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Dean Krugman Marks a Milestone


(May 2012) School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman, MD, marked his 20th year on the job in March. He’s the longest-serving medical school dean in the country.

It hasn’t been a dull couple of decades. In that time the school has moved to the Anschutz Medical Campus, revamped its curriculum, introduced interprofessional education and recently begun the process of reviewing how the school itself is organized. One constant over the years, Krugman says, is the struggle many rural and urban areas have to find enough doctors.

At a recent meeting of the school’s Executive Committee, Krugman was surprised with some gag gifts, a book containing photos and letters the dean has written in CU Medicine Today, and a crystal paperweight with the words “20 Years of Leadership and Dedication.”