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King Named Medical School's Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
Brent King, M.D., assumed full-time responsibilities as executive vice dean for clinical affairs for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, effective Aug. 1.
In this new role, King is the UT Health Science Center’s primary leader of all practice plan management and clinical matters at the Medical School. The practice plan has a projected revenue of $200 million for Fiscal Year 2007.
“Over the past eight months, I’ve worked closely with Dr. King on a number of issues, many of them related to the practice plan,” said James T. Willerson, M.D., president of the UT Health Science Center. “I have grown to value his energy and wisdom and look forward to his continued leadership in this key role for us.”
Interim Medical School Dean Jerry S. Wolinsky, M.D., said, “I’m very glad to have Brent, with his reputation for thoughtful leadership, filling this important executive role for the Medical School’s practice plan.” King also will continue as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
“Dr. King has an outstanding grasp of the critical issues facing a large, multi-specialty academic physician group in the 21st century,” said Kevin Dillon, executive vice president for administration and business affairs. “He’s smart, decisive and will bring a very practical approach to problem-solving for our group.”
King will chair a practice plan leadership team that includes Wolinsky, Dillon and Richard Andrassy, M.D., who will continue as the chair of the UT Physicians board. Andrassy also is chair of the Department of Surgery.
The responsibilities King held on an interim basis as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the health science center, November 2006-July 2007, will be shared by Dillon and President Willerson.
King became chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical School in 1999 after seven years on the faculty at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.
He received his medical degree and completed postgraduate training in pediatrics at the UT Medical School.
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