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Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
Dean and Executive Vice President

Joseph Kerschner, MDDr. Joseph Kerschner became the Dean and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011. He is also Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. He maintains an active membership on numerous professional and honorary societies and is currently the President-Elect for the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He holds leadership positions in a number of other otolaryngology societies, including Program Chair of the 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media. He is the Associate Editor of International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. In addition, Dr. Kerschner provides editorial services for the leading national and international journals in otolaryngology. He has co-authored 17 books, chapters and reviews and has co-authored more than 75 peer reviewed journal publications. Dr. Kerschner has actively mentored students, residents and junior faculty. Dr. Kerschner has been a visiting professor and invited lecturer at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Kerschner has been a leader in clinical and basic science investigations, has maintained continuous funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2001, and has funding as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on three grants which total over $4.2 million in NIH/NIDCD funding.

Dr. Kerschner completed undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin, completed a general surgery internship at the University of South Florida, completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of South Florida and completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Kerschner has completed a number of executive leadership programs including the Executive Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. He has held executive leadership positions including CEO of the Children’s Specialty Group and Executive Vice President of Children’s Hospital and Health System.

Dr. Kerschner maintains an active clinical practice, is recognized as a national expert in pediatric otolaryngology and has been named to the America’s Best Doctors list for the past consecutive years.

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