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College of Medicine names head of department of anesthesia
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Medicine has named
Dr. David L. Brown as head of the department of anesthesia. Brown, who
will assume the post in September, replaces Dr. John Tinker, who resigned
the position last August.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Brown to the UI College of Medicine,"
says Dr. Robert P. Kelch, dean of the college. "He brings a wealth
of experience to the department of anesthesia and to the entire college."
Brown currently serves as professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Medical
School and consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A native of
Ames, Iowa, he received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University
and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his
post-graduate work in anesthesiology at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
He has been associated with Mayo since 1990. Prior to that, he was on
the faculty of the department of anesthesiology at the University of Washington
Brown is nationally prominent in the field of anesthesia, having published
numerous scientific articles relating to clinical anesthesia, including
his specialty, regional anesthesia. He is the editor of the hallmark text
in his field, "Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia," and was recently
named editor-in-chief of the medical journal "Regional Anesthesia."
Kelch praised the efforts of Dr. Peter J.R. Jebson, who has served as
interim head of the department since April, when Tinker left to become
chair of anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska/Clarkson Medical
"We would also like to thank Dr. Jebson for his exemplary efforts
during this time of transition," Kelch says.