Members of our Advisory Council offer LCMS+ an exceptional complement of skills, insights and expertise to augment our strengths and help us capitalize on opportunities for strategic growth.
Dr. Edward G. Buckley
Vice Dean, Medical Education
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Duke School of Medicine
Dr. Buckley is currently the Banks Anderson, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at Duke School of Medicine. He was the Chief of both the Pediatric and Neuro-ophthalmology services for many years. In his role as Vice Dean for Education for the School of Medicine, he oversees all of the student education programs including the PA, DPT, Pathology Assistant and Masters of Clinical Research, Biostatistics, and Clinical Leadership. Dr. Buckley has been involved with the development of the Duke-NUS Medical School education program since 2001 and currently co-chairs the Academic Committee. He is the director of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program at Duke and has trained over 45 clinical and 10 research fellows.
Dr. Buckley has served as President of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Chair of the Section of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of the American Orthoptic Society, and will be the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of AAPOS. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from both the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and AAPOS.
Colleen O. Grochowski, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education
Duke School of Medicine
With more than 30 years of experience in health sciences and medical education leadership, Dr. Grochowski is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing renewal of the Duke School of Medicine’s innovative four-year curriculum. She also is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the Foundation for Excellence curriculum in Duke’s graduate medical school in Singapore (Duke-NUS).
Dr. Grochowski participated in the development of LCMS+ and its automated model for the rational distribution of funding for Duke’s integrated curriculum. She facilitated the implementation of a new curriculum at Duke which has been instrumental in the adoption of team-based learning. She also has worked collaboratively with colleagues across the University to create resources and programs for faculty interested in health professions education. This work culminated in the creation of the Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD), launched in 2013.
Dr. Grochowski is also founder of the Inter-professional Collaboration in Education group at Duke University which fosters collaboration among the graduate health professions programs at Duke. In 2001, she received the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Innovation in Medical Education.
Dr. Michael L. Schwartz
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Yale School of Medicine
Michael Schwartz is the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Schwartz received his PhD. from George Washington University and has been a member of the Yale Department of Neurobiology faculty since 1985. He is the Director of Medical Studies in Neurobiology and is also the Director of the Medical Neurobiology course.
Dr. Schwartz is currently responsible for the oversight and development of the Yale School of Medicine curriculum and for ensuring that the school meets all accreditation standards. He oversees the approval and implementation of curricular innovations in pedagogy and is the leader of the Yale School of Medicine Strategic Planning Team charged with implementing a new medical school curriculum. Dr. Schwartz has been a featured expert and consultant in Apple’s Standout Schools Live Webcast series and is on the advisory board of MacHealthcare.
The research in his laboratory is focused on the organization and development of the mammalian cerebral cortex, the influence of prenatal and neonatal experiences on the final organization of these regions and the impact on behavioral function.
K. Michael Munsch
Mike Munsch has served as COO for several companies, including Advanced Digital Systems, ViOS and MercuryMD, where he orchestrated a successful acquisition by Thomson/Reuters Corp (later Thomson/Reuters Healthcare). Mike was President and CEO of ATCOM Business Telephone Systems, recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. He has extensive experience in venture financing, operations, positioning, recruiting and developing management teams and creating business blueprints focused on strong revenue growth and market supremacy.
Mike is a past chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the Southeast. He also served as chair of the TriState Investment Group (TIG) II and III.
Mike received his MBA from Boston University. He achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Signal Corps officer and helicopter pilot. Mike is currently an adjunct professor in economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he teaches a capstone course in Commercial Venture Creation.
Mark has held senior leadership roles in client services, software development, product management, technology, operations and professional consulting and analytic services for both early-stage companies and large organizations. Currently General Manager for a technology company providing web-based health plan marketplaces, Mark previously led consulting, analytics, account management, implementation, technical support and training for Truven Health Analytics (formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson/Reuters). He assumed these responsibilities after Thomson/Reuters acquired MercuryMD, an early-stage clinician rounding and surveillance technology company where Mark was Chief Technical Officer.
Mark was Director of Business Intelligence for SAS Institute, the largest private software company in the world, managing development of web-based business intelligence offerings. Mark also held VP positions in the executive team that grew Solomon Software into a successful mid-market ERP software company with over 50,000 customers worldwide (currently part of Microsoft Business Solutions).
Mark received his MBA from the University of Wyoming and has a keen interest in entrepreneurial activities.