Panel Session 1 | Women’s Empowerment Forum


Day 3: Tuesday, November 13, 2018


11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Room: 120


Julie A. Freischlag


This session, “Breakthrough to Brave” will provide scenarios and vignettes that will empower woman to obtain leadership positions and be successful in their role.

Julie A. Freischlag joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in April 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 medical centers, Wake Forest Baptist includes Wake Forest Baptist Health, a growing, multi-hos-pital health system and physician network, the state-of-the-art and highly competitive Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Wake Forest Innovations, its technology transfer, commercialization enter-prise. As CEO, she has the overall responsibility for the Medical Center’s clinical, academic and innovation enterprises and its annual operating budget of $2.5B. On July 1, 2017, Freischlag became the Interim Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine and was formally appointed as Dean on February 1, 2018.

She has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. Freischlag has received numerous teaching awards, an achievement award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. She was selected to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America, as well as a Triad Power Player in 2017 by the Triad Business Journal. In addition to serving in various national and international leadership roles, she has mentored students, residents and young faculty and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from her expertise in vascular diseases, teamwork and patient safety, leadership and work-life balance to women succeeding in health professions. Freischlag has dedicated her career to serving as a role model for her students, a respected colleague across health professions, a strong community leader and a national voice for improving health and health care.


At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to identify personal tactics to promote their skills and talents to lead.

Course Outline

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