Dr. Hofschire is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist with an extensive background in academic medicine, practice management in the private setting, and health policy. He has lectured extensively on medical staff issues and their relationship to Joint Commission policies.
His academic career has included leadership positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hofschire served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for the medical center. His responsibilities there included oversight of the University Hospital and clinical activities of the medical staff. His academic title was Professor of Pediatrics. At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he served as Interim Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Preventive Medicine. As Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, he was also Director of Pediatric Cardiology for 10 years. He also has an extensive clinical and academic background in intensive care and neonatal medicine. Dr. Hofschire received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for a five-year period for his for Preventive Cardiology Academic Achievement Award.
Dr. Hofschire’s past activities have also included Chief Executive Officer of a 275-physician group where he was responsible for Joint Commission accreditation, physician practice management and managed care contracting. He has also served as part of both private and academic hospital leadership teams in dealing with financial and management issues. He has worked with JCR in physician programs in which he has detailed management issues, medical staff readiness and physician credentialing.
Dr. Hofschire’s health policy background was rewarded when he was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Health Policy. He spent 15 months working as a health policy consultant to Senator Bob Kerrey in Washington, DC. He is knowledgeable regarding health insurance and policy issues on a national basis as well as how such policies relate to the pediatric age group.
Dr. Hofschire has traveled extensively internationally, consulting in Brazil, Denmark, India and Turkey. Over the past two years he has devoted part of his time serving as a medical missionary in Georgetown, Guyana. In addition to establishing standards of care for both nursing and medical staffs at Georgetown Public Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, he practices both clinical pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He is fluent in French, and speaks German and Italian.
Dr. Hofschire has held numerous medical staff positions and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology. He has more than 60 publications, and has had numerous speaking appearances. Throughout his career, Dr. Hofschire has continued to remain active in clinical medicine.