Kaldjian Named Interim Director for General Medicine
Friday, September 20, 2013
Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Lauris Kaldjian will serve as the interim director for the Division of General Internal Medicine, beginning October 1. Dr. Peter Cram leaves Iowa September 30
to join the faculty at the University of Toronto. Peter’s accomplishments in
health services research have set a high standard for his colleagues around the
world. His work on the impact of specialty hospitals delivery of care and his
examination of the relative expense and effectiveness of a variety of procedures
is groundbreaking. Best wishes to Dr. Cram.
Dr. Kaldjian received
his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor followed by a
medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale-New Haven
Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. After clinical training, Dr. Kaldjian remained at
Yale, earning a Master of Divinity degree and a PhD in religious ethics. While
pursuing these degrees, he served as a clinical instructor then Assistant
Professor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He joined the
faculty at Iowa in 2000 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal
Medicine and a physician-ethicist in the Program in Bioethics and Humanities, a
program he now directs. In 2006 he was promoted to Associate Professor with
tenure and in 2012 became a Professor. In 2013 he was appointed as the Richard
M. Caplan Chair in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities.
for his teaching, Dr. Kaldjian received the 2005 UI Collegiate Teaching Award from the
College of Medicine. He is the UI Hospitals and Clinics Medical Director for
Clinical Ethics and chairs the Ethical Issues Subcommittee.
search for the next division director is Dr. Gary Rosenthal, former director of
the general medicine division himself and current head of the UI Institute for
Clinical and Translational Science.