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Daniel Lichtstein, M.D., Appointed Interim Regional Dean

2/18/2010

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced the appointment of Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., to the post of interim regional dean for the Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Lichtstein, a professor of medicine, has been serving in the role of senior associate regional dean for the Boca Raton-based joint program.

"When we began our medical education partnership in Palm Beach County it was imperative that the Miller School have the best people in leadership positions in order to ensure all our students are educated at the unrelenting high standards the Miller School is known for," said Goldschmidt, who is also senior vice president for medical affairs and CEO of University of Miami Health System - UHealth. "Dr. Lichtstein is an outstanding educator and role model who has been invaluable to the regional campus and we are pleased he will be taking on these additional responsibilities."

Dr. Lichtstein, a fulltime UM faculty member since 1996, joined the Miller School at FAU program in 2006 and has remained a constant source of support, innovation and vision, which helped guide the program and its cutting-edge curriculum to national renown. The curriculum was recognized with a Josiah Macy Foundation grant, awarded through the Association of American Medical Colleges for its focus on chronic disease management and continuity of care.

Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., executive dean for education and policy, described Dr. Lichtstein as a "a gifted educator who is revered by the students and highly respected by colleagues for his devotion to educating the next generation of physicians."

Dr. Lichtstein said he considers his new post a charge to "continue the Miller School tradition of producing highly skilled and compassionate doctors to serve patients in the constantly changing world of modern medicine."