Associate Professor of Healthcare Management
Dr. Rehfus-Wilsek is a global physician with extensive experience setting up neonatal centers in at risk communities worldwide as well as an academic with international experience. In addition to teaching domestically, she has taught in Central America, the Caribbean, China, South Korea, East and West Africa, and Europe.
Moreover, her MBA has afforded her the opportunity to work in the global arena assisting in hospital/healthcare center design and operations, strategic planning, quality assurance and patient safety, and ethics and compliance, on 4 continents.
Dr. Rehfus-Wilsek has a passion for ensuring the future of healthcare professionals are as equipped as possible for this most challenging and rewarding of careers.
On a personal note, Dr. Rehfus-Wilsek grew up in the suburbs of Chicago near O'Hare airport, has two younger siblings, and has been married for 33 years. Before her healthcare endeavors, she attended the Cordon Bleu in Chicago and has worked in some of the best restaurants in Chicago, even working as the executive party chef at a prestigious hotel on the Magnificent Mile. She still enjoys the culinary arts and using cooking as her creative outlet, often making French pasties for family and friends. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with the students of Mount Saint Mary College.
MD, All Saints University School of Medicine, Major: Pediatric Clinical Medicine Minor: Neonatology
MBA, Davenport University, Major: Healthcare Management and Administration Minor: Bioethics Compliance
BS, Loyola University Chicago, Major: Biological Sciences, Minors: Biological Anthropology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Interdisciplinary Bioethics
HCM 2200 Health Care Law & Reg Compliance
Social Determinants of Health and Disease
Maternal Education to Improve Neonatal Outcomes
Medication Education Reconciliation and 30-Day Readmission Rates
Tri-Beta - Biological Honors Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
National Society of Leadership Success
American Medical Association
American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow in progress
Health Care Compliance Association Association for Medical Ethics
Achievements / Awards
2018 St Baldrick's Honored Patient Family Keynote Speaker
2015 Global Physician of the Year
2012 Volunteer of the Year Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2008 President Osler Society
2007 President Hope Dominica Hospice Organization