Russell G. Robertson, MD

Dean, Chicago Medical School
Vice President of Medical Affairs


Russell G.Robertson, MD, is Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He was recruited from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he served as professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at and chair of family medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.He joined the Chicago Medical School’s leadership in March 2011 and the Feinberg School’s leadership in October 2005.  He holds a B.A. in elementary education from Michigan State University and an MD from Wayne State University.  He completed his family medicine residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan before joining the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee. He was recruited from MCW, where he had served as interim chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and most recently as the associate dean for faculty affairs.  He began his professional career as an elementary and junior high school teacher in suburban Detroit.

Dr. Robertson was one of 17 physicians nationwide appointed to the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in2003.  Now chair of the Council since2008, Dr. Robertson and his fellow members advise Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to physician supply and distribution.  In this capacity he has been invited to serve on a number of national and international workforce bodies.  Dr.Robertson completed his term on COGME in March of 2012.

Dr. Robertson’s interest in medical education hasevolved to an international level.  He was the Director for Global Education for Northwestern’s Center for Global Health and looks forward to supporting CMS students with interests in global health.  He also served as president of the board of Hillside Healthcare International, which supports a clinic in Punta Gorda, Belize, Central America.

Dr. Robertson also holds a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics.

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