Nick Turkal, MD
2016 AAFP Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award
DFMCH Clinical Adjunct Professor Nick Turkal, MD, received the Graham award for his skills as a physician executive who has contributed to excellence in the provision of high-quality health care, and who has demonstrated that family physicians can have an impact on improving the overall health of the nation.
Dr. Turkal is the president and chief executive officer of Aurora Health Care and the former associate dean for the UW-Milwaukee campus.
“This award recognizes that you are a passionate, visionary executive who has maintained your core identity as a family physician,” wrote Dr. Filer. “You are known among your colleagues as an excellent listener and communicator, a generous collaborator, and a tireless champion for innovations in health care and medical education.”
Family Medicine Interest Group: Program of Excellence
For the second year in a row, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), led by DFMCH Clinical Assistant Professor Jacqueline Gerhart, MD, and DFMCH Associate Professor David Deci, MD, was named one of 10 Programs of Excellence nationwide.