Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs
1281 Scott Hall
Assistant's Name: Mary Beth (Asher) Campernel

Lisa Keane is the vice dean for Clinical Affairs for the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

She also is president of the Wayne State University Physician Group.

Keane previously served as vice president and chief operating officer of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, in Chicago, from 2005 to 2011. While leading NMFF, she developed and implemented a new financial framework for the practice plan, including a creative margin target approach incorporating key performance indicators, new cost allocation methodologies, group practice capital and strategic investment pools, and performance dashboard reporting. That framework promoted sustainable earnings intended for reinvestment in clinical departments and the medical school. She established a departmental review process as a mechanism for identifying performance improvement opportunities and addressing compliance with financial performance targets, in addition to designing a faculty effort reporting tool and implementing related reports and processes, including crucial clinical productivity benchmarking, compensation and productivity profiles.

In addition to her leadership experience with other universities and their practice plans, Keane has served as a consultant on physician compensation to the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has been actively involved with the AAMC for many years, including having chaired the Group on Faculty Practice, served on the GFP’s steering committee and served as a member of the “Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future 2013” advisory panel. She also served as president, vice president and treasurer of the Academic Practice Plan Directors group, a consortium of 45 of the nation’s centralized faculty practice plans.

Keane also served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer from 2013 to 2014, and as executive vice president of Clinical Practice and Business Development from 2011 to 2013, for the University of Chicago Medicine. Those roles, respectively, saw her develop affiliations, collaborations and relationships supporting growth of the clinical enterprise and leading the University of Chicago Health Plan, which served 11,000 members. She was the senior non-physician executive for the faculty practice plan and established patient-focused service standards.

As chief operating officer for Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization from 2001 to 2005, Keane oversaw the integration of 16 clinical departments into the organization, launched the Ideal Patient Experience program to improve patient service and operations in ambulatory practices and capitalized on the integration of practice activities with centralized registration and referral activities. She designed a template for departmental reviews and a physician compensation benchmarking and review process.

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