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