Richard D. Krugman, MD, is the first vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver. In this role, he supports the deans of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health, the College of Nursing and the Graduate School for the health sciences. He oversees all clinical programs of the university at its five affiliated hospitals; the Center on Aging, the Center of Bioethics and Humanities, the Colorado Area Health Education (AHEC) system and Risk Management also report to him. He also oversees Interprofessional Education and the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Alumni Relations.
Dr. Krugman became dean of the CU School of Medicine on March 1, 1992, after serving as acting dean for 20 months.
Dr. Krugman is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. A board-certified pediatrician, he did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized authority in the field of child abuse prevention. Dr. Krugman joined the CU School of Medicine faculty in 1973.
Dr. Krugman also has held a variety of administrative positions at the University of Colorado Denver including director of admissions and co-director of the child health associate program, director of the university’s SEARCH/AHEC program, vice chairman for clinical affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Kempe Center. He is also president of University Physicians, Inc., the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty practice plan.
Dr. Krugman is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is currently on the boards of University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, among others.