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.
He started his academic career at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where he was the Director of the Second Year of the Curriculum as well as the Director of the Geriatric Education program. At Florida State University he served as the Education Director for Psychiatry, as well as the Director of the Year3/Year 4 Curriculum. In his first tenure at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University he served as the Associate Dean of Education, Director of Simulation, and Facilitator for the University Strategic Plan. In addition he served as the Acting Dean. At New York Medical College he served as the Vice Dean for Medical Education as well as the Director for Inter-professional Education Development for Touro College and University. Most recently he has rejoined Chicago Medical School to serve as the Dean.
Dr. Tomkowiak has expertise in the areas of medical education, accreditation and transformational leadership.
He has won numerous awards including the Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education; U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service; and the Illinois FBI National Academy Associates Citizen of the Year Award. He is a member of the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Society in Medicine.
He is married to his wife Sherri who is a practicing Psychiatrist, and has four wonderful children.