Frederick Wenzel

Adjunct Faculty, Management

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

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Frederick J. Wenzel, MBA, FACMPE, Health care Fellow and past Assistant Professor at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas. (1996-to-date) has held visiting appointments at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.

Fritz served as Executive Director of the Marshfield Clinic Research and Education Foundation for sixteen years and then Executive Director of the Marshfield Clinic for seventeen years. During his tenure, he helped establish a Physician outreach program and the Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., a federally qualified health center providing health care to uninsured or under-insured low-income residents. He was Executive Vice President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association of Englewood Colorado from 1993-1996 and continues to work with that organization on committees and task forces. He served on the Commission for Accreditation for Health Management Education where he completed two years as chair of the Commission. He also served on the Board of Marshall Erdman and Associates (Madison, WI), the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society and currently serves on the boards of the Marshfield Clinic Health care System, (Marshfield WI), the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (Madison WI), Health Quality Partners, (Doylestown PA), and Fairview Physician Associates Minneapolis MN. He is the past president of the Academy of Letters and Science of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (Stevens Point, WI).

The recipient of numerous awards for his service, Fritz was recently named the 16th recipient of the Marshfield Clinic's Heritage award for his more than 60 years of service to health care, education and business. A nationally recognized expert in health care management, Fritz has authored more than 100 papers and several books and frequently speaks at health care conferences.

Fritz is presently interim executive director of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.

Fall 2017 Courses
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J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Visiting Professor, University of Colorado College of Business, (2000 - present)
  • Executive Fellow, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2010 - present)
  • Interim Director of Research, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, (2015 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2003 - 2010)
  • Distinguished Service 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
  • MGMA - Medical Group Management Association
  • WMGMA - Wisconsin Medical Group Managers Association

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

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

Publications

Books and Chapters
  • Wenzel, F. J., & Wenzel, J. M. (2005). Fundamentals of physician practice management. Health Administration Press

Research Interests
  • Management

Awards and Honors
  • American Cancer Society Inaugural Fundraiser Hope Lodge Gala Event Honoree, 2010
  • American Cancer Society St. George National Award, 2010
  • Fritz Wenzel Scholarship - University of St. Thomas MBA Healthcare Program, 2009
  • Heritage Award, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI, 2013
  • Leadership Award from Cohort 11 UST MBA, 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI, 2012
  • Recognition Award, Medical Group Management Association, 2014
  • Service and Leadership Award, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2015
  • Spirit of Giving, Legacy of Philanthropy Award, Marshfield Clinic - Marshfield, WI, 2015
  • Teaching Award, Executive MBA Health Administration Program, University of Colorado College of Business, 2015

Presentations
  • "Marketing Health Care" University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, July 01, 2016
  • "" , May 01, 2016
  • "Physician compensation" MentorHealth, April 01, 2015
  • "Leadership" School of Business, Edgewood College, April 01, 2015
  • "Marketing in an ACO Environment" MentorHealth - Webinar Presentation, February 01, 2015
  • "Health care marketing" University of Colorado, July 01, 2014
  • "Policy" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, May 01, 2012
  • "Legal issues" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, April 01, 2012
  • "Strategic planning" Holzer Clinic - Board Development Series, Gallipolis, OH, March 01, 2012
  • "Public board member as leader" University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Madison, WI, 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
  • "Health care marketing" University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2009
  • "From good to great" University of St. Thomas Physician Leadership College, Minneapolis, MN, January 01, 2009
  • "So you want to be a teacher?" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2008
  • "Leadership matters: What makes a truly effective health care leader?" 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
  • "History of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation" Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, March 01, 2008
  • "From good to great" MeritCare Clinical Leadership Academy, Fargo, North Dakota, March 01, 2008
  • "So you think you want a degree" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 01, 2007
  • "Strategies for healthcare reform" The Minneapolis Strategy Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 01, 2006
  • "Faculty practitioner interactions" MGMA - Medical Group Management Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, 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
  • "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
  • "Competencies for curriculum planning for healthcare managers" 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
  • "Evidence Based Management Education for Ambulatory Care Executives Faculty Forum" Association of University Programs In Health Administration, San Diego, California, June 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
  • "Understanding and Managing Physician Culture and Challenges" Bones Society (Orthopedic Managers) Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, May 01, 2004
  • "Recruiting And Retaining Physicians and Practice Executives" Ohio Primary Care Association Annual Meeting, Newark, Ohio, 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
  • "University Of Colorado School Of Business, July 18-20, 2004" Marketing In Healthcare Organizations, Denver, Colorado, 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
  • "Organizational Design June 7, 2004" Glencoe Regional Health System, Glencoe, Minnesota, 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" Academy of Letters and Science Annual Convocation, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, October 01, 2002
  • "Leadership," American Cancer Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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