Prof. John R. Raymond
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, assumed positions as the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) sixth President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2010.
After graduating from the School of Medicine at The Ohio State University, Raymond trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Duke University Medical Center, after which he joined the faculty and rose through the academic ranks to attain tenure. Raymond then joined the Medical University of South Carolina [MUSC] faculty in 1996 as the Dialysis Clinics Incorporated Professor of Medicine, until 2010. During this period he also served as Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC, from 1998 to 2002; MUSC’s Associate Provost for Research from 2001-2006, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2002-2010.
He has been a peer-designated Best Doctor® for many years, and an NIH-funded scientist.
A practicing nephrologist with active roles in clinical care, teaching and faculty mentorship, 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.
MCW also hosts one of the largest graduate medical education training programs in the country, with more than 900 interns, residents and fellows in 77 specialties, who receive training and provide patient care at eleven affiliated health systems. MCW also has strengthened partnerships with health systems and academic institutions throughout the region. As President, Raymond also has deepened MCW’s commitment to and ties with economically disadvantaged communities in Milwaukee.
Raymond is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and the Versiti/BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute. He is a past member of the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, a past President of the Board of the American Heart Association of Metro Milwaukee and Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2011 Milwaukee Heart Walk. 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 elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Among his many honors are awards for excellence in leadership, research, mentorship, service, diversity, teaching and clinical care.