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2018 Medical Humanities Distinguished Lecturer

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -
8:00am to 9:00am


Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation 1A


“The Modern History of Correctional Healthcare” given by Dr. Ronald Shansky

Dr. Shansky has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine and holds a Masters degree in Public Health. He has worked in Correctional Medicine for more than four decades. He has been an intermittent JCAHO surveyor and has also surveyed for the National Commission of Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). He has had multiple federal court appointments including as the Receiver for the Washington D.C. Jail medical and mental health programs. He has also been appointed as a Special Master, Court Monitor and Court Expert. His writings include chapters on Quality Improvement in the textbook Clinical Practice in Correctional Medicine. He was the first Illinois Department of Corrections Medical Director for eleven years. He has reviewed correctional health programs over the last four decades in forty-two states, the District of Columbia. Dr. Shansky currently resides with his wife Angela in Austin Texas.

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