Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH was appointed President and CEO by the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium Board of Directors in 2013, in recognition of his contributions as a Board member and as chair of the Program Advisory Committee, his dynamic leadership as Associate Dean of the Global Health Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his high level of expertise in the field of global health.
Dr. Hargarten continues to serve as Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health, Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Hargarten is a member of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, which is an honor for those who have shown distinction and excellence in their field of study. He has received numerous awards in recognition for teaching excellence, research in injury prevention, and public service. He is the founding president of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, and a past president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, as well as having served on many expert committees and advisory task forces.
Most recently Dr. Hargarten was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. He currently serves on the IOM's Board of Global Health.
Dr. Hargarten has served on the MGHC Board of Directors since 2011, chaired the Program Advisory Committee since 2012, and has been actively involved with the work of MGHC since its inception in 1986. Over the course of many years, Dr. Hargarten has served as co-principal investigator on MGHC's emergency medicine services (EMS) training projects in Poland, Croatia, Latvia, and China.