Dartmouth Medical School Names Dean
Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, an internationally recognized academic surgeon, has been appointed Dean of Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Vice President for Health Affairs of Dartmouth College. He succeeds William R. Green, PhD, who served as dean of DMS since January 2008. In his new role, Dr. Souba will also serve as a professor of surgery.
Prior to joining Dartmouth, Dr. Souba served as Dean of the College of Medicine and as Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at The Ohio State University since 2006. He is a leading surgical oncologist and researcher. His research focuses on the role of amino acid metabolism in the development of intestinal cancer and has been supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Souba earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Muskingum College in Ohio. He completed his MD at the University of Texas in Houston, where he also completed surgical residency. He subsequently completed fellowships in Boston, MA at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 1984, Dr. Souba earned his doctor of science degree in nutritional biochemistry at Harvard University before returning to Houston to complete a fellowship in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute.
Dr. Souba's first faculty position was at the University of Florida, where he served as professor of Surgery. He subsequently accepted a post as professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and as Chief of Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1999, he was appointed Waldhausen Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Penn State College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at Hershey Medical Center, where he served until becoming dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.