Steven L. Kanter, MD, neurosurgeon and leader in the field of medical informatics, has been appointed dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Kanter joins UMKC from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, where has been a faculty member since 1991 and Vice Dean since 2002. In his new post, he also serves as a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, and will hold the Merl and Muriel Hicklin Foundation Endowed Chair at the School of Medicine. Dr. Kanter’s tenure at UMKC began Oct. 1. He succeeds Betty Drees, MD, who led the UMKC School of Medicine for 12 years. Dr. Drees remains on the UMKC faculty.
Dr. Kanter earned his MD at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He completed residency at the University of Florida and served on the faculty at Texas A&M University College of Medicine before moving to the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the World Association of Medical Editors and the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). He is former Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and a former Fellow in Medical Informatics for the National Library of Medicine. He was the 2013 recipient of the Merrell Flair Award, given by the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs. In 2007, he received the AMEE’s Patil Award for Best Medical Education Research Presentation.
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