New Dean of Medical School appointed at the University of Utah

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New Dean of Medical School appointed at the University of Utah

13 Jul, 2018

Dr. Michael L. Good, renowned inventor, anesthesiologist, and healthcare executive appointed to lead U. of Utah School of Medicine

University of Utah School of Medicine - New Dean

On June 27, 2018, the University of Utah Present Ruth V. Watkins announced the appointment of Dr. Michael L. Good as the new Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health, and executive dean for the U’s School of Medicine. Dr. Good is a renowned inventor, anesthesiologist and administrator that was recruited to the University of Utah after serving as the dean for the UF College of Medicine. 

“Dr. Good is a widely respected leader and administrator with extensive experience managing the complementary missions of clinical care, education and research that are the essential components of academic medicine,” said Watkins. “Mike shares my vision that a public university should serve as a catalyst for improving the human condition and should strive to improve the community it serves. I look forward to collaborating with him in the years ahead.”

The announcement marks the successful completion of the U’s national executive search for a new leader to take the health system in an exciting new direction. Dr. Good will take the place of Dr. Vivian Lee, former head of health sciences and dean of the medical school, following her departure in 2016. Dr. Good was one of 3 finalists considered for the role, the finalists were announced in early June as:

• Dr. Derek Angus, chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

• Dr. Michael Lowell Good, dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

• John G. Hunter, executive vice president and CEO of the Oregon Health and Science University Health System.

Michael L. Good, MD
Good, whose medical speciality is anesthesiology, earned his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He performed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine followed by a fellowship there.

In addition to serving as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, he is a distinguished professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah strives to be a model public university in delivering unmatched value in higher education and health care while making social, economic and cultural contributions that improve the quality of life throughout the state, the nation and the world. Located in Salt Lake City, the school is Utah’s flagship university. It provides education to more than 31,000 graduate, undergraduate and professional students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The university offers 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level. With revenues in excess of $4.2 billion (FY17), the university is considered one of Utah’s primary economic engines. The institution generates more than $600 million annually for the state of Utah in nontax revenue and is one of the state’s largest employers. The university is a catalyst for a research corridor through northern Utah that is a hotbed for technology and development activities, colloquially known as Silicon Slopes.

As part of the university, University of Utah Health is the only academic medical center in the state of Utah and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and much of Nevada. It is also the training ground for most of the region’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and other health care professionals. With an annual budget of more than $3.6 billion, the health care system is comprised of four hospitals and 12 clinics; University of Utah Medical Group; a highly ranked, $291 million research enterprise encompassing six schools and colleges, including the schools of medicine and dentistry, and colleges of health, nursing and pharmacy and the Eccles Health Sciences Library; University of Utah Health Plans, ARUP Laboratories, one of the national’s largest reference laboratories; and numerous institutes and centers reflecting the health system’s strengths in oncology, cardiovascular, diabetes treatment, genetics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, neuroscience, psychiatry, precision medicine, population health and global health. Excellence in patient care, education and research is vital to the overall mission of the organization. Staffed by more than 20,000 employees, U of U Health has evolved to be recognized nationally as a highly innovative and transformative health care system.


Link references:

U of Utah News – Official Press Release


Deseret News Utah – Finalists Announced

Deseret News Utah – Dean Announced

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