Waukesha physician to help lead Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Special to The Freeman

March 13, 2014

WAUKESHA The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians announced that Waukesha physician Ken Schellhase has been elected to serve as this years second vice president and legislative committee chair.

The induction of officers took place at the WAFPs 65th annual meeting on Feb. 6 in Waukesha, according to a statement. WAFP represents more than 2,500 family physicians, residents and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

Schellhase is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the medical director at Children's Community Health Plan, the statement said.

He also remains active at the Waukesha Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Schellhase is interested in improving access to and quality of care for uninsured, poor and other vulnerable patient populations, the statement said.

Schellhase joins five other Wisconsin family physicians in leading the WAFPs strategic initiatives for 2014: David Eitrheim, president; Mark Thomson, president-elect; David Deci, first vice president; Suzanne Gehl, chair; and Shanyn Lancaster, treasurer.