Dr. Dirk Steinert

Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Steinert has over 25 years of clinical practice. He is an active clinician, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and has held various clinical leadership positions, primarily with the Ascension system in Wisconsin.
He is the Medical Director, Quality Specialty Care, for Ascension Medical Group. Previously, he was President of Medical Staff at Community Hospital of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ill., and Chief Resident for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics while at Tulane University. Dr. Steinert also served as Medical Director of Population Health and Chair of the Clinical Practice Council of Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital, prior to the merger into Ascension Wisconsin. He has also developed knowledge in population health through his involvement as Medical Director for two skilled nursing facilities and as medical advisor for two school districts.
Dr. Steinert supports research in medical devices, medications and clinical work, including advanced care planning for patient-centered outcomes.
Dr. Steinert founded Steinert Consulting LLC, supporting clients in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as home health and nursing, with clinical advice. He serves on the board of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and serves on an advisory panel for the Wisconsin Research Education Network. He also is a co-lead for the Ascension Medical Group of Wisconsin Quality Safety and Regulatory Committee, and sits on the Ovation Health Ethics Board.
Dr. Steinert received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago, did his residency at Tulane University in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is certified in Management of Healthcare Delivery from the Harvard Business School. He is currently enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business.


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