JUN 16 – Dean Dr. John Tomkowiak, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Washington State University
John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL, is the founding dean of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. A professor of psychiatry and board certified in general psychiatry, as well as a master’s degree holder in organizational leadership,
Dr. Tomkowiak has expertise in the areas of innovation in medical education, accreditation, and transformational leadership.
Prior to his appointment at WSU, he served as the Dean of Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, as well as President of the Rosalind Franklin University Health System and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs for Rosalind Franklin University. He has held leadership roles at New York Medical College, Florida State University College of Medicine, and Southern Illinois School of Medicine; and has won numerous awards including the Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service, and the Illinois FBI National Academy Associates Citizen of the Year Award.
Dr. Tomkowiak brings deep expertise and passion to training doctors to be leaders in their communities, in personalizing medical students’ education so it is relevant to their careers, and developing physicians who are prepared to practice innovative healthcare.