Faculty Profile

Seth Wolk

Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA

  • Adjunct Professor, Health Management and Policy

Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

He is the retired system chief medical officer of Spectrum Health, a $8 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In that role, Dr. Wolk was dedicated to physician relationships and strategies focused on delivering high-quality and more efficient care. He was responsible for the system's clinically integrated network, system quality and safety departments, clinical informatics, clinical regulatory affairs, telehealth platform, care management, patient and provider experience, and performance improvement. He also served as the President of Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty employed physician group in Michigan.

Upon retirement in 2018, he joined the Health Management Academy https://academynet.com/ as an Executive in Residence and started in the role of Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners https://leavittpartners.com/. Presently, he is Of Counsel with the executive recruiting firm Quick, Leonard, Keiffer https://www.qlksearch.com/. He also provides consulting services in Graduate Medical Education to Hospital Corporation of America https://hcahealthcare.com. He serves as a consultant with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan https://www.bcbsm.com/, and Bain Advisor Network, Bain and Company https://www.bain.com. He served as a Senior Consultant with NuBrick Partners https://www.nubrickpartners.com/ from 2019 to 2021.

Background: Formerly a board-certified vascular surgeon, he earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Following this, he performed his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wolk also has a graduate degree in health care services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Additionally, he was a physician fellow at the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety. Dr. Wolk is an accomplished researcher with multiple publications and book chapters. He has been involved with medical student and resident education and has been recognized for many honors and teaching awards from the University of Michigan Medical School and University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Additionally, he was an associate professor of surgery with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine from 2012 to 2019.

Affiliations: Dr. Wolk is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, the Central Surgical Association, the American Venous Forum and the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.

  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1983
  • MHSA, University of Michigan, 2010

Email: swwolk@umich.edu

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Areas of Expertise: Health Care