Jonathan R. Ravdin, M.D.
Dr. Jonathan Ravdin is widely recognized for contributing seminal research on the molecular mechanisms by which Entamoeba histolytica, an enteric protozoan parasite that is highly endemic world-wide, causes invasive amebiasis (colitis and liver abscess), and how humans develop an effective mucosal immune response. His work has lead to the development and study of an experimental vaccine designed to prevent infection and, potentially, eradicate this disease. Dr. Ravdin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. As a chairman of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Ravdin led the department to become one of the top research departments in the United States and a national leader in training subspecialty physicians. As a researcher, Dr. Ravdin authored or co-authored more than 270 articles, abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Ravdin received his MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is married to Marcie Christensen Ravdin. They have four children.
John R. Raymond, Sr., M.D.
President and CEO
Dr. Raymond is a practicing nephrologist who plays active roles in clinical care, teaching, and faculty mentorship. He is also a medical researcher studying the basic mechanisms of kidney cell function and has published over 130 full-length manuscripts and has received more than $38 million in competitive extramural funding. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from the Ohio State University, and performed his internship, residency, chief residency and nephrology fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center. After completing his training, he joined Duke’s faculty where he rose through the ranks to attain tenure. In 1996, he moved to the Medical University of South Carolina as the Dialysis Clinics Incorporated (DCI) Professor of Medicine. He served as Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC, from 1998 to 2002. He was MUSC’s Associate Provost for Research from 2001-2006, and was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2002-2010. At the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Raymond has spearheaded the expansion of our medical school and creation of regional campuses in central Wisconsin and Green Bay; supported development of a novel new accelerated medical school curriculum; driven closer financial and strategic alignments with Froedtert Health and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; and initiated numerous partnerships and collaborations.
John R. Raymond, Sr., M.D.