November 4, 2013
John Tomkowiak, M.D., M.O.L., has been named the Dean for the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He started his new position on October 18, 2013.
Most recently, Dr. Tomkowiak was the vice dean for medical education at New York Medical College and director for interprofessional education development of Touro College and University.
Dr. Tomkowiak previously served for two years as the associate dean for medical affairs at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. For more than five years prior he served as the associate dean for curriculum, and was acting dean of the medical school during 2010. Prior to his tenure at Rosalind Franklin, he serves on the faculty of Florida State University College of Medicine, where he was associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science.
Dr. Tomkowiak received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, and completed his M.D. and residency training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is board certified in general psychiatry. In addition, he received his Masters of Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
He has won numerous awards including the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education; U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service; and the Illinois FBI National Academy Associated Citizen of the Year Award. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Tomkowiak and his wife Sherri, who is also a psychiatrist, have four children.