Dr. William J. Hueston, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
William J. Hueston, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), assumed his position in 2013. He was previously at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 1997-2012.
As Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Hueston provides vision and leadership in the education of medical students, for the infrastructure required to support successful recruitment, admissions, matriculation and graduation of high-achieving medical students, for the integration of our regional medical schools with our existing educational program, and in identifying collaborations with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Hueston received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and chemistry from Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1979 and his MD from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1983. He completed a residency in Family Practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986 and a fellowship in Family Practice Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1992.
For the first seven years of his career, Dr. Hueston served as the Medical Director for a rural health center in Frenchburg, Kentucky. From 1993-1997, Dr. Hueston served on the residency faculty of the Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program, where he also served as program director from 1995-1997. Concurrently, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as Associate Chair from 1995-1997. In 1997, Dr. Hueston was named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Hueston has served on the Research Committee of the American Academy of Family Physicians (serving as Chair in 1995), the Commission on Research and Scientific Affairs of the AAFP, and on the Commission on Education. From 2001-2005, he was a member of the board of directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and represented that organization on the Association of American Medical Colleges' Council on Academic Societies. He has served as President and Board Chair of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and President of the Charleston County Medical Society.
During his career, Dr. Hueston has been an active researcher. He has received federal support from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Health Resources Services Administration. He has published more than 100 original research articles and written numerous book chapters and has participated on national panels on quality of care involving maternity care and hypertension.