Dr. William McDade, MD, PhD
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Dr. William A. McDade is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), leading the organization’s internal and external diversity and inclusion activities. He focuses on national initiatives to diversify and include underrepresented groups throughout the medical education continuum with the goal of providing physicians with the knowledge and skills required to serve the American public in humanistic environments where clinician and patient well-being is promoted.
Dr. McDade has served as a professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago, where he completed terms as Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues and as Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to his role in ACGME, Dr. McDade served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. McDade has also served as President and Chair of the Boards of Trustees of both the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society. A recipient of the 2012 Chicago Medical Society Physician of the Year Award, Dr. McDade was named a senior scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence in 2013, and in 2016, was recognized by the University of Chicago Alumni Association for Distinguished Service.