Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA, is an Of Counsel partner to Quick Leonard Kieffer and an accomplished physician executive. He is currently an associate professor of surgery within the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and serves at the University of Michigan as an adjunct professor and director of student engagement for the Department of Health Management and Policy in the of School of Public Health; he is also an executive in residence for the Health Management Academy and a senior advisor with Leavitt Partners.
Dr. Wolk retired in July of 2018 as the chief medical officer of the Spectrum Health system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he spent six years in positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as the chief of the Department of Surgical Specialties and the president of the medical group. Within Spectrum, a $7 billion, not‐for‐profit, integrated health system, Dr. Wolk was dedicated to physician relationships and strategies focused on delivering higher 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, the telehealth platform, care management, patient experience, and performance improvement.
Formerly a board‐certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Wolk earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as well as performing a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Wolk also holds a graduate degree in healthcare services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Dr. Wolk is an accomplished researcher with multiple publications and book chapters. He has also been recognized for his involvement with medical student and resident education, receiving a number of honors and teaching awards from the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. 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.