Mark Anderson, famend cardiac skilled and medical chief, named to guide College of Chicago Medication

Mark Anderson, a famend scholar, doctor and caregiver, has been appointed to guide the College of Chicago’s field-defining work in medication and organic sciences as Govt Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Division of the Organic Sciences and Dean of the Pritzker College of Medication, efficient Oct. 1, 2022.

Anderson involves the management of the College of Chicago Medication from the Johns Hopkins College College of Medication, the place he’s director of the Division of Medication, the William Osler Professor of Medication and physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Earlier than transferring to Johns Hopkins in 2014, he led the Cardiovascular Analysis Middle and the Division of Medication on the College of Iowa and served on the medical school at Vanderbilt College, the place he directed academic and scientific applications.

“Mark is an awfully gifted and globally revered medical chief who’s dedicated to an formidable agenda of fundamental, translational and scientific analysis, whereas getting ready the subsequent era of students, clinicians, and leaders in organic sciences and educational medication,” mentioned President Paul Alivisatos. “Mark is in a robust place to guide progress of our scientific enterprise and may have a big give attention to the enlargement of UCM’s regional well being system.”

“As we received to know Mark, it grew to become clear that he’s the precise companion to collaborate throughout the College and lead the various aspects of the College of Chicago Medication and the Division of the Organic Sciences,” mentioned Provost Ka Yee C. Lee. “We prolong to him a heat welcome to our mental neighborhood.”

Anderson will lead the medical and organic analysis, schooling, care supply, and neighborhood engagement enterprise for UChicago Medication, the Division of the Organic Sciences, and the Pritzker College of Medication. Reporting to Alivisatos, he’ll work intently with leaders throughout the College and UChicago Medication to guide a metamorphosis agenda geared toward driving progress of UChicago Medication and integrating the tutorial and scientific applications to leverage the strengths of every and improve their affect. 

“The College of Chicago Medication is in a particular place to guide the seek for discoveries, to coach sensible and compassionate caregivers, and to supply the best stage of medical care and repair to our communities,” mentioned Brien O’Brien, chair of the College of Chicago Medical Middle Board of Trustees. “We’re delighted that Mark Anderson will deliver his impressed management and deep expertise to this mission.”

A significant a part of Anderson’s duties will probably be management of UChicago Medication’s efforts to boost neighborhood well being, well being fairness, and entry to take care of communities in Chicago’s South Facet and past.

“I’m thrilled and humbled to hitch the College of Chicago neighborhood, and sit up for the chance to work throughout the College and the South Facet to advertise biomedical discovery, schooling and well being,” Anderson mentioned.

After receiving his undergraduate diploma in biology with honors from Macalester Faculty in St. Paul, Minnesota, Anderson earned a Ph.D. in physiology and an M.D. from the College of Minnesota. At Stanford College, he accomplished an inside medication residency and fellowships in cardiology and scientific cardiac electrophysiology, earlier than becoming a member of Vanderbilt’s medical school in 1996. He moved to the College of Iowa Carver Faculty of Medication in 2005 and served as chairman and division govt officer of inside medication along with main Iowa’s Cardiovascular Analysis Middle.

Anderson’s scholarly work, dedication to schooling and medical management have earned worldwide recognition, and he’s a number one skilled on the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and coronary heart failure. His analysis is concentrated on the position of the calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in coronary heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias, that are a standard explanation for sudden cardiac dying. He has revealed greater than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, e book chapters and e book opinions, has given invited talks throughout america and in additional than a dozen nations, and has been included over a few years within the Citadel and Connolly itemizing of the highest docs within the U.S. In 2017, Anderson was elected to the Nationwide Academy of Medication.

In his management roles at Johns Hopkins, Anderson oversees greater than 700 full-time school members and clinicians throughout 18 educational divisions, almost 3,000 workers members and trainees, 300,000 clinic visits, and an annual analysis portfolio of greater than $200 million within the final yr. At Johns Hopkins, Mark led the Division of Medication’s efforts in securing philanthropy, elevating roughly $20 million to $40 million yearly.

In a message saying the information to the UChicago neighborhood, Alivisatos thanked Govt Vice President Kenneth Polonsky for his management of the College of Chicago Medical Middle, the Division of the Organic Sciences and the Pritzker College of Medication. Polonsky will develop into Senior Advisor to the President on the finish of September 2022 and can stay a tenured school member at UChicago.