Who we are
At Furst Group, we are in our fourth decade of providing talent and leadership solutions to the healthcare and insurance industries. We invite you to learn more about our respected team.
Seth Wolk, MD, MHSA
Seth Wolk, MD, is a retired System Chief Medical Officer of Spectrum Health, a $7 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. Additionally, he served as the President of Spectrum Health Medical Group. In those roles, Seth was dedicated to physician relationships and strategies focused on delivering high-quality, effective, and compassionate care. He also was responsible for the system’s clinically integrated network, system quality, and safety departments, clinical informatics, clinical regulatory affairs, telehealth platform, care management, patient experience, and performance improvement.
At NuBrick Partners, Seth enjoys working with individual and cohorts of physician leaders to deliver coaching, mentoring, assessment, and development. He is passionate about helping physicians transition into leadership and deal with the rapid changes in the healthcare system (regulatory, technological, financial, etc.) that impact their work.
Seth is also an Adjunct Professor and Director of Student Engagement in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. He recently joined the Health Management Academy as an Executive in Residence. Additionally, he started in a role of Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners.
Formerly a board-certified vascular surgeon, Seth earned his Medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Following this, he performed his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also earned his graduate degree in Healthcare Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Additionally, he was a physician fellow at the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety.
An accomplished researcher with multiple publications and book chapters, Seth has also been involved with medical student and resident education and has been recognized for many honors and teaching awards from the University of Michigan Medical School and University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He presently holds the role of Associate Professor of Surgery with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Seth is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Society, the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, the Central Surgical Association, the American Venous Forum, and the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association.