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Chairmen Named for Two Departments at Medical School
At The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Kyle Dickson, M.D., was named the new chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in June, and Philip Orlander, was named interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine May 16, Interim Dean Jerry S. Wolinsky, M.D., announced.
"Since Dr. Dickson's arrival a little less than a year ago, he has taken charge of the orthopaedics trauma program with energy, commitment and a team spirit," Wolinsky said. "I am confident that he will use these same leadership traits as he moves the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to its next level of development."
Dickson, chief of orthopaedic trauma at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, replaced Arthur Jansa, M.D., who had been leading the department on an interim basis since December 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at the UT Medical School, Dickson was director of orthopaedic trauma at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Dickson, who recently received an executive master's degree in business administration from Tulane University, has a five-year business plan to more than double the size of the faculty, adding 10 orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in pediatrics, hand, joints, spine and trauma. He also plans to hire a researcher to study the use of stem cells and other biologics in the promotion of bone growth and healing.
"When someone has a severe orthopaedic problem, I want them to think of UT Orthopaedics as the premiere place they can come to for the very best medical care," he said.
Dickson received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. To schedule an appointment at UT Orthopaedics, call 832-325-7141.
Orlander, professor and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, replaced Bruce Kone, M.D., who left the UT Medical School to become dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine.
"Dr. Orlander has served as chair of the Curriculum Committee, where he has been a key player in the improvements to our undergraduate medical curriculum, and he has been assistant dean for curricular affairs since 2005," Wolinsky said. "He knows the school and department well; is a team player; and is committed to our missions of education, research, and clinical care."
Orlander's research interests include the epidemiology of diabetes and its complications.
He has received numerous teaching awards and honors, and was elected to the UT Academy of Health Science Education.
He received his medical degree from Free University of Brussels, Belgium
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