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Jeffrey Robert Melius Kunz

educator , health care executive

Jeffrey Robert Melius Kunz, American health care executive, educator. Brittingham Foundation scholar, 1970, Marshall Commission scholar, 1971-1972; University Wisconsin Vilas Foundation fellow, 1975-1977, Scholl Medical fellow Northwestern University Medical School, 1978-1980. American Medical Association editor & manager 1977-83, VP Northwestern University Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 1983-85, Managing Partner Rehab Assoc.


Kunz, Jeffrey Robert Melius was born on January 6, 1949 in Milwaukee. Son of Robert Frank and Valerie Olsen Phyllis (Melius) Kunz.


Student, University Oslo, 1970. Bachelor with honors, University Wisconsin, 1971. Master of Arts in Administration, University Wisconsin, 1977.

Doctor of Medicine, University Wisconsin, 1977.


Assistant dean University Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 1982-1983, clinical associate professor, since 1982. Vice president rehabilitation McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1983-1985. Managing partner Rehabilitation Associates, Oak Brook, Illinois, 1985-1987.

State health officer State of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987. Chief Executive Officer Monona Grove Clinic, since 1989. President Midwest Health Systems, Inc., since 1993.

Chair/member Governor's Council Handicapped Children, Madison, 1982-1989. Director Wisconsin Public Health Association, Madison, 1987-1989.


  • 3 best selling books, taught at UW-Madison 1982-present, expert in health policy & administration, Fellow at National Academy of Medicine, Brittingham Viking, Marshall Scholar, Executive staff to UW-Madison Chancellor, adviser to 3 WI Governors, acknowledged expert/advocate for the public's health. Recognized independent monitor of good government in WI. Serves on many US for profit and non profit agencies and foundations.


book Women: How to Understand Your Symptoms
  • The FMLA Handbook: A Union Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act


  • Women: How to Understand Your Symptoms

    (Paperback. The American Medical Association. 1986 edition...)

  • Editor: Family Medical Guide, 1982 (Literary Guild award 1983), Men: How to Understand Your Symptoms, 1986, Women: How to Understand Your Symptoms, 1986, Children: How to Understand Your Symptoms, 1986. Senior editor Journal American Medical Association, 1980-1983. Member editorial board Chest Medical Journal, 1982-1985.


Executive board member University Wisconsin Memorial Union Association, Madison, since 1980. Deputy secretary Wisconsin Department Health & Social Services, Madison, 1987. Treasurer, director Monona (Wisconsin) Grove School Board, since 1992.

Treasurer Sigma Phi Educational Foundation, New York City, since 1993. Member Bradley History Preservation Foundation (trustee since 1992), Brittingham Viking Scholarship Fund (United States representative, Skal award 1994), Monona Chamber of Commerce (director since 1994), University Club.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, biking.


Married Lawren Lee Bergmann, June 16, 1973. Children: Kristin E., Karin E., Kathrin A.

Robert Frank Kunz

Valerie Olsen Phyllis (Melius) Kunz

Lawren Lee Bergmann

Kristin E. Kunz

Karin E. Kunz

Kathrin A. Kunz