Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, Chief Academic Officer of Atrium Health Enterprise, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2021 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal.
The journal says Freischlag is a Power Player because she “successfully balanced managing the needs of the pandemic with furthering projects to improve health care in Winston-Salem and beyond. As CEO of the rebranded Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Freischlag is overseeing the construction of a critical care tower in Winston-Salem. As dean of Wake Forest’s medical school, she continues to expand its presence in Charlotte. Recently, the new campus was approved for third- and fourth-year students to begin classes there next year and is still on track to fully open in 2024. The medical school also saw an increase in applications and has its most diverse first-year class to date.”