Jonathan Ravdin - Professor of Medicine/Microbiology/Molecular Genetics
The leadership skills of accomplished medical professional Dr. Jonathan Ravdin result from the extensive training, experience, and recognition he received over the course of his long career. Dr. Ravdin taught at the University of Virginia (UVA). Additionally, he introduced several courses to the curriculum at UVA, especially Introduction to Clinical Medicine in which all learnings was through case-oriented small groups and problem based methods. Thus, medical students at UVA voted for Dr. Jonathan Ravdin to recieve all three of the major teaching awards offered by the School of Medicine. Dr. Jonathan Ravdin also supervised the development of the curriculum at the Department of Medicine Case Western Reserve University (CRWU), including a Robert Wood Johnson funded Generalist Initiative.. During his tenure at the University of Minnesota (UMN), Dr. Jonathan Ravdin spearheaded a number of programs to expand and enhance the curriculum and administrative efficiency of his department. Dr. Ravdin’s achievements at UMN include instituting a Residents-as-Educators program, a new Global Health Program and Course, pursuing goal-oriented funding of medical education, and successfully advocating for an $8 million State budget increase for the School of Medicine and Academic Health Center. . As the Executive Vice President for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Dr. Jonathan Ravdin was responsible for a variety of achievements in many branches of the institution. He served on the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee and assisted in increasing MCW’s operating budget to nearly $1 billion. Additionally, Dr. Jonathan Ravdin oversaw all facets of graduate-level medical education at the school. He led a process to create an entirely new model of medical education that stressed independent learning, early clinical exposure, creation of Pathways offering enriched experiences for students and a integrated four year basic and clinical science curriculum. A new Medical Education Buildiung was funded and under development based upon this new program. In addition to his career leadership, Dr. Jonathan Ravdin displays an equal commitment to research and the medical profession as a whole. Accordingly, Dr. Ravdin belongs to many organizations and institutions that work to further research and medical understanding. Dr. Jonathan Ravdin is affiliated with the American Society for Clinical Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association of American Physicians. He also supported many community service efforts, including United Way of Milwaukee, the Blood Center of Milwaukee, and National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine.