Ascension Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer named Distinguished Internist of the Year
Ascension Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Douglas J. Reding, MD, MPH, FACP, has been recognized as the American College of Physicians – Wisconsin Chapter (ACP-WI), Distinguished Internist of the Year.
Presented annually, the Distinguished Internist of the Year Award honors exceptional effort and contribution to the science and art of internal medicine in keeping with the ideals and mission of the American College of Physicians. This award recognizes Wisconsin chapter Fellows for their remarkable achievements in medical practice.
Dr. Reding was nominated by Don Lee, M.D., Medical Director of Quality and Safety, Hospital Based Care, Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin.
“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Reding as a superb physician that is well-loved by patients and staff alike,” said Lee. “He is an outstanding administrator that blends innovative ideas with a common-sense approach and has worked tirelessly to increase access in the northern areas of Wisconsin while making great strides in the areas of hospital and clinic operations throughout the entire State.”
A practicing oncologist since 1986, Dr. Reding earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine. Following graduation, he completed an internship at the University of Kansas College of Health Sciences and Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, where he also completed a residency program in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Hematology and Oncology.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Wisconsin, Dr. Reding serves as a member of the System Leadership Team for the state, providing leadership for creating and maintaining key service lines, driving utilization management, providing clinical vision for both strategic and tactical planning and engaging with physicians and clinical staff across the state to enhance education, coaching, and career development opportunities.
“It is an honor to receive this award at a luncheon named after a great Internist and mentor Dr. George Magnin,” said Reding. “I want to thank ACP-WI for this award and have been fortunate to work for organizations that provided care to all regardless of ability to pay. I was also fortunate to work for organizations that valued medical education and clinical research to improve the quality of care for patients we serve.”
Reding also offered his thanks to his family for their support over the many years of his career along with the patients and families, dedicated staff and colleagues and administrators over the many years of his career.
The ACP-WI Chapter recognized the teaching, research, service and leadership accomplishments of distinguished internal medicine physicians at the George Magnin Awards Luncheon during the 63rd ACP-WI Annual Scientific Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, September 8th.