William McDade, MD, PhD
William McDade, MD, PhD is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Prior to that, he was EVP/Chief Academic Officer for the Ochsner Health System; Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs for the Pritzker School of Medicine; and, Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues for the University of Chicago. He is founder of the James E. Bowman Society at the University of Chicago whose focus is on achieving diversity in academic excellence and the elimination of health inequities. Dr. McDade has been a past-president of the Chicago Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, Cook County Physicians Association, and the Prairie State Medical Society. He has served as Chair of the National Medical Association’s Anesthesiology Section and the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education. He served on the US Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. Dr. McDade has been a member of the Coalition for Physician Accountability; a board member for the National Board of Medical Education; and, the ACGME, where he chaired the Taskforce on Diversity in Graduate Medical Education. He has just completed a term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Joint Commission. Dr. McDade is a board-certified Anesthesiologist having graduated from the Prizker School of Medicine and earning a PhD in Biophysics and Theoretical Biology. He completed his internship in internal medicine at UChicago and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of AOA and the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.