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Deborah A. Wing, MD, MBA

Senior Client Partner
Dr. Wing, Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry's Academic Health Center Practice, is based in the Los Angeles office.

With a focus on securing top executives for academic health science centers, Dr. Wing brings contemporary industry knowledge to executive search and talent development assignments throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her searches have included Deans for Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Allied Health Professionals; CEO; COO, CFO; Chief Medical Officer; Chair; Chief; and Institute and Division Directors.

She is an internationally recognized physician leader and former Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology and MFM Division Director at UC Irvine. There she opened a Perinatal Research Laboratory, acquired nearly $8M in NIH-funding and trained fellows who assumed positions in academic institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University and the University of Colorado.

Dr. Wing is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology and in the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine. She has served as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and on the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Division. A member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, she previously served as a member of its Board of Directors. Today, Dr. Wing also serves as a consultant for several national and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. She is also a graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership In Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM).

Dr. Wing received her Healthcare Executive MBA from the University of California, Irvine, her bachelor’s degree in chemistry-biology from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and doctorate of medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology and her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is certified in mediation by the state of California.