Frederick Wenzel

Adjunct Faculty, Management

M.B.A., , University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
B.S., Biochemistry, Wisconsin State University

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Frederick J. Wenzel was one of the founders of the Health Care UST MBA. His teaching interests are in health care systems, management, and leadership and strategy. His research interests are in these areas, as well as group practice governance and physician compensation. He is an honorary associate in the Office of the Dean at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, past visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Colorado, past visiting professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, and past visiting professor at the School of Medicine, Texas Tech University. He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Poin, an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives..

Wenzel was executive director of the Marshfield Clinic Research and Education Foundation for 16 years and then executive director of the Marshfield Clinic for 17 years. He is an emeritus member of the clinic's National Advisory Council. He was president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association of Englewood, Col., from 1993-1996 and served on the Commission for Accreditation for Health Management Education, with two years as chair. Wenzel serves on the boards of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (Madison, Wis.), Health Quality Partners (Doylestown, Pa., chair ), past member and chair of the board of the American Cancer Society Midwest Division, a board member of Fairview Physician Associates (Minneapolis) and a member of the board of directors of the Marshfield Clinic Health Care System (Marshfield, Wis.). He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Medical Practice Management. He has received many awards and recognitions from the following organizations: the Health Care UST MBA program, the University of Colorado College of Business, the Medical Group Management Association (Harwick Award and the Paper of the Year Award) , The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (Distinguished Alumnus and the Lifetime Achievement Award) , the Directors Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the St. George Award from the American Cancer Society and the Distinguished Service Award from Health Quality Partners.

Wenzel has authored or co-authored 100+ papers in addition to speaking at regional and national conferences, and has consulted with health care organizations throughout the country. He recently co-authored The Future of Healthcare Leadership Competencies. and wrote and edited a book with Jane M Wenzel, Ph.D., entitled Fundamentals of Physician Practice Management in 2005.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 630 - 422 Overview of Health Care Sys - - - - - - - -
Description of course Overview of Health Care Sys : CRN: 43398
This course provides students with an accurate understanding of the various components of the health care system - providers, consumers, payers, third-parties - and how they interrelate. Students will learn about issues, motivations and incentives that influence all parts of the system. They will also gain an understanding of the political and social environment in which they operate.

Schedule Details

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MGMT 734 - 420 Integrative Study - - W R - - - 0730 - 1700 TMH 460
Description of course Integrative Study : CRN: 42786
You will prepare a major study of an issue or project which integrates as many of the courses as possible. The study is both written and presented to colleagues in a formal board-like setting. Restricted to Health Care UST MBA students only.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Executive Fellow, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2010 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2003 - 2010)
  • Distinguished Service Professor then Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1996 - 2003)
  • Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer, Medical Group Management Association and Center for Research in Ambulatory Health Care Administration, Englewood (1993 - 1996)
  • Executive Director, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield (1976 - 1993)
  • Executive Director, Marshfield Medical Foundation, Inc., Marshfield (1965 - 1977)
  • Director of Laboratories, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield (1953 - 1965)
  • Research Assistant, St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield (1950 - 1953)

Professional Memberships
  • ACMPE - American College of Medical Practice Executives
  • AUPHA - Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • HFMA - Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • WMGMA - Wisconsin Medical Group Managers Association
  • MGMA - Medical Group Management Association

Professional Service
  • Holzer Clinic - Physician Board Leadership Program,
  • University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation,
  • Fairview Physician Associates, Minneapolis MN,
  • Health Quality Partners, Plumsteadville PA,
  • Electronic Compliance Solutions,
  • Marshfield Clinic National Advisory Council,
  • University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point Foundation,
  • Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education,
  • St. Louis Univ Natl Advisory Council for the Department of Health Administration,
  • American Cancer Society,
  • Marshfield Clinic History Group,

Public Service
  • Marshfield Public Library Building Fund Steering Committee, Committee Member
  • The Academy of Letters and Science, University Of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Committee Chair
  • University of Wisconsin, Marshfield/Wood County Campus Building Fund, Chairperson

Major Works
  • Wenzel, F. J., & Wenzel, J. M. (2005). Fundamentals of physician practice management. Health Administration Press

Research Interests
  • Management

Awards and Honors
  • Heritage Award, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI, 2012
  • American Cancer Society Inaugural Fundraiser Hope Lodge Gala Event Honoree, 2010
  • Fritz Wenzel Scholarhip - University of St. Thomas MBA Healthcare Program, 2009
  • Leadership Award from Cohort 11 UST MBA, 2005
  • American Cancer Society St. George National Award, 2010

