Assistant dean at UofL medical school selected for national program to train women executives

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    Kimberly Boland
    Kimberly Boland, M.D., is assistant dean of resident education and work environment in the Office of Graduate Medical Education at the UofL School of Medicine. Additionally, she holds the positions of executive vice chair of pediatrics, associate director of pediatric residency training and professor in the UofL Department of Pediatrics.

    An assistant dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine has been selected to the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.

    Kimberly A. Boland, M.D., has been elected for the 2017-2018 ELAM class. ELAM is a year-long fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. It provides leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for executive positions in the academic health sciences. Currently,  ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions at 240 academic health organizations worldwide.

    The election of Boland brings the total of ELAM fellows from UofL to 19, including School of Medicine Dean Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., who participated in 2003-2004.

    Boland has served as assistant dean of resident education and work environment in the Department of Graduate Medical Education at the UofL medical school since August 2016. Additionally, she holds the positions of vice chair of medical education, director of pediatric residency training and professor in the UofL Department of Pediatrics.

    Boland is the current president of the Kentucky Pediatric Foundation and immediate past president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also is chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ Mid-America Region and a member of its Curriculum Task Force.

    In addition to overseeing the pediatric residency program, Boland oversees eight pediatric fellowship programs at UofL and assisted in the creation of the department’s Development and Behavioral Fellowship, Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. She also serves the university on the Promotion and Tenure Committee and the School of Medicine Wellness Committee.

    She is a past recipient of the Paul Weber Award herself, also with the School of Medicine Master Educator Award and Dean’s Educator Award for Distinguished Teaching along with five clinical teaching awards and seven faculty peer mentoring awards.

    From Louisville, Boland earned her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University and her medical degree from UofL. She completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis. She is board certified in pediatrics and practices with University of Louisville Physicians.

    For more information on the ELAM program, visit the program’s website. A complete list of ELAM alumnae selected while they were with UofL is shown below:

    University of Louisville Alumnae: 
    Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program
     
     Kathy B. Baumgartner, Ph.D. (2008-2009) 
     Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
     University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences
     Anees B. Chagpar, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H. (2009-2010)
     Academic Advisory Dean, School of Medicine
     Director, Multidisciplinary Breast Program
     Associate Professor of Surgery
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Mary Thoesen Coleman, M.D., Ph.D. (2002-2003)
     Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
     Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Family and Community Medicine
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Lourdes C. Corman, M.D. (1996-1997)
     Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine
     Chief, Division of Medical Education
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Connie L. Drisko, DDS (2001-2002)
     Professor of Periodontics
     Assistant Dean for Research
     University of Louisville School of Dentistry
     Kelli Bullard Dunn, M.D. (2012-2013)
     Vice Dean, Community Engagement and Diversity
     Professor of Surgery
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Susan Galandiuk, M.D. (2001-2002) 
     Professor of Surgery
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A. (2003-2004) 
     Dean, School of Medicine
     Professor of Surgery, and Otolaryngology
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Diane Harper, M.D. (2015-2016)
     Rowntree Professor and Endowed Chair of Family and Geriatric Medicine
     Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Amy Laura Holthouser, M.D. (2016-2017) Associate Dean, Medical Education
     Associate Professor of Pediatrics
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H. (2007-2008) 
     Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
     Professor of Pediatrics
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Linda F. Lucas, M.D. (1999-2000)
     Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A. (2012-2013)
     Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
     Donald E. Baxter Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
     Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Barbara J. McLaughlin, Ph.D. (2000-2001)
     Professor of Ophthalmology
     Associate Dean for Research
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Melanie R. Peterson, D.M.D., M.B.A. (2008-2009) 
     Associate Professor of Dentistry
     University of Louisville School of Dentistry
     Laura F. Schweitzer, Ph.D. (1998-1999)
     Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
     Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
     Associate Dean of Student Affairs
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     M. Ann Shaw, M.D. (2013-2014)
     Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
     Professor of Medicine
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
     Jill Suttles, Ph.D. (2010-2011) 
     Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
     University of Louisville School of Medicine
    
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