The University of Chicago has named Dr. Jeffrey Glassroth professor and dean of clinical affairs and head of the faculty practice plan.
Effective July 8, Glassroth, 64, works with the dean of the biological sciences division, the clinical department chairs and faculty, president of the medical center and hospital administration to prepare for healthcare reform, enhance off-campus clinical practices, and further engage faculty in patient care, research and education. Glassroth, a pulmonologist, will also continue to practice medicine.
Glassroth joins the University of Chicago from another local educational institution—Northwestern University—where he was a professor of medicine and former president and CEO of the faculty practice. He also served as interim dean of the university's Feinberg School of Medicine from Jan. 1 to Sept. 1, 2011.