George C. Mejicano received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1990. After finishing his post-graduate clinical training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, he became – and remains – board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His clinical interests include travel medicine, antibiotic resistance, and emerging infectious diseases. From 2003-2004, he served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, he served as the Interim Head of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin from 2007-2008.
In 1996, Dr. Mejicano received a Master of Science degree in adult and continuing education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His educational interests include needs assessment and educational outcomes and he has done research on physician assessment and how education can lead to improvements in medical practice. In 2002, he was awarded the W.C. Felch / Wyeth-Ayerst Award for Research in Continuing Medical Education (CME) by the Alliance for CME. In addition, Dr. Mejicano has received teaching awards from the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Madison Campus, and the University of Wisconsin System.
Dr. Mejicano currently serves as the Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development and is also the Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) at the University of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, OCPD has twice been recognized for its creation and leadership of ground breaking initiatives that have set the standard for multi-institution collaboration in continuing medical education. He is a sought after speaker who has given many national and international presentations related to continuing education. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and is the recipient of the Robert Razkowski “Hero Award” from the ACCME. In addition, he is a CME consultant for the American Board of Medical Specialties At present, he sits on the Board of Directors and is the current President of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education.