Andrew T. Filak, Jr., M.D. is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Vice President for Education for UC Health. From August 2010 through June 2011 he served as Interim Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs for the University. In his capacity as Senior Associate Dean his responsibilities include oversight of the Offices of Medical Education, Student Affairs and Admissions, Graduate Medical Education, Continuous Professional Development (CME), , and Diversity. Dr. Filak serves as the Designated Institutional Official for GME for University Hospital/UCCOM where he is Vice President for Medical Education and Associate Chief of Staff.
In January 2009 Dr. Filak was appointed as the founding Chair of the College of Medicine’s Department of Medical Education. He holds academic appointments as Professor of Family Medicine and of Medical Education.
Dr. Filak received his M.D. degree from George Washington University and his training in Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Prior to returning to UC to join the Family Medicine faculty, he was in practice in a rural community in Ohio and served as medical director of a network of health centers. Upon his return, he served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Training Program.
Dr. Filak continues to practice Family Medicine, teach medical students and residents, and serve on many national, state, and university committees. In 2011 he was appointed to the Advisory Panel on Medical Education of the Association of Medical Colleges. In April 2011 he was installed as president of the Association for Hospital Medical Education. Dr. Filak is an alumnus of the Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in Medical Education. He serves on the board of directors of the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and has been appointed as a member of the ACGME Institutional Review Committee. He was the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Ohio Academy of Family Medicine in 2003 and the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2009. In 2012 he was presented with the Award for Excellence by the University of Cincinnati.