Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Ranga Krishnan, Dean of the Medical College of Rush University

Dr. Ranga Krishna serves as Dean of Rush Medical College. Dr. Krishnan most recently served for seven years as the dean at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and previously as the school’s executive vice dean. The medical school is a joint venture between Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the National University of … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Ranga Krishnan, Dean of the Medical College of Rush University”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh Chairman, Council on Communications, American Psychiatric Association

Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard-trained subspecialist psychiatrist who works at the intersection of academic medicine, clinical practice, and neuro-technological innovation. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist, as well as the Chairperson of the Council on Communications for the American Psychiatric Association; the Innovation Officer for the MGH Psychiatry Academy, the largest psychiatric education provider … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh Chairman, Council on Communications, American Psychiatric Association”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Margaret Wilson, Dean of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Dr. Margaret Wilson is the current Dean of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first osteopathic medical school. She is also a Professor of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Truman State University and her Doctorate at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical focus involves Family … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Margaret Wilson, Dean of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Norm Berman, Founder of MedU

In addition to being the Co-founder and Executive Director of MedU, Dr. Berman, is a pediatric cardiologist as well as a Professor of Pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He served as Section Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from 2008-2015, and was the Pediatric Clerkship Director at Dartmouth Medical School … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Norm Berman, Founder of MedU”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Katz, Founder of the True Health Initiative

As founder of the True Health Initiative, Dr. Katz also serves as founding director of the Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital and as president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He received his BA from Dartmouth College; his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and his MPH from the Yale University … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Katz, Founder of the True Health Initiative”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society

Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., M.A.C.P., deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, is responsible for directing the Society’s Cancer Control Science department. This group of internationally recognized experts focuses on the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as emerging science and trends in cancer. The department is responsible for producing the Society’s … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. William Stead, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. William Stead is Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He received his B.A., M.D., and residency training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology from Duke University. He went on to help develop The Medical Record (TMR), one of the first practical electronic medical record systems … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. William Stead, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center”

Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean of University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing

Dr. Niederhauser is currently Dean and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Prior to her current position, Dr. Niederhauser has held various leadership roles at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene. She has also held academic appointments at George Mason University and George Washington University. … Continue reading “Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean of University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Benjamin Chu, Group President at Kaiser Permanente

Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, was named group president for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California and Georgia regions in October 2014. He directs health plan and hospital operations for 14 hospitals and 237 medical offices to serve more than 4 million members in both locations. Dr. Chu joined Kaiser Permanente as its regional president of … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Benjamin Chu, Group President at Kaiser Permanente”

Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean of UNLV's School of Nursing

Dr. Carolyn Yucha serves as Dean of the UNLV nursing program. Under her guidance, the School of Nursing offers educational programs for the basic BSN degree, MSN degrees with Nurse Practitioner and Education tracks, a Ph.D. in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing practice degree. Her research focuses on physiological stress reactions. She has expertise … Continue reading “Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean of UNLV's School of Nursing”