CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8033; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Oct. 2, 2002
Candidates for dean of UI Carver College of Medicine announced
Four candidates to replace Robert P. Kelch, M.D., as dean of the University
of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will visit the UI
campus for interviews in October.
A. Walsh, M.D., the John H. Hord Professor and chairman of the department
of medicine at Case Western Reserve University and physician-in-chief at University
Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, will visit the UI campus for interviews Oct.
Walsh is a cardiologist who also holds an appointment as professor of physiology
and biophysics at Case Western. He served previously as division head of cardiology
at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, during which time he also
was director of the school's Cardiovascular Center.
Walsh received his bachelor of science and medical degrees from Georgetown
University. After receiving his medical degree, he completed an internship
at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which was followed by
a residency at the same university. He did postdoctoral work as a cardiology
fellow at Georgetown University Hospital.
C. Baldwin, M.D., associate provost for health affairs at Dartmouth College
and professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School, will be on the UI campus
Baldwin, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is a former dean of Dartmouth Medical
School. Prior to his tenure at Dartmouth, he was the DeBakey Professor and
chair of the department of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Baldwin received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, was a Rhodes
Scholar at the University of Oxford, and earned his medical degree at Stanford
University. He completed residencies in medicine and surgery at Massachusetts
General Hospital and is board-certified in internal medicine, surgery and
thoracic surgery. His research has focused on the control of lung circulation
and preservation of organs for transplantation.
A. Clark, M.D., the Dan F. Parman Distinguished Professor and chair of
the department of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center
in San Antonio, will visit the UI campus for interviews Oct. 23-24.
Clark, whose work focuses on infectious diseases, assumed his present positions
in 1994. Prior to his appointment at Texas, he was at the UI from 1983-94,
most recently as associate chair of internal medicine and director of the
Division of Infectious Diseases in the UI Carver College of Medicine and UI
Hospitals and Clinics.
Clark holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a medical degree
from Columbia University. Upon completion of his medical degree, he was an
intern at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, a resident at
Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, a senior staff fellow at the National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of
Health in Bethesda, Md., and chief resident in medicine at Harborview Medical
Center in Seattle.
E. Robillard, M.D., professor and chair of pediatrics at the University
of Michigan Medical School and physician-in-chief at C.S. Mott Children's
Hospital, will interview on the UI campus Oct. 29-30.
Robillard, a pediatric nephrologist whose work focuses on the developmental
physiology of the kidney, has held his current positions at Michigan since
1996. Prior to that, he was professor and vice chair of pediatrics, and division
director of pediatric nephrology in the UI Carver College of Medicine and
the UI Hospitals and Clinics. He joined the UI faculty in 1974 upon completion
of pediatric nephrology fellowships at the University of California Medical
Center in Los Angeles and at the UI.
He received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Montreal.
Following receipt of his medical degree, Robillard did an internship at the
Hotel Dieu Hospital and a residency in pediatrics at Ste. Justine Hospital
Kelch, who is also vice president for statewide health services, has been
dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine since 1994. In December 2001, Kelch
announced he would step down as dean to concentrate on his duties as vice
president. At that time, he said he would continue to serve as dean until
his successor was on board.
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