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Wiley "Chip" Souba named dean of Dartmouth Medical School

Dartmouth Medical School
September 11, 2010
Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim announced today that he has appointed Wiley "Chip" Souba, an internationally recognized academic surgeon, as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Vice President for Health Affairs of Dartmouth College, effective October 1, 2010. Souba will also be a professor of surgery.

Souba comes to Dartmouth from The Ohio State University, where he served as Dean of the College of Medicine and as Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences. He holds an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, an Sc.D. in nutritional biochemistry from the Harvard School of Public Health, and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Chip Souba to Dartmouth," Kim said in making the announcement. "He is highly regarded as a cancer surgeon, as a basic scientist, and as a talented administrator and leader. He is known for his ability to partner and to transform. We are thrilled to have him join us as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School at such a critical time in the trajectory of medical research and training nationally."

Souba (pronounced Show-buh), one of the top surgical oncologists in the country, is also a scientific researcher whose studies on amino acid metabolism, as related to the development of cancer of the intestine, have been funded by the National Institutes of Health and reported in over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles. The editor of two books and author of another, Dr. Souba serves on the editorial board of numerous journals and has lectured throughout the world.

As Dean, he will report to Dartmouth's Provost, Carol Folt, who said of Souba: "Not only is he an outstanding physician, scientist, educator, and dean, he has also written extensively on the topic of effective leadership, with a focus on improving academic medical centers. His interests cross all areas at Dartmouth, and I am looking forward to working closely with him as we enter into an intense phase of strategic planning for Dartmouth."

Souba earned his medical degree in 1978 and then trained as a resident in surgery at the University of Texas in Houston. Following his residency, he completed fellowships at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He went on to earn his doctor of science degree at Harvard in 1984 and then held a fellowship in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston.
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