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Dr. Rajiv Dhand Named Chair of Medicine
Rajiv Dhand, MD, FCCP, FACP, FAARC, a noted expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been appointed Chair of Medicine. As Chair, he oversees patient care, research and educational activities of the department, which encompasses 16 medical specialties and is comprised of more than 100 faculty physicians, research scientists, residents and fellows, who serve patients through inpatient and outpatient services.
Most recently, Dr. Dhand was Professor of Medicine and Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Missouri. Prior to that, he served at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Postgraduate Institute in Chandigarh, India.
Dr. Dhand is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. He completed three fellowships in the specialties after residency training in India and completed a research associate position at Virginia Mason Research Center and University of Washington, Seattle. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Association of Respiratory Care and elected to America's Top Physicians.
As an educator, Dr. Dhand has developed curriculum, written and edited textbook chapters, and taught in a variety of forums. A leader in the field of pulmonary medicine, he has been invited to speak at more than 50 national and international conferences, and his expertise in aerosol delivery devices is internationally recognized.
Dr. Dhand who joined the Graduate School of Medicine January 1, plans to expand the opportunities for fellowship education and encourage more research through additional clinical trials. He follows Dr. Timothy Panella, who served as Chair since 2001 and will continue in the Department as Associate Professor.
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