John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
President and CEO
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) President and CEO, assumed his new position as MCW’s sixth President on July 1, 2010. He was previously Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
As MCW’s President and CEO, Dr. Raymond leads Wisconsin’s only private medical school with an operating budget of nearly $1 billion. One out of every three Wisconsin physicians is an alumnus of MCW. With approximately 5,300 faculty and staff members, MCW is the eighth largest private employer in Metro Milwaukee.
MCW is ranked in the top third of all medical schools nationwide for National Institutes of Health research funding and conducts approximately $160 million annually in externally funded research. MCW employs Wisconsin’s largest physician practice group with more than 1,500 doctors. MCW physicians care for approximately 525,000 patients annually with about 2.3 million visits at its three primary teaching hospital affiliates, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Under Dr. Raymond’s leadership, MCW is addressing Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage through the development of regional medical education campuses, and is training the pharmacists of the future. The Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay matriculated its first class of students in July 2015, and MCW-Central Wisconsin will follow suit in July 2016. MCW’s inaugural pharmacy class will matriculate in 2017 or 2018.
A practicing nephrologist who plays active roles in clinical care, teaching and faculty mentorship, Dr. Raymond also is a medical researcher studying the basic mechanisms of kidney cell function. He has published more than 140 full-length manuscripts and earned nearly $40 million of grant funding over the course of his career. Dr. Raymond joined the MUSC faculty in 1996 as the Dialysis Clinics Incorporated (DCI) Professor of Medicine. He served as Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC, from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Raymond was MUSC’s Associate Provost for Research from 2001-2006, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2002-2010. He is a peer-designated Best Doctor®, and an NIH-funded scientist.
He received his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from the Ohio State University, and performed his internship, residency, chief residency and nephrology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. After completing his training, he joined Duke’s faculty where he rose through the ranks to attain tenure.
Dr. Raymond is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and the Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. He is President of the Board of the American Heart Association of Metro Milwaukee, and served as Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2011 Milwaukee Heart Walk.
Dr. Raymond has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology, the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Assay Drug Development Technology. He was selected for membership in both the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Among Dr. Raymond’s many honors are awards for excellence in leadership, research, mentorship, service, diversity, teaching and clinical care.