Ian Schwartz, MD, named executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Froedtert & MCW health network

Milwaukee —  After an extensive national search, Ian Schwartz, MD, has been selected to serve as the executive vice president and chief clinical officer for the Froedtert & MCW health network and senior associate dean, quality, for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Schwartz will provide leadership and expertise for clinical quality and safety, disease management, care coordination, clinical integration, clinical informatics and enterprise analytics.

Dr. Schwartz most recently served as senior vice president, Clinical Operations, and chief clinical operations officer for the Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Conn. Dr. Schwartz became the inaugural executive director for Care Management at Yale New Haven Hospital and then led the Performance Improvement department and health system clinical redesign efforts. In these roles, he led operational and improvement efforts for the nation’s fifth largest hospital.

He joined the Yale Emergency Medicine faculty in 2006. From 2009-2012, he served as medical director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department, home to a Level I Trauma Center and host of more than 150,000 patient visits a year.

“Dr. Schwartz brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our health system to take clinical quality and patient care to the next level across the enterprise,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health.

Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Prior to his residency, Dr. Schwartz spent four years as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in New York City, focusing on strategy and operations for its health care and media clients.

Dr. Schwartz succeeds Jonathon Truwit, MD, who earlier this year announced his retirement.