for UPHS and Dean of School of Medicine: Arthur Rubenstein
Rubenstein, MBBCh, an accomplished physician, diabetes researcher
and academic leader, has been named executive vice president of
the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean
of the School of Medicine effective September 1.
role, he will lead the University of Pennsylvania Health System;
as executive vice president, he will report to President Judith
Rodin, and as dean, to Provost Robert Barchi. Dr. Robert Martin,
Health System CEO, will report to Dr. Rubenstein.
Rubenstein is an exceptional educator and an accomplished physician,
scientist and leader who possesses the experience and skills necessary
to lead Penn's Health System into the future," said President
Rodin. " We are absolutely delighted about his decision to come
has served for the past four years as dean and Gustave L. Levy
Distinguished Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New
York. He is known at Mount Sinai for recruiting and retaining
outstanding faculty, developing and implementing a comprehensive
strategic planning process and for significant increases in federally
funded research. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago
from 1967 to 1997, serving as chairman of the Department of Medicine
starting in 1981.
prominent endocrinologist, recognized for clinical expertise and
groundbreaking research in diabetes, as well as for inspired teaching,
Dr. Rubenstein has been a member of the Institute of Medicine
since 1985. He is a fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
and has led the Association of American Physicians, the American
Board of Internal Medicine, and the Association of Professors
more than 350 publications, Dr. Rubenstein has held editorial
advisory positions with numerous respected journals, including
service on the editorial boards of the Annals of Internal Medicine,
Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, Medicine and
Clinical Trials Advisor. He was also a consulting editor to
the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
years of experience and a keen appreciation for the challenges
facing today's academic health systems, we believe Dr. Rubenstein
will lead Penn to even greater prominence in academic medicine,"
said Provost Barchi. "He is committed to closely coordinating
the medical school's education and research mission with the clinical
care offered by Penn's specialists, primary care doctors and other
health-care providers," he said.
a native of South Africa, received his medical degree from the
University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1960. He was
affiliated with that institution and the Johannesburg General
Hospital while in South Africa and subsequently, with the Hammersmith
Hospital in London.
a critical time for Penn's Health System," said Dr. Rodin. "With
the many financial challenges confronting America's medical schools
and teaching hospitals, we face the future with a great sense
of pride in what we have accomplished and with the expectation
of growing momentum," she said.
L. Evans, chairman and professor of psychiatry, chaired the search
committee for the executive vice president/dean position. "On
behalf of the search committee, I can say we are absolutely delighted
that President Rodin has successfully recruited Arthur Rubenstein
to be our new executive vice president/dean. Dr. Rubenstein is
among the most highly respected and admired leaders in academic
medicine today. I believe he will be received with great enthusiasm
throughout the School of Medicine, Health System, and the University,"
said Dr. Evans.