Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz

CEO, Carl E. Gulbrandsen Chair



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As chief executive officer of the Morgridge institute for Research, I help steer the research and administrative direction of the institute, in close collaboration with our Board of Trustees, our Scientific Advisory Board and UW–Madison. I am an expert in blood coagulation and bleeding disorders and most recently served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the director of research education and career development at the university’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). With ICTR, I oversaw clinical and translational research training activities, including graduate training and scholars programs. I also served 12 years as dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and oversaw medical education with a focus on the M.D./Ph.D. program and faculty development. With the U of I, I nurtured a campus culture that valued mentoring and counted professional success of junior faculty mentees as a key component of senior mentor success. I also was a member of the faculty of UW–Madison’s department of medicine from 1983 to 1999, where my administrative and leadership roles reflected my commitment to training and mentoring young clinical scientists.


BS, chemistry, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1972

MD, Rush University in Chicago, 1977

Postdoctural Fellowship, The Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, 1979-1981

Residency, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics