Healthcare Adviser: Oliver J. Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS

As healthcare is undergoing turbulent changes due to economic instability and the need for a stable medical infrastructure, Uriel Medical Foundation strives to ensure that the focus of health remains on wellness and prevention, not solely on the means to distribute care. 

The vision of Uriel's Medical Research Division is to enhance health and wellness by supporting research on preventative medicine and quality and safety initiatives in healthcare systems. 

About the Healthcare Adviser

Dr. Wisco is a Dermatologist that is fellowship trained in Mohs Surgery & Melanoma. He is the President and CEO of Dermatology Heath Specialists, a private practice based in Central Oregon.

Dr. Wisco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Portland in Portland, OR, where he was also an Air Force ROTC graduate. He then went on to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his internship at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA. After internship, Dr. Wisco spent two years as a Flight Surgeon at Beale AFB, CA with the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron, and then completed a dermatology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC), Lackland AFB, TX. Upon completing residency, Dr. Wisco spent the next two years on the WHMC dermatology residency faculty.  He then completed a combined Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Melanoma Research Fellowship through Mystic Valley Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA under Donald J. Grande, MD and Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. After fellowship, Dr. Wisco served as the Chief of Dermatology at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS for three years prior to moving to Bend, OR.

In addition to Dr. Wisco's medical practice, he has been actively involved in healthcare policy initiatives primarily with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). His work led to the development of the AAD's national performance measurement system and data registry.