MILWAUKEE (10/10/2011) - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and The Medical College of Wisconsin have named Timothy Schum, MD, medical director of the Downtown Health Center. In his new role, Dr. Schum will provide medical leadership for the center, 1020 N. 12th St., Milwaukee. The Downtown Health Center was established in 1984 as a joint venture between Children's Hospital and the Medical College to improve health and advance health equity for the most vulnerable children in Milwaukee through an academic medical home that focuses on high quality, integrated, conveniently located care and pediatric residency training.
Dr. Schum completed his medical degree at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He also completed his internship, pediatric residency and fellowship in medical education at the Medical College. He is an associate professor at the Medical College and a member of Children's Specialty Group. He is board certified in Pediatrics (lifetime certification).
Dr. Schum, father of five, lives in West Allis with his wife.
For more information about the Downtown Health Center, visit chw.org/dhc.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, founded in 1894, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It has been named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital has been redesignated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a national honor that recognizes nursing excellence. Private, independent and not-for-profit, the hospital serves children and families from Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northern Illinois and beyond. Children's Hospital is the flagship member of Children's Hospital and Health System. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.
About Medical College of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state's only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and service. Approximately 1,200 students are enrolled in the Medical College's medical school and graduate school programs. A major national research center, it is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY 2009 -10, faculty received approximately $161 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which $148 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, College faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,250 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 400,000 patients annually.