Marvin Dunn, M.D., an executive at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, died early Wednesday, the council announced today.
Dunn, 71, had been suffering from leukemia, the ACGME reported.
Dunn joined the Chicago-based ACGME in 1998, the group says. As director of its residency review committee activities, he oversaw its specialty-specific accreditation activities and was involved in compiling the group's new resident duty hours rules, which went into effect July 1.
"As the ACGME developed its duty hours standards and moved to a competency-based method of evaluating programs, Dr. Dunn always kept the impact on the resident in the forefront," the ACGME says.
"He brought vast experience, deep wisdom, an unfailing sense of humor and the capacity to see goodness in each of us," says David Leach, M.D., ACGME's executive director, in a written statement. "He will be greatly missed."
Dunn, a pathologist, previously served as director of graduate medical education at the American Medical Association and as vice president for health sciences and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
He also served as dean of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and as acting dean and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, the ACGME says.