Prof. William Pinsky
President and Chief Executive Officer, ECFMG
Chair, Board of Trustees, FAIMER
William W. Pinsky, a Pediatric Cardiologist, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Board Chair of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), ECFMG’s nonprofit foundation. Dr. Pinsky currently is a member of the Executive Council of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
In conjunction with the WFME, Dr. Pinsky is leading the initiative to harmonize standards of medical school accreditation globally through the ECFMG FAIMER 2023 Recognition Program. Dr Pinsky is a frequent featured speaker at medical schools, regulatory agency conferences, and medical societies throughout the world. He is a recognized expert in global medical education and healthcare issues.
Prior to joining ECFMG in mid-2016, Dr. Pinsky was Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of the Ochsner Health System (OHS). He also served as Executive Vice President for Ochsner International and Professor and Head at the Ochsner Clinical School (founded by Dr. Pinsky), a U.S. partner of The University of Queensland School of Medicine in Australia. Dr. Pinsky retains an Honorary Professor title from the University of Queensland. Dr. Pinsky graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and trained at Baylor College of Medicine and at Texas Children’s Hospital. Before joining OHS, Dr. Pinsky held a number of senior academic and executive roles at Wayne State University School of Medicine (Associate Dean) in Detroit, and at the Detroit Medical Center. He has been a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, University of Nebraska, Tulane University and Wayne State University, in addition to the University of Queensland.
Dr. Pinsky has served on the Boards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers where he also served as President. Dr. Pinsky works closely with the leadership of numerous domestic and global medical education and regulatory institutions including the NBME, USMLE, FSMB, AMA, ACGME, ABMS, AHME, AIIAM, AMEE, IAMRA and WFME.
He is the founder of Racing For Kids®, a 501(c)(3) foundation that uses professional motorsports to promote the health care needs of children and children's hospitals. Dr. Pinsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians. His most recent honors include the Leadership Award for the Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences, presented by The University of Queensland in 2015, and The Founders Award, presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013.