I’d like to offer some insight into who I am, what motivates me, and the vision that inspired me to accept the honor of serving as your Dean of this great medical school. I am driven by a passion to make a true difference in our understanding, prevention, and treatment of disease. The reason that I accepted the privilege of this position is that I believe that all of the critical components necessary to transform and define the future of medicine are here at the Miller School. This passion will guide me as I seek to understand the legacy and accomplishments of this organization, and as we work together to build for the future.
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Robert S. Kirsner has been named Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. Rob, who holds the Harvey Blank Professorship, has done an outstanding job as Interim Chair, a position he has held since his predecessor, Dr. Lawrence A. Schachner, stepped down in 2014.
Today, as we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we can find renewed inspiration in the work of one of the most important figures in our history. Dr. King’s extraordinary life was dedicated to promoting equality among all people, rooting out widespread disparities in employment, education, justice and health care.