Friday, March 30, 2012

New dean of Medicine & Dentistry appointed

I am delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. D. Douglas Miller as Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, for a five-year term of office effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized physician and clinician-scientist, a leader in academic medicine, and experienced chief academic/executive officer with a proven record of success.

Dr. Miller is currently University System of Georgia Regents’ Professor of Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, and served as the 2010-2011 Robert G. Petersdorf Scholar, Association of American Medical Colleges. From 2006 to 2010 and 2008 to 2010, respectively, Dr. Miller served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice-President for Health Affairs of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG).

As Dean and Senior Vice-President for Health Affairs, Dr. Miller instituted many innovative initiatives with measured outcomes that are truly impressive. He has a strong reputation of integrity and a genuine desire to seek consultation. He listens with thoughtfulness and leads with the best interests of the organization at heart. He has a passion for the continual improvement in health care systems and the intellectual and strategic abilities to be effective in this pursuit.

A native of Brockville, Ont., who spent his formative years in Montreal, Dr. Miller attended Concordia University, Loyola College in Montreal, where he received the Dipl├┤me D’├ętudes Collegiale, and McGill University, where he earned his M.D., C.M. (Doctor of Medicine). He later went on to receive an Executive Master of International Business from Saint Louis University Cook School of Business and Administration.

The full memo about Dr. Miller's appointment, including dates and times for Faculty Forums in April, is online.

To learn more about Dr. Miller, go to the online story.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Dr. Miller to the U of A community,

Carl Amrhein
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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