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Executive Search

School of Medicine


In January, Dean Richard D. Krugman, MD, announced his desire to step down as the dean of the School of Medicine (SOM) after 23 years in the position. Executive search firm Spencer Stuart will assist in the search for his replacement.

Candidate Finalists 
Three finalists have been identified in the SOM Dean/Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs search from a distinguished group of applicants.

The first finalist, Dr. Robert Harrington, visited campus Oct. 13-14, 2014. Dr. Harrington is currently with Stanford University School of Medicine, the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. See Dr. Robert Harrington's Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter​ for detailed information about his qualifications and interest in the SOM Dean/Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs position. 

On Oct. 13, Dr. Harrington spoke to the CU Anschutz faculty and others.  Find the recording of this session here: mms://essvideo.ucdenver.edu/public/SOM_Dean_VCHA_Search_Interview_OCT_13_2014.wmv
For questions about this link, please contact Ryan Wiest, University Communications, at 303-724-8113. 

The second confirmed finalist will visit campus Oct. 27-28. More information on this candidate, including the name and background materials, will be posted a few days prior to the visit. Dates for the third finalist are not yet confirmed. 

Search Committee
  • Chairman Dean David Goff, MD, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health (See a statement from the chair)
  • Brenda Allen, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Joan Bothner, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO); Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at CHCO, SOM
  • Peter Buttrick, MD,  Division Head, Cardiology SOM
  • Robin Deterding, MD, Director of Breathing Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO); Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary, SOM 
  • Mark Johnston, PhD, Professor and Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, SOM
  • Todd T. Kingdom, MD, FACS, Professor, Otolaryngology, SOM
  • Phil Mehler, MD, FACEP, Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Denver Health (DHHA); Professor and Associate Dean, SOM
  • Judy Regensteiner, PhD, Founder/Director, Center for Women's Health Research; Professor, Dept. of Medicine, SOM
  • E. Chester (Chip) Ridgway, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Dept of Medicine; Distinguished Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, SOM
  • Rich Schulick, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Surgery, SOM (GI Tumor & Endocrine Surgery)
  • Jane Schumaker, Senior Associate Dean for Admininistration & Finance, SOM; and Executive Director, University Physicians, Inc.
  • Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN,  Dean, College of Nursing
  • Rich Zane, MD, Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, SOM 
  • Carolyn Goble, Staff, Chancellor's Office