Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson, campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin
Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, assumed her position in August 2014. She was previously Director of the Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
As Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin, Dr. Dodson provides overall leadership and management of MCW’s regional medical school in Central Wisconsin and serves as the primary liaison for our health system, academic and community partners in that locale – as well as with MCW’s Milwaukee campus.
Dr. Dodson graduated from Lewis and Clark College (Oregon) in 1981 and received her MD degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1988. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and was selected to be Faculty Fellow and Chief Resident her last year. Dr. Dodson then practiced family medicine for seven years in the frontier community of John Day, Oregon, where she and her partners hosted medical students and residents. Upon returning to the OHSU in 1999, Dr. Dodson became Clerkship Director for the Rural and Community Health Clerkship and developed the Oregon Rural Scholars Program. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Dodson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, the University of Wisconsin Marathon County campus Foundation Board, and the Board of Directors, United Way of Marathon County. She has joined the Wausau Rotary Club, is a member of the Wausau Chamber of Commerce, and she and her husband are proud members of the Wausau Curling Club.
Dr. Dodson is a tireless advocate for student education and for care to rural and other populations. Among her professional goals is to create and sustain the healthcare workforce needed to provide healthcare to rural and other non-urban populations. She has demonstrated her commitment to this through excellence in teaching, mentoring students, and providing clinical care and practice relief for rural physicians. Her leadership has been recognized by the receipt of several awards, including the Oregon Family Physician of the Year in 2009.