Presentations
  • "Policy" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, May 01, 2012
  • "Legal issues" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, April 01, 2012
  • "Public board member as leader" University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Madison, WI, March 01, 2012
  • "Strategic planning" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, March 01, 2012
  • "Quality" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, February 01, 2012
  • "Board fiscal responsibility" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, January 01, 2012
  • "Boardmanship" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, November 01, 2011
  • "Physician leadership" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, October 01, 2011
  • "From good to great" University of St. Thomas Physician Leadership College, Minneapolis, MN, January 26, 2011
  • "Leadership matters! What makes a truly effective healthcare leader?" St. Francis Regional Medical Center Leadership Retreat, Prior Lake, MN, July 29, 2010
  • "Leadership and the dysfunctional board of directors" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Denver, Colorado, October 01, 2009
  • "Academic options in healthcare management: An overview for prospective students and faculty" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Denver, Colorado, October 01, 2009
  • "Leadership and your future" University of Colorado Commencement Address Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration, Denver, Colorado, July 01, 2009
  • "Leadership and dysfunctional board of directors" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Rochester, Minnesota, July 01, 2009
  • "From good to geat" University of St. Thomas Physician Leadership College, Minneapolis, MN, January 01, 2009
  • "Health care marketing" University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2009
  • "Leadership matters: What makes a truly effective health care leader?" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2008
  • "So you want to be a teacher?" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2008
  • "From good to great" MeritCare Clinical Leadership Academy, Fargo, North Dakota, March 28, 2008
  • "From good to great" MeritCare Clinical Leadership Academy, Fargo, North Dakota, March 01, 2008
  • "History of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation" Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, March 01, 2008
  • "So you think you want a degree" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 01, 2007
  • "Faculty practitioner interactions" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 01, 2006
  • "Strategies for healthcare reform" The Minneapolis Strategy Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 01, 2006
  • "Physician leadership and responsibility in the healthcare system" St Mary's Duluth Clinic System Annual Awards Banquet, Duluth, Minnesota, September 09, 2006
  • "Mountaineering leadership skills in dealing with high altitude illnesses" Wilderness Medicine Conference, Aticokan Ontario, Canada, September 01, 2006
  • "Minute clinics -A marketing analysis from the consumers point of view" Minute Clinic Business Model Seminar - Fairview Physician Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2006
  • "Leadership challenges in healthcare" AMGA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 01, 2006
  • "The organization, governance and management of medical practice" University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2006
  • "Culture, conflict, change and communication" Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Specialists, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2005
  • "Leadership and succession planning" Cardiovascular Consultants, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 01, 2005
  • "Competencies for curriculum planning for healthcare managers" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee, October 01, 2005
  • "The leadership and management of pathology organizations" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee, October 01, 2005
  • "Operations and quality assessment" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee, October 01, 2005
  • "The dean healthcare system: Beyond the next step and the day after tomorrow" Dean Health Care Systems Board of Directors, Madison, Wisconsin, July 01, 2005
  • "Partnering for management development: Extending the learning continuum to include the healthcare community" AUPHA - Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, June 01, 2005
  • "Partnering with associations, group practices and ambulatory care organizations faculty forum" AUPHA - Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, June 01, 2005
  • "Understanding and managing physician culture and challenges" Bones Annual Conference, Miami,, Florida, June 01, 2005
  • "Crises in the emergency department" Park Nicollet Health System Clinical Board of Governors,Medical Staff Executive Committee,Medical Staff,, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2005
  • "Physician compensation" Group Health Board of Directors, Madison, Wisconsin, March 01, 2005
  • "Trends in Physician Compensation" Group Health Cooperative Medical Group, Madison, Wisconsin, November 01, 2004
  • "Teamwork and Understanding: Fundamental Competencies Needed By Practice Administrators And Physician Leaders To Work Together Effectively" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2004
  • "Competency-Based Curriculum Development in Medical Practice Management: Issues, Concerns And Future Directions" Annual Conference MGMA/AUPHA,, San Francisco, California, October 01, 2004
  • "Leadership Challenge for the Wisconsin Technical College Boards" Summer Meeting, WSTC Boards Association, Appleton, Wisconsin, July 01, 2004
  • "Physician Hospital Relationships" Louisiana Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 01, 2004
  • "Organizational And Personal Skill Sets (Competencies)," Louisiana Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 01, 2004
  • "Evidence Based Management Education for Ambulatory Care Executives Faculty Forum" Association of University Programs In Health Administration, San Diego, California, June 01, 2004
  • "Recruiting And Retaining Physicians and Practice Executives" Ohio Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, Newark, Ohio, May 01, 2004
  • "Understanding and Managing Physician Culture and Challenges" Bones Society (Orthopedic Managers) Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, May 01, 2004
  • "Commencement Address, University Of Colorado Graduate School Of Business MBA Graduation" Healthcare In Crisis-A Management Opportunity, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2004
  • "Organizational Design June 7, 2004" Glencoe Regional Health System, Glencoe, Minnesota, January 01, 2004
  • "Student/ Faculty Awards Banquet, the College of Letters and Science, the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point April 24th, 2004" The Metaphor of the Mountain, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, January 01, 2004
  • "University Of Colorado School Of Business, July 18-20, 2004" Marketing In Healthcare Organizations, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2004
  • "Physician/Hospital Relations" Carlson Graduate School Of Business,, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2004
  • "Leadership and Management Competencies" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 01, 2003
  • "Staying Healthy for a Lifetime" Healthy Lifestyles Conference, Marshfield, Wisconsin, September 01, 2003
  • "Graduate Education for Group Practice Administrators" MGMA Eastern/Southern Section Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 01, 2003
  • "University of Colorado, Jan 15-16, 2003" Issues in Ambulatory care, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2003
  • "Center for Health and Medical Affairs Physician Leadership College, University of St. Thomas Nov 13, 2003" Built to Last,, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2003
  • "University of Colorado, July 22-24, 2003" Marketing in Healthcare Organizations, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2003
  • "Leadership," American Cancer Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 01, 2002
  • "Leadership" Academy of Letters and Science Annual Convocation, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, October 01, 2002
  • "Leadership& Personal and Organizational" Mid-South medical Group Medical Group Management Association, Memphis, Tennessee, May 01, 2002
  • "Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield MO, November 16, 2002" Communication and Conflict Resolution, January 01, 2002