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Thomas Boat, MD, has been appointed dean of the University of Cincinnati's (UC) College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs. Dr. Boat has served as executive associate dean for the College of Medicine since April 2008 and as chief executive officer of University of Cincinnati Physicians since July 2008. He is also professor of pediatrics. Andrew Filak Jr., MD, had been serving as interim and will return to his role as senior associate dean for academic affairs and as chair for the department of medical education.
From 1993 to 2007, Dr. Boat served as director of the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation and chairman of the UC College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. He has also previously served as physician-in-chief of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Before joining the UC College of Medicine in 1993, Dr. Boat was chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and served as co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. He earned his MD from the University of Iowa and completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis.
Dr. Boat is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and recently served as chair of the IOM Committee on Accelerating Research and Product Development for Rare Diseases. He is immediate past chair of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) Board of Directors. He has served as chair of the American Board of Pediatrics, president of the Society for Pediatric Research, and president of the American Pediatric Society. Among other awards, Dr. Boat has been honored with the St. Geme Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations and the Global Ronald McDonald House Charities Award …