Milwaukee (2/28/2011) - Marc Gorelick, MD, MSCE, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, associate director of Children's Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) at The Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named chief executive officer and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs – Children's Specialty Group. Children's Specialty Group is a joint venture between Children's Hospital and Health System and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
As a member of the senior leadership teams at Children's Hospital and Health System and the Medical College, Dr. Gorelick will assume responsibility for the leadership and practice operations of Children's Specialty Group and is chair of the board of directors. He will ensure the development and execution of strategic plans that align with the vision and goals of the Medical College and Children's Hospital and Health System, and is responsible for developing strategies for clinical programs and business operations for the multispecialty group practice.
A selection committee of members of the Children' Specialty Group board of directors interviewed top candidates and recommended Dr. Gorelick for approval by Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System, and Joseph Kerschner, MD, FAAP, interim dean and executive vice president of the Medical College. Dr. Gorelick will have a joint reporting relationship to Troy and Dr. Kerschner.
"I have had the great pleasure of working closely with Marc during my tenure as the CEO of Children's Specialty Group," said Dr. Kerschner. "He brings great leadership skills and strategic thinking to the table as the next leader of our pediatric practice. I know he is absolutely the right candidate to lead the practice forward and to continue to build upon the past successes of this outstanding pediatric multispecialty group."
Troy is particularly pleased with Dr. Gorelick's wide range of skills. "Marc is an experienced clinician, teacher and researcher who is dedicated to improving the health of children," said Troy. "I have confidence in Marc's ability to lead this growing group of nationally recognized pediatric specialists to leverage all of the advantages of being part of an integrated system of care."
Dr. Gorelick previously served as medical director of the department of Emergency Medicine and continues his appointment as the Jon Vice Endowed Chair in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital. He also serves as vice chair of the department of Pediatrics at the Medical College. Dr. Gorelick earned his M.D. from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Gorelick is a member of a number of professional societies including the Society for Pediatric Research, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He currently serves as the chair elect of the Section of Emergency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Children's Specialty Group, which celebrated a 10-year anniversary last summer, has more than 500 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with specific training in caring for children and helping to lead Children's Hospital's nationally recognized programs.