family medicine for eight years. He taught in fellowship programs in areas of professional communication, professional development, and medical humanities. Dr. Frey co-edited The Handbook for the Academic Physician with William McGaghie PhD. He was acting chair in Chapel Hill for 16 months and was Vice Chair for 6 years. He also worked with medical student programs as a course director and advisor to students, taught residents and ran workshops and courses on medical humanities. He was a member of the original steering committee of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University from 1990-93. He was a Kellogg National Fellow from 1984-87 and a Lyndhurst Prize recipient from 1989-92. Dr. Frey was also a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine where he was involved in developing a network of residency training sites in New England and practiced at the Family Health and Social Service Center, a neighborhood health center in Worcester.