Leadership for Health Sciences Research, Education and Quality Care

As a trusted strategic partner, WittKieffer possesses a deep understanding of the tremendous challenges facing organizations in the health sciences and academic medicine. To continue setting the standard for world-class patient care, community service, teaching and innovation, today’s leaders in this sector must model strength and stability while championing medical and health sciences education; basic, clinical and translational research; and faculty retention and recruitment.

Our understanding of client challenges greatly informs the approach our expert consultants take in finding outstanding university hospital and independent academic medical center executives, including university hospital CEOs and other C-suite leaders, deans, chairs and division and section chiefs. We also tap our vast network of contacts to identify high-potential candidates and perform in-depth interviews to ensure we match clients with leaders who can manage disruption and drive organizational success.

Our Clients in Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Include:

  • Academic health systems
  • Allied health schools
  • Faculty practice plans
  • Health sciences centers
  • Independent academic medical centers
  • Medical schools
  • Research institutes
  • University hospitals

Success Story

Richelle Webb Dickson - Chief Operating Officer, Froedtert Hospital
Richelle Webb Dixon Announced as Froedtert Hospital COO

In September of 2019, Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee completed a thorough plan for succession across its C-suite, which resulted in the need to identify and hire a new Chief Operating Officer within the coming year. After partnering with WittKieffer on a nationwide search, Froedtert announced the hiring of Richelle Webb Dixon as its new COO on May 1, 2020. Ms. Webb Dixon previously was system vice president for CommonSpirit Health in Denver. She is a past president of National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE), a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves on numerous boards.

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Our expert consultants understand the structure of academic and clinical enterprises and their tripartite missions of teaching, research and patient care. Practice leader Kimberly Smith can answer your questions about our services and capabilities.

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