Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education
Michael Chris Decker, MD, MPH

M. Chris Decker, MD

Member, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute


  • Kern Institute
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Academic Appointments/Other Titles

  • Chief Transformation Officer, Medical College Physicians Group (MCP)
  • Professor, Emergency Medicine

By partnering with all of the Kern Institute Pillars, as well as an array of departments throughout the MCW health system, Dr. Decker leads groups through innovation using human centered design methodology and the tenets of the entrepreneurial mindset. He developed and leads the annual Kern Institute Transformational Ideas Initiative, which advances ideas put forth by students, faculty and staff to transform medical education through the Triple Aim of Medical Education: Character, Competence and Caring. He is also the Chief Transformation Officer of the Medical College Physicians, where he works with leaders at all levels to develop problem solving skills (process improvement, change management, leadership behaviors) and to think innovatively.

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