Deborah (Dee) Wing, M.D., M.B.A., principal, is a renowned clinician, researcher and executive. She brings to her work in executive search a true passion for matching organizations with diverse, creative and difference-making leaders who can provide stability and clear vision in times of great uncertainty. Dee has recruited the gamut of essential leaders, from CMOs, CEOs and COOs to deans, chairs, division chiefs and institute directors. Her understanding of the complexities of the healthcare industry uniquely reflects direct care provision, coupled with pedagogical knowledge and skills and system administration.
In working for her clients, she boasts a national network of industry leaders reflecting her relationships with leading academic medical centers and governmental agencies originating in research in women’s healthcare and education. She has continued to build her impressive list of contacts through her executive search work, and has a particular affinity for advancing women and people of color to positions in which they have been traditionally underrepresented. Of note, she is a graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM).
An expert in women’s health and reproduction, Dee has led a large, multifaceted maternal fetal medicine division at the University of California, Irvine, excelling in the ability to integrate clinical care programs with disciplined clinical research. An independently funded researcher and a national leader in her field, she has numerous appointments to editorial boards, clinical research oversight groups, and national society committees. Among them, she was a member of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Board of Directors of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Editorial Board of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has recent advisory committee experience with the U.S. FDA and on an NIH Study Section for grant reviews.
Dee strongly believes in giving back to the field and supporting others in their work. She is actively involved in mentoring and fostering the next generation of leaders in academic medicine. Additionally she is a certified mediator in the state of California as well as a certified executive coach through the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, California.