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.

Spring 2015 Courses
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Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
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MGMT 630 - 423 Overview of Health Care Sys See Details * *
Description of course Overview of Health Care Sys : CRN: 42995
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

Location Time Day(s)
TMH 4011201-170016 Oct '15
TMH 4010730-170017 Oct '15
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


Books and Chapters
  • 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