As healthcare is undergoing turbulent changes due to economic instability and the need for a stable medical infrastructure, Uriel Medical Foundation strives to ensure that the focus of health remains on wellness and prevention, not solely on the means to distribute care.
The vision of Uriel’s Medical Healthcare Division is to enhance health and wellness by supporting research on preventative medicine and quality and safety initiatives in healthcare systems.
Healthcare Advisor: Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS
Dr. Wisco is a board-certified dermatologist and has completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship under Donald J. Grande, MD, the first Mohs Surgeon in Boston, MA, along with a Melanoma Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Much of Dr. Wisco’s medical career has been in the military, where he has served over 20 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. He has also previously served as a part-time Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Emory University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Currently, Dr. Wisco is in private practice and is still actively involved in the military and serves as the Commander of the Oregon Air National Guard’s Nuclear/Biological/Chemical emergency medical response team.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wisco has been heavily involved in healthcare improvement initiatives primarily through the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), and the American Medical Association’s National Quality Registry Network (NQRN). Most significantly, his work guided the development of the AAD’s national performance measurement system and data registry (DataDerm) for all of dermatology.
Dr. Wisco’s interest in healthcare performance improvement parallels his clinical research interest of understanding the risk factors that lead to high-risk skin cancer and advanced melanoma in order to improve care processes and promote health. With his research/performance improvement interest, informatics background, and policy work, Dr. Wisco is dedicated to exploring methods to integrate patients, clinicians, health systems, and city governments to drive the creation of healthy sustainable communities.