Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin, oversees medical education, research, patient care, and community engagement.
Dr. Kerschner was most recently CEO of Children’s Specialty Group, a pediatric specialty group practice that is a joint venture of The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The Children’s Specialty Group represents 345 pediatric specialist physicians and 153 nurse practitioners and physician assistants. He is also the Medical College’s Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Children’s Specialty Group, and Interim Chairman and Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Science.
A board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Kerschner has served on the Medical College’s faculty since 1998. As a physician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, his clinical focus is on otitis media (ear infections), airway reconstruction in infants and children, and congenital head and neck masses and neoplasms. His research interests include identifying the genetic causes and potential new treatments for pediatric ear infections.
Dr. Kerschner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on several scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and is a recipient of NIH research grants. He has published or presented more than 100 articles, book chapters, reviews, and abstracts in professional journals or at scientific meetings.
Since 2004, Dr. Kerschner has been consistently named by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America.
After receiving his MD degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in 1990, Dr. Kerschner completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He returned to the Medical College to complete a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology.