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John R. Raymond, Sr., MD

President and CEO

John R. Raymond, Sr., MDJohn R. Raymond, Sr., MD, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) President and CEO, assumed the 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 approximately $1.6 billion. Half of the physicians practicing in Wisconsin is an alumnus of MCW or our residency training programs. With approximately 7,000 faculty and staff members, MCW is the fifth largest private employer in Metro Milwaukee.

MCW is ranked a Top 100 Research University in the Nation by the National Science Foundation and invests $348 million annually in research, training, teaching and related purposes. MCW employs approximately 1,780 doctors and 900 advanced practice providers who care for approximately 484,000 patients annually with about 5.1 million visits at its three primary affiliate health systems: Froedtert Health, Children’s Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Under Dr. Raymond’s leadership, MCW has addressed Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage through the establishment of regional medical school campuses and trains the pharmacists of the future via the MCW School of Pharmacy. The Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay matriculated its first class of students in July 2015, and MCW-Central Wisconsin followed suit in July 2016. MCW’s inaugural pharmacy class matriculated in August 2017.

Also under his leadership, MCW is collaborating with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF) and Royal Capital Group to build the ThriveOn King building, a cornerstone of the ThriveOn Collaboration that aims to bring economic and social benefit to the Milwaukee community. The building is expected to be completed in spring 2024. MCW also brought together Milwaukee County and the state of Wisconsin to build a forensic science building on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center grounds. Construction of the facility, which will house the Wisconsin Southeast Regional Crime Lab, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office and Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, is expected to begin in late 2023.

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 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 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 chair of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. He currently sits on Boards of Directors for Children’s Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Academy of Science, the Versiti Blood Research institute Foundation and Gulf Medical University.

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 the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Recent honors he has received include being named one of the Wisconsin Titan 100, a program to recognize a premier group of 100 CEOs in Wisconsin, and the 2020 Executive of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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