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Horwitz Announced as Chair of Stanford Department of Medicine

Dr. Ralph I. Horwitz, dean of Case Western Reserve University Medical School, has been named the new chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. In his new position, Dr. Horwitz will direct 14 divisions and programs made up of nearly 150 faculty members. Dr. Horwitz will also collaborate closely with leaders at the School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Horwitz earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed training in internal medicine at McGill University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Horwitz served as a member of the Yale faculty since 1978. During his lengthy tenure, he held a variety of positions, including Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Horwitz joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in 2003, and during his stay as dean, Case Western saw its research portfolio expand dramatically. Dr. Horwitz's research endeavors include investigations into the link between estrogen and the risk of breast and uterine cancer, the association between phenylpropanolamine and brain hemorrhage in young adults, and the relationship between coffee consumption and bladder cancer. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American College of Physicians, the Association of American Physicians, and the American College of Epidemiology. He was recently appointed to the advisory committee of the director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Horwitz, a leader in fostering ties between public health and medical education, advocates the need to restore the public's trust in health care, a viewpoint shared by Stanford University School of Medicine Dean Philip Pizzo, MD. Dr. Horwitz will assume his …

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