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Julie Schuller named ‘Woman of Influence’

Julie Schuller, MD, a member of the Society’s Board of Directors and president of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County, was selected as one of 28 “Women of Influence” by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Doctor Schuller is the executive vice president and vice president of clinical affairs at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (Centers) in Milwaukee.

Winners were chosen from 160 nominees by a panel looking for women who are “making a difference at work and in the community—someone who stands out but often believes that what she is doing is nothing special, even though it is obvious to others that it really is,” according to Mark Kass, the publication’s editor-in-chief.

Doctor Schuller won high praise for her role in helping build the Centers into a force for providing health care to some of Milwaukee’s poorest residents on the city’s south side and, more recently, in Waukesha. She joined the organization in 1995 as a primary care physician and now runs the day-to-day operations of the Health Centers. As part of her position as executive vice president she has arranged partnerships for Sixteenth Street patients to receive specialty care from three Milwaukee area health care systems: Wheaton Franciscan, Aurora Health Care and Columbia St. Mary’s.

Doctor Schuller, who also chairs the Society’s Council on Health Care Access is featured in the June 20 Milwaukee Business Journal’s special “Women of Influence” supplement. The article describes her involvement in caring for the poor as a passion that began when she was a college student and continued through her medical training. When she finished medical school, she sought a role at a clinic serving the poor, which brought her to Sixteenth Street Health Clinics.

“I feel like I’ve been given so many gifts and it’s my responsibility to give back,” Dr. Schuller said. “So that’s what I try to do.”

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