William W. Pinsky is President and Chief Executive Officer of ECFMG®. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of ECFMG’s Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).
A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Pinsky trained in Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital. Before joining ECFMG, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Ochsner Health System (OHS), a large, non-profit independent academic health system in South Eastern Louisiana. Immediately before joining OHS, Dr. Pinsky was a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, as well as a Senior Vice President within the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). At the DMC, Dr. Pinsky had numerous leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer, President of the DMC managed care affiliate, and Chief Executive of Sinai Hospital. He has also been on the Faculties of Baylor College of Medicine, University of Nebraska and Tulane University. He has been a Professor at the University of Queensland (Brisbane. Australia) and currently holds the title of Honorary Professor.
Dr. Pinsky served in recent years 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 (AIAMC). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
He has received numerous national awards including the American Hospital Association Mathew Gay Award, the AIAMC Ethel Weinberg Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (Cardiology) Founder’s Award.
Dr. Pinsky is also the founder of Racing for Kids, a 501c3 foundation dedicated to using professional motorsports to promote the health care needs of children and children’s hospitals